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ACL tear in left knee, surgery, pain during climbing stairs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Good Afternoon
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have a query about my leg
User :   Can I narrate my problem
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   I suffered a ACL tear in my left knee in January 2010
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I went for a Replacement surgery in Aug 2010
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Post surgery I was given a set of excercise by my doc which I regularly did for about 3 months
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I last went to the doc in Dec 2010 when he told me that my surgery was good and that i was recovering well..he also told me to comeback after 4 months
User :   He told me not to squat or jog
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Now its nearly 8 months...though I can walk properly, I avoid any running
Doctor :   Ok
User :   But when I try to climb steps they is a slight pain in my knee
User :   but i am able to sit properly by folding my legs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is there a problem...cause i am not able to understand why the pain still persists
User :   cause most of the blogs on net suggest that they were able to run within 4 months from the surgery
Doctor :   Though surgical replacement helps in getting ACL functions to more than 95 to 99%
User :   ok
Doctor :   The amount of functions one regains following surgery depends on initial injury and the type of physiotherapy you have been on.
User :   ok
User :   Will it help if I take a physio now
User :   Because of work I dont get much time to exercise
User :   However recently I have started to take a 35 min brisk walk every morning...will that help
Doctor :   Yes, physiotherapy will help strengthening the ligaments as well as help in reducing the pain.
Doctor :   I would also suggest you to consult your orthopedician
User :   Also I am overweight...84 kgs to be precise
User :   Yes I have a appointment this week..but just wanted to take a second opinion to see if I am going in the right direction.
Doctor :   He may put you on a course of anti inflammatory medications for a while
Doctor :   and start on physiotherapy.
User :   ok...but i have no swelling
Doctor :   Since you report of some pain, you may need anti inflammatory medications.
Doctor :   Offcourse this will be best decided after the examination.
User :   ok..thanks Dr. AAAAAAA It was nice talking to you.
Doctor :   With good physiotherapy, you should be having a better knee stability and mobility.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No. Thanks for your time.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Same here..bye
Doctor :   Hi
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