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Old 12-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2012
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dkirsch78 HB User
Partial ACL Tear

I had an MRI on my knee back in the beginning of this year, which showed a partial ACL tear along with some other problems. I was told I have 20% of my ACL remaining, but that the part that is still there is strong enough to keep my knee relatively stable.

I ended up having arthroscopic surgery in April, but not to fix the ACL. I had a problem with the cartilage in my knee where it was separating, and while they were in there fixing that they diagnosed plica syndrome which they also corrected. The only rehab plan I was given was to ride a stationary bike, which I did for several months (after about 5 months I switched to an elliptical machine) and to strengthen the muscles above my knee (I use a weight machine).

The reason I'm posting is that I still have pain in my knee during certain activities, starting a day after exercise and after periods where I've been on my feet for a long time. Does anyone know if the ACL could be causing my pain, or if it's more likely to be related to recovery from surgery still? The pain is sort of below my knee cap just under it. I feel like 8 months after the surgery I should be pain free - or I was hoping so anyway. Any advice would be appreciated.

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