LCL & ACL op

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I'm having ACL & LCL ligaments tear Op in June. Has anyone else had this Op and how long is recovery time? 

I also have nerve damage in both knees so would you think recovery time is longer?

Christine 

TKR Nov '14

 

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    I've had 2 ACL reconstructions and my typical full recovery time was 9-12 months. But it does depend on what you are wanting to do once you have recovered. I wanted to play competitive football which is why it took longer, but obviously you'll be able to do other things before this stage of the recovery.
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      Hi James

      I was involved in a major road accident, a car hit my moped head on. I was 6 weeks in hospital. I've had a new right knee replacement last year. I have nerve damage in both knees. I didn't walk for 15 months.

      my left knee has two torn ligaments ACL and LCL so that's being done June sometime as I've got holidays booked beforehand. 

      I spose I've got a long road ahead still. Good luck with your recovery

      Christine

      TKR Nov 2014

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      Hi James

      I had my ACL & also finished up having LCL ligament repair 3 weeks ago.

      I'm coping a little better now I'm walking on crutches.

      I have physio once a week at Wrightington.

      I'm still on painkillers mainly for nerve pain since my accident.

      How are your knees now?

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      Hi Christine

      Great news that you've had your op and that it's gone well. First few weeks post op are always the hardest and most frustrating.

      I'm waiting for my third ACL reconstruction now unfortunately, seeing my OS on Monday. The graft that I have in my knee at the moment is very loose and unstable so we're going to try again.

      Best of luck with your recovery.

       

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