No , I did not continue because the surgeon wanted me to layoff because of the inflammation it was causing. This post was my attempt at locating another surgeon AND therapist. I was hoping the new surgeon himself would have a good therapist to recommend.
Could be. This surgeon has worked on NFL athletes and an NCAA basketball team. It took me a while to find a surgeon in my area with this many accolades. The therapists I work with seemed OK but to be honest, I wasn't impressed.
I didn't hear either of the 2 terms listed above. They kept saying ACL reconstruction. Based on the MRI , it was complex ACL tear, meniscus tear and cartilage damage. It happened playing football. The cleat got stuck in the ground as my body was twisted by a big lineman. Picture my leg rotating but my foot stuck in the ground. You could her a snap across the field. There was a gap between injury and surgery because the 1st ortho I talked to sucked. He was unprofessional and I didn't trust him with my knee. It took a couple months to find the surgeon who specialized in sports injuries. Between injury and surgery, I did some light physical therapy but no sports. My knee was too fucked to do anything more than walk on it.
This is pretty much what the surgeon said on my last visit. I didn't know it'd be our last visit at the time. So I'm going off this diagnosis currently. But I really need to find a new surgeon to sort this out. His recommendation of tiger balm patches 3 times a day helps, but is not curing anything.
Thanks for the detailed response, much appreciated.