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Browsing All posts tagged under »knee surgery«

Why laying on your stomach isn’t the best way to regain knee extension

April 30, 2018

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After a knee surgery, such as meniscus, ACL, or joint replacement, the number one initial priority is regaining knee extension range of motion. That is, the ability to straighten the knee. A common way to do this is lay on a table with the leg hanging off. The prone leg hang: This is not a […]

Be part of a knee pain study

October 16, 2017

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I received the below email from some knee recovery researchers who came across The biggest mistakes ACL patients make. The comments of that post has become a bit of a safe place for people to detail their ACL experience. Many read the post and previous comments and have a “Oh my god, yes! I’m not […]

My five year ACL surgery update

June 9, 2017

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One of the topics this site is most known for is reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and rehab. The most popular writing being, –The biggest mistakes ACL patients make A common question I’ve received is “How is your knee doing?” As I go over in the biggest mistakes post, one should be careful reading […]

Can’t bend your knee? Here’s what to do

March 8, 2017

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After any knee injury or surgery one of the most obvious changes is a lack of knee flexion. You have trouble bending your knee: Knee Flexion Besides pain and difficulty running / walking, this is often the most alarming change for people. To go from having ~120 degrees knee flexion (roughly heel to butt) to only […]

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March 8, 2017

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Is there about to be a revolution in ACL surgery?

April 6, 2016

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I’m listening to some One Direction when my girlfriend comes over, “Have you seen this?” She shows me the following video: She found this while scrolling her Facebook newsfeed. 99% of what’s found on there is more hyperbolic than Mark Zuckerberg thinking he’s connecting everybody, when really we all just want to know if our ex […]

Your knee just locked on you; what do you do? (the fickleness of the meniscus)

September 21, 2015

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Four years ago I had an ACL reconstruction. That topic has proven to be one of the more popular on this site. What’s been lost in that with regards to my own surgery, is I also had a meniscus repair procedure. My ACL recovery has gone very well. My meniscus recovery hasn’t been as smooth. 20% […]

“Help! I can’t straighten my knee!”

September 3, 2015

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For years now, I’ve extolled the importance of working on knee extension 1) after knee injury 2) after knee surgery. This has been particularly emphasized in my reconstructive ACL and meniscus injury writing. I wrote a manual on the first month of ACL rehab, where I cover knee extension fairly thoroughly. However, not everyone who has trouble with this […]