Two months ago, I completely tore my ACL and badly tore the medial meniscus (tore the MCL and lateral meniscus as well, but they're healing on their own).
I'm having surgery July 22nd to reconstruct the torn ACL and suture the medial meniscus. From speaking with teammates who've had ACL surgery, I understand that getting it moving ASAP is crucial to proper rehab. My surgeon said that I will need to immobilize the knee, and will not be able to bear any weight for four weeks after the surgery to allow the meniscus to heal.
My questions are:
1. Has anyone had this sort of dual-procedure done, and how was the recovery?
2. Isn't being immobilized for four weeks going to make the ACL rehab extremely difficult?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Asked by Kat0824 - 4 answers - 4 years 4 weeks ago