Originally Posted by num
Don't have the date nailed down yet, but we're looking at late April. How'd the MRI and PT go?
The MRI is done, but no one in a lab coat has looked at it yet. I tried to look at it but I haven't a clue what I'm looking for, so that was pretty much a waste of time.
PT went well - the girl in charge of my case actually runs patrol at the mountain where I yard-saled. She got my knee to flex to +5 to +121, says there's still a lot of fluid in there (thankfully no edema) and had me walk some. Not too bad, almost no pain. She did a diode test on my quads - 108 on the right, 25 on the left. Quads have atrophied pretty quick on the bad side. Otherwise, she says it's an unremarkable ACL tear case - everything looks like she'd expect. Gave me some hamstring and stretching exercises - nothing too difficult.
Unfortunately she heads out on vacation, so I have to see one of her assistants for my two appts next week.
She advises to just do the surgery - she knows my second-opinion doc (he had ACL reconstruction himself) and recommends him. I see him tomorrow. Thinking about dropping the first doc, who's not a surgeon.
How you feeling? Are you in pt? On crutches? What have they told you about pre-op conditioning - my therapist says it doesn't really matter, since the knee will drop to zero after surgery anyway.