My knee giving out isn’t terribly uncommon post surgery. It probably happens every 2 weeks or so since. It’ll go out and I’ll catch myself with my other leg – only a slight twinge in my knee and a hitch in my step to show for it. This time, however, was very different. I was in mid stride which meant that all of my weight was on my bad knee. So, when it gave out I instinctively snapped my bad knee straight (essentially doing a single leg squat w/ my bad knee) followed by white hot shoots of pain and maybe a swear. Bummer.
It swelled up, was hot to the touch, and my range of motion was significantly reduced….. Basically the trifecta of BAD THINGS. My Physical Therapist said that I likely strained it, but possibly indeed retore it. Time will tell. He said that if it doesn’t feel better after 2 weeks, something is really bad. I previously had an appointment with my surgeon for my 8 week checkup next week which was good because my PT said that he wanted me to schedule an appt with him as a result of my pain anyway.
My recovery has been slow and has honestly plateaued a bit, so this recent setback has me frustrated beyond words. But, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, I’m well past my deductible met. So, if I need surgery again, it is basically free!