Thanks for posting your query,
Do not worry; postoperative pain is normal in arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. All you need is to follow proper rehabilitation
plan to reduce the pain and early recovery.
When you are not walking, your leg should be straight with a pillow under your foot or ankle (not behind your knee). You can also keep pain levels down by keeping the leg elevated above your heart level.
You can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen
. If they are not helping, you may take tramadol
preparation after discussing with your surgeon.
If pain associated with fever
and there is any discharge from operative, then consult your orthopaedic immediately to rule out any infection.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.