Torn Quad after ACL Surgery?

I had my ACL reconstructed 12 days ago. My first day of PT was 2 days after the surgery and things went great. I had worked out my legs hard before the surgery and it showed. I had great strength in my quads and could do straight leg raises. That afternoon I was attempting to sit down and keep my hurt leg straight. while doing this, I heard a slight pop and felt a moderate burning sensation in the area of my patellar tendon. Didn't worry much. during last weeks PT, 5 and 7 days after the surgery, I have a severely "tight" quad muscle and what appears to be a tight ball of swelling directly above my knee cap. I now cannot straighten my leg with my own strength, nor can I do leg raises and keep it straight. My range of motion, which was nearly 110 degrees of flexion 2 days after, is now 45 degrees at best. The doctor isn't sure, but doesn't seem concerned at this point...I am! Can anyone offer me advice?

Posted By Stiles on August 17, 2009 at 15:34:35:

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