Monday, January 17, 2011

The Verdict Is In

Its a better report than I had hoped and I am really happy about it. 

I have not NOT torn my ACL...Whew!  The doc was fairly certain about that.  He said that the MRI didnt show a tear and that the knee seemed stable.  Because I have had a ACL surgery that the MRI was sort of hard to read but did not think it was torn.

I do however have arthritis and scar tissue in my knee which he believes in catching in the joint causing my knee to buckle and lose stability.  He will do surgery to remove the tissue and I should be back to normal in 4 weeks.  He is going to check the ACL while he is in there just to make sure.  I know youre probably thinking how is surgery a good thing, but if it had been ACL then that is a 4-6 month recovery so you can understand why I am so happy.

I also get to have another special brace after surgery to help with the fact that I am knock kneed.  Apparently this could be causing a lot of my pain so I get this new special brace to take some of the strain off the outside of my knee.

I have had a number of docs mention my knock kneedness in the past and kind of make fun of it and now I find out that it could causing this guy actually laughed at me.

All in all it was a good appointment.  4 days on crutches and 4 weeks off is way better than 3-4 weeks on crutches and 4-6 months off so I will take it with a smile on my face. 

1 comment:

Kari said...

I am 8 weeks out from major shoulder I feel your pain with the worry on the recovery part. Good Luck with the surgery..keep us posted!

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