Stiffness in the knee while walking 2 weeks after ACL reconstruction

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Happy new year everyone! 

I had my ACL reconstruction surgery two weeks ago and just started to walk with one crutch, but while walking I experience significant knee stiffness. Did someone experience similar symptoms? Is it normall after two weeks to have this feeling?  Thank you so much!

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    a graft is used in acl surgery and there's a lot of healing to take place. Plus you get pulled around quite a bit 

    once the stiches have healed try gentle massage of the knee and leg using something like bio oil and alternate ice and heat. 

    Let us know how you get on smile 

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    Sorry to hear of your plight - probably a silly question but what procedure is acl ? HNY anyway JudeJude
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    Ps have just googled it and found out what you have had done grasping at straws was rather hoping ACL procedure stood for artificial cartilage ligament - dream on !!?? Back to the TREMADOL  HNY Jude 
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    Hi beata 

    I wouldn't walk around with one crutch for a while yet. I've used two and I still am at almost 6 weeks.

    Welcome to the group and hope you find help and advice from everyone. We're all a nice bunch here

    Christine TKR 5 weeks 6 days 

    Happy New Year 

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