Re: New member- synovial chondromatosis arthroscopy
Hi, I've not had SC, but have a Degenerative Cartiledge Disease that has basically left my knees "bone on bone". I've had a total of 10 surgeries, 4 on the right and 6 on the left. The last being a reconstruction and tibial osteotomy on Aug. 25. I have PT 2 x week every week since 3 days post op and will continue through mid March. Interestly enough knee reconstruction takes longer to rehab then knee replacement. I have until May to get my leg strength up to par, because I'll be having my right leg done then. I'm not sure how often you're doing PT or how long you've been RX'd, but digging in and comitting to it, will determine how your hamstring and basic leg strength will respond. What the previous poster suggested regardin flattening your knee and tightening your quad is a great excercise. What I also do in PT is the same thing wile having the ECT machine on my leg, so that the electric current works as the same time that I'm workign my quad. You might ask your PT about it.
Good luck and work hard, and you should be able to get your leg back to where it was pre surgery.