i have had a acl reconstruction on my right knee 7 years ago i was 18 years old this was after a netball injury, my surgeon used a petelar graft. It was strong and i played some sport, waterskied and wakeboarded it was just like new.
i snapped the graft 15 mths ago and had a 2nd recon done this was a hamstring graft done 12 mths ago.
i have recently had a accident, slipping on a wet surface and have snapped the graft again according to my dr, physio and specialist.
i dont know what to do?
i have been informed i should have it reconstructed again to protect against wear on my joint and preventing long term damage and arthritis.
i have been advised to have this surgery using the petelar tendon from my left knee. As this is the srtongest option.
im concerned about Compromising my left knee,
Recovery time as both knees will be operated on, will i be able to walk and how soon and after the opperation? how long will i need to be hospitalised ect... im worried about snapping it for a 4th time, i dont know why this keeps happening is any medical cause for this ?
Has anyone had this done? any tips, support would be greatly appricated.
Asked by Loren1 - 3 answers - 9 years 3 weeks ago