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Had ACL/meniscus surgery. Knee causes grinding sound when unbent. Normal?

Hi I got acl/ meniscus surgery late november (4 months ago). I just started running last week, it felt fine but after my second rehab session of running my knee has been aching a little when I try to flex it, which I figured was fine. But I was trying to flex and then unbend it in bed just now, and its started to make a grinding noise every time I unbend it. is this normal?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
After ACL injury and surgery, the knee is never completely normal.
But you may regain enough strenth and range of motion to perform usual activities.
As for your meniscus is concerned, if injury is in external zone(outer zone in meniscal)healing will be complete and recover better.
If the tear is in inner zone then blood supply is very much disrupted and heals with fibrosis.
You have to resume your work progressively with physiotherapist support and advice.
Sometimes Revision ACL reconstruction may be needed in ACL tear.

So consult your Orthopedician and Physiotherapist for further management.
Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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