Hi, my name is Mitch and I had PCL Reconstruction 8 days ago and unable to move my leg at all. I am looking for information to help me understand my doctors line of thinking.
Is this normal? My surgeon told me he wants me in a locked brace and to just lay low, no weight or bending for 6 weeks... I feel like he’s not telling me something. My surgery lasted 6 hours and my leg was numb for 5 days.. it’s so hard to find anybody who has gone through this surgery so all I have is myself and my research. To me it seems like something has gone wrong..
Last July I fell off the back of a truck. I knew the moment my knee hit the ground something major had happened.. Unfortunately before my MRI date came up, the knee started feeling better so I told myself it’s healing, it can’t be major. Couple months later the pain started to show up more and more so I finally did the MRI. The MRI showed a full rupture but no other knee damage.. surgeon said if it wasn’t for all the scar tissue I could have tried a non surgical route. From what I was told, my surgeon was trained in Germany from the inventor of the Ossur Rebound PCL Brace. Anyways, here is my embarrassing story of how I got hurt and why it took to long to fix lol.