| | Knee injuries & Post Traumatic Osteo Arthritis
In August 2001, I was a pedestrian hit by a car while crossing the street on a crosswalk. I suffered multiple injuries, especially to my left knee.
Two of my knee injuries are a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), a complex tear of the medial meniscus, and chondromalacia of the patella.
I am not eligible for an ACL reconstruction. However, an orthopedic surgeon removed 20% of my meniscus. There is another surgery planned to remove more of the meniscus.
I heard that people with a torn ACL are at increased risk of developing Post Traumatic Osteo Arthritis due to the instability and giving way caused by the ACL tear. I also heard that people who lost a portion of their meniscus are at increased risk of developing Post Traumatic Osteo Arthritis.
Does any of you have experience with this? What did you do? Do you have any advice?