I recently injured my knee. MRI shows a meniscus tear and ACL tear with medial/late rial bone contusions and posterior lateral tibial subchondral impaction fracture. Plus grade 2 chrondromalacia in medial aspect of the patellofemoral. I'm not into sports. However I my husband and I do fish and often on uneven terrain. In addt we have a small ranch which is very rocky and uneven. My injury was caused by clumping into my husbands truck I had my right knee planted on the ground and my left knee on the side step which is pretty high. As I pushed myself up my one just popped the rest is history. Ive never had a knee inj before and am scheduled for surgery. Just looking for some advise to see given my circumstances what others may think.
If you were recommended for surgery by an orthopedic surgeon, then I would say that your injury is bad enough to warrant the surgery. I think you'll find that arthroscopic surgery is not as invasive as other surgeries and faster to heal from. No doubt you'll be on crutches for a bit and need to go to physical therapy, but if you follow your surgeons instructions and be diligent about the exercises you'll learn from the pt, you should heal quickly and well. I've had five arthroscopic surgeries before I had a total knee replacement and they really weren't bad at all. I think you'll find that the surgery was a good decision. Best of luck to you!
Hi, my name is Liz, worked in OR for many years and specialized in orthopedics. I, on the hand have a different opinion. An arthroscopy and an arthroscopic ACL are way ,2 different things. It is a big surgery. Is your knee unstable now? And have you talked about where the graft would come from? They usually repair these in athletes, or older adults if they are still real active, such as skiing. I don't know, I think I would get a second opinion, and tell that Doc what your activity level is. Maybe your doc based his decision because of your activity level. But it is alot of work you are going to have done. Were you a sports person in your younger days? It is alot to think about. Best of luck. L
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