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Hi , I emailed you earlier this year asking for some help on your blog about my pcl, and last week I finally had surgery which went better than I expected. It's been a week since and I can just about put all of my weight on it with crutches for reassurance. However it is still swollen and I can't bend it past about 30 degrees ( even with a small towel). I am doing all the prescribed exercises as well as ice and compression. I am keen to get the swelling down, is there anything else anyone thinks I should be doing or should it start to decrease within the next few weeks? Thanks
Hi it's Angus here from South Wales (UK). I've just seen your
blog on pcl surgeries online and I am looking for some advice.
Around two years ago I got tackled playing rugby and twisted my
knee , it swelled up and I had difficulty walking on it the
physio I had at the time examined it and said that it was only
a minor sprain and to rest and ice it etc. A month or so later
I noticed that I could move my shin bone back and forth by just
tensing my leg muscles , there was also instability when I tried
to squat or bend my knee. The next physio I saw examined me and
told me that I may have torn my ACL ligament and to book an
appointment with a knee specialist who eventually ordered an MRI. Surprisingly the scan showed that I have a full grade 3
tear of my pcl and the doctor suggested surgery was needed. I am
due to have surgery in the next two months but I am back to playing
rugby with some mild pain and instability (needing a knee brace ) ,
should I continue playing or stop ? Please don't hesitate to post this on your blog or to contact me back Many thanks Angus