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Have suffered with swollen knees. Had ruptured patella tendon. Relief through?

I have suffered with swollen knees for many years and I have also recovered from a ruptured patella tendon which changed my dancing career. I have a lot of scar tissue on my left knee after the major operation- knee cap stitched without any pins, but I can no longer bend as well as before or sit evenly on my knees and the pain is still as excruciating as the time my pattella ruptured. My right knee works well but I did an extremely rigorous yoga work- shop this weekend and it has so much fluid surrounding the knee cap I can barely sit,walk or stand. Are there any exercises I can do to give my knees relief?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

The prognosis of the surgery varies with the location and severity of the rupture. There are other factors which needs to be considered like the age and weight. The knee swelling of the right knee might be due to the acute injury caused due to the workout, may be a meniscus tear or ligament sprain.

If the pain is too severe and swelling not subsiding it is advisable to take an x-ray of knee.

Physical therapy helps in return of the natural strength and stability of the knee after the surgery. You can follow basic instructions like

1- Avoid rigorous work outs till total recovery

2- Have cold and hot water application of the knee to relieve the pain and discomfort

3- Can do simple knee exercises Building muscle strength takes time. As you get stronger, gradually increase the number of exercise repetitions or add weight to an exercise.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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