How normal is this? I have read about a lot of people having the same surgery as I did who seem to be not able to do anything but walk. I am little over 5 months post-op and running again but it's not easy. First mile while running I limp and then it goes easier, but my knee keeps giving out. OS did ACL tests but says knee is stable. I play badminton but... I cannot run to get even a simple shuttle let alone dropshot. Cannot make any sudden knee movements or knee gives out. I also have medial joint line pain but I was diagnosed with medial gonarthritis.
I had this surgery to be able to be active again, I will give myself 100% to play again, but the pessimist in me gets the overhand. I run as much as I can, I will get everything out off my knees now as i know I will need further surgery later on, on my other knee a realignment as well and TKR's in both. I want to live NOW!
What do you think causes the giving out? Quad weakness (although I regained almost full strenghth) or something else? What are good exercices? Is it wise to go running very often (I know it is not very good but I am willing to listen to any words of advise BUT I want to be active, not only cycle). I still do my exercices I learned in PT (SLR, wall slides, isometric and isotonic exercices...) but is this enough?
ANYTHING you say to help me would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Posted By Helen on January 29, 2003 at 14:36:15: