Acl rupture and stretched Mcl. Have any of you good people had this problem?

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Hi folks.12 weeks ago i ruptured my acl & tore my mcl. My specialist is saying that the mcl is now stretched & i might have to undergo surgery to repair them. Have any of you had this op & if so,how did it go & how long to recover?

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    Hi ya, I ruptured my ACL 16 weeks ago and done alot of damage to my meniscus, I have had two ops, the last one I went privately and had my ACL removing as it had become captured in my knee cap, I am have my next op in July to repair my ACL, I was told the recovery will take about 9 months.

    Sally

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      Hi,thanks for your reply & am sorry to learn you have also gone through a lot of damage.

      How did the surgery go & do you have much pain?

      I could be wrong,but i think putting in a new mcl is a lot worse than dealing with an acl repair,which is what i'm hoping to find out.

      I wish you well with your recovery.

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      The surgery the second time went well, but going privately helped as I was in 3 days, so pain relief was taken care of by the nurses, only pain I have now is from the muscles on the inside of my knee that were tight due to my knee being locked for months, just need to keep on top of the pain killers and do my exercises then all will be good.

      Not sure about the mcl but know that I'm having part of my hamstring removed and drilling and some screws put in. But just looking at it as part of a challenge to get fit again.

      Positive thinking!! :-D

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      I'm glad your 2nd surgery went well for you.If i have to have an op it will thankfully be in a private hospital.I think my biggest fear is the meds as i'm drug sensitive.I have been using homeopathy very successfully, but whether that would be enough straight after an op remains to be seen!

      Good luck with your next op,i wish i could be as positive as you!

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      I have a low tolerance to meds, which the hospital were aware of, I had intravenous pain killers and an epidural as I was on a CPM machine for 48 hours after my op, but also had oral pain killers as well. Now I'm having the Bare minimum of meds that I'm supposed to have , paracetamol Twice a day occasionally ibrobrufen and a codeine at night, which is loads for me!!

      I've only just turned 40 and I'm determined to walk properly again and get back to what I love doing which is walking my springer spaniel.

      You will be fine, personally I would go private every time now, the treatment, care and waiting time cannot be matched. I'm starting physio on Tuesday but have been doing the exercises given me in hospital.

      Chin up, sending positive thoughts your way.

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      Hi Saljy,It's good to know that you have managed on a very low dose of meds,that gives me hope as i'm not very good with pain!

      Like you,all i want is to be able to walk my dogs again & try to live a relatively normal life.

      Thankfully,my specialist works from a private hospital so i will be going there. I'm trying to be positive about all this,but to be honest,i'm struggling as i'm such a whimp & feel scared!

      Good luck with your physio & i hope all goes well for you.

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    Had this done on my good knee a few years back.  At the time the recovery was no picnic.  Having help will be nice!!
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    Hi Debs

    I have had ACL & LCL ligament repair 3 weeks ago. Have you had or are going to have surgery

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      Hi Christine,please can you fill me in a bit more of how the surgery went & how you are coping up to now?

      It's a high possibility that i will have to have this surgery as the mcl hasn't healed,13 weeks after my accident.

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