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4 months after ACL reconstructive surgery and I am experiencing other problems. Is this normal???

Question: 4 months after ACL reconstructive surgery and I am experiencing other problems. Is this normal???

I had ACL reconstructive and meniscus repair surgery Oct 2008. My hamstring was used for the graph. The ACL is healing great. I just performed the K1000 and Biodex test and scored actually above average. However I am experiencing medial pain, iliotibial band pain, and patellar tendinosis. Is this normal?

Answer:

Hi there

I am an Australian Kinesiologist/sports therapist

The Cruciates, iliotibial band and patellar tendons are all part of connective tissue. The primary structural element of the body is connective tissue, specifically layers of fascia that envelop all muscles, organs, veins, arteries, and even the bones of the body, comprising a three dimensional network of tensional fibers.
For example, the tendon of a muscle is continuous with the fleece that surrounds the bone (periosteum) which it attaches to, and from there to the connective tissue of every other muscle and bone in the body. Next time you are at the butchers (the best place to view this, apart from the morgue) have a look at it.
This connective tissue network is very complex, not only enveloping every muscle organ and bone but ramifying within each muscle, organ and bone forming a supporting network all the way down to the cellular microscopic level and needs Vitamin C for proper function
If the connective tissue lacks this particular nutrient a whole range of issues will manifest. As this connective tissue looses its elasticity, tendons, which attach muscle bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone, will tighten, putting pressure on delicate joints, sometimes to the extent of losing synovial fluid which acts as the lubricant. The skeletal system will be pulled out of alignment, and, as this involves ALL joints since they are interconnected, arthritis is the result. Usually the weakest part of the body reacts first to deficiencies, in your case the connective tissue involved in the surgery.
I would recommend 2000 mg of vitamin C daily. More if possible. Spread out over the day and for at least 3 months or longer.

Good luck

Hans

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If the connective tissue lacks this particular nutrient a whole range of issues will manifest. As this connective tissue looses its elasticity, tendons, which attach muscle bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone, will tighten, putting pressure on delicate joints, sometimes to the extent of losing synovial fluid which acts as the lubricant. The skeletal system will be pulled out of alignment, and, as this involves ALL joints since they are interconnected, arthritis is the result. Usually the weakest part of the body reacts first to deficiencies, in your case the connective tissue involved in the surgery.

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Its great to read up on surgery and just how the human body works all together. I find it very fascinating and would love here more of this. Thanks again.