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    Old 07-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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    Unhappy Knee twisting/slipping problem following ACL operation

    Please excuse my lack of specialist knowledge here but I will try to explain the problem as best I can. I had an ACL knee reconstruction about 5 years ago. In the last 2 yrs I've recently stopped running because of the pain in my knee. I went to see my Orthopaedic surgeon who says the joint is strong. Since that diagnosis, as I walk my knee often twists(when the leg is off the ground) leaving me with a buckling feeling in the knee and a lot of pain. How can this be if the joint is strong?

    Prior to seeing my Orthopaedic surgeon I went to see a sports physio who said the muscles around the knee were weak and put me on a gym weights program - squats & dead lifts - to strengthen core muscles. He said I'd be running again once the muscles around the knee were built up. But the running just caused lots of pain.

    It seems neither are right and I am starting to get depressed about a knee that no one seems to be able to accurately diagnose or prescribe corrective treatment for. Would like to avoid surgery again if possible.

    Please help!

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    Re: Knee twisting/slipping problem following ACL operation

    Perhaps a second opinion with another orthopedic knee surgeon may help. In addition it appears you may benefit from some aggressive physical therapy. Even if the knee is "strong" that may mean that there isn't abnormal movement in the joint (meaning the ACL is doing it's job), but it may not mean that the surrounding muscles are strong. Even in a runner you can run but have a weak quad or other muscles.
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    Old 05-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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    Re: Knee twisting/slipping problem following ACL operation

    Same thing happened to me went to multiple doctor and eventually convicted them to do a Mir turns out a retear

    Ps they said my knee was one of the strongest thrive seen by my acl was still torn I just have really stong hamstrings.

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