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Any experience with knee surgery? - August 12th 2019, 05:37 AM

Hey everyone!

This might be a long shot, but does anyone here have any experience with a torn LCL (lateral collateral ligament) in their knee?

After a very long year of knee issues, and already having surgery once to deal with my knee and a torn Meniscus. I just got a MRI done, and the results came back saying I have a "absent" LCL, as well as a torn PCL (another ligament near by) (And before anyone asks, on my MRI is January all ligaments were intact. This was a injury that happened after surgery during my recovery. Its the same knee. I think I returned to work too soon, and I messed it up there. But I have no proof) Its been a long year, and like getting to this point wasn't as easy as I just made it sound.

I'm currently waiting to see my orthopedic surgeon, my appointment is on the 22nd. So all I can do now is wait, look things up and freak myself out because of how bad this sounds.

So I'm just curious if anyone here has any experience with a torn LCL, it can be either you or someone you know. I'm feeling very overwhelmed right now by this.

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Re: Any experience with knee surgery? - August 15th 2019, 03:39 PM

Hey Sarah,

Really sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your knee, especially if you've already had previous surgery as well. That sounds very painful.

Unfortunately, I don't have any personal or indirect experiences of knee surgery so I can't help much but still wanted to reply. If you are wanting to read reliable information, you can check out this on knee ligament surgery (ACL though not PCL but I imagine it's similar) as well as this on LCL. I know they are UK websites but I imagine it would be similar for you where you are.

I understand you would be feeling very overwhelmed about the prospect of further surgery on your knee and I wish I could do more to help. Hope someone can provide a more personal insight though.

Let us know how your appointment goes


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