Knee surgery

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Has anyone experienced nerve damaged after acl repair or knee scope? It feels like thousands of needles poking the skin at once and it comes and goes at any time. It lasts from a few seconds to as long as five min

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    hi there

    i have a long posting somewhere on here if you can find it!!!hahahaha. i had an arthroscopy 3 years ago and seem to have now lost all quad power. at first there was discussions of nerve damage etc but since i got solicitors involved im just being passed around.

    hope you can find my postings if you are interested.

    when was your arthroscopy? do you have any quad problems? and what are the consultants saying?

    hope you are feeling ok

    kind regards

    helen

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      Hello

      Thank you for the post. My first was acl repair in 2000 and scope 4 years ago. I did lose quad size and strength because I have not done much leg exercise. Lol. But the stinging I was told nerve damage that was trying to fire back up. My surgeon suggested to me cortisone shot but it will not help the nerve issue. Sometimes it stops me in my tracks.

      Are you still doing therapy?any other knee issues?

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    yeah...i have all sorts of issues....you will wish you hadnt asked !!! as soon as dressing and stitches out after op, they noticed poor quad control. over the past 3 yrs have been sent to various physios/consultants/ orthoepoedic and neurological specialists/ had mris/ emg and nerve conduction studies....all showing atrophied quads but they dont know why !! i am in a full leg brace and seein physios etc but cant do a straight leg raise in the first place to even try to strenghthen the quad. some think theres a problem with the nerve not supplying the muscle, otheres have said theres a problem at the nerve/muscle junction....but in all honesty no one seems to know why/what and how this has happened !!!! all i know is that prior to surgery i was able to do my job/ play squash/ run and cycle....and since the op i am unable to do any of the above !!!! and all after a simple routine arthroscopy !!!!

    how did you recover your quads? from the day after the surgery i was unable to do a straight leg raise and havent been able to ever since !

    kind regards

    helen

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      Well from the first surgery I was unable too for about five months even with pt. Once I was released back to work I could not straighten leg for about a year.Scar tissue did not want to release itself. That was the main reason I could not straighten my leg. I never did get back the definition in my quad even to this day but I do have the strength. The scope went by no problem pt was quick. The one thing that bothers me is the instability of the knee and the sharp needle pain on the skin over the shin bone. So to you I can imagine the things you love to do you can not do anymore but don't give up one day you just might be able to.
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      thats true....none of us can give up.but as with you, the instability of the knee does bother me !!!!

      i do wish you well with your recovery.    And, any ranting/raving/ moaning or even celebrations....let us all know how you get on...everyones experiences are different and its so good to find info or even just have a moan. this is a great site to find out so many different things...hxx

       

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      Thank you. This is my first forum I have visited. I also wish you luck and hope you can get things back on track so you can get back your life you once had. It is a pleasure to talk with you.
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