I feel your pain. My right knee is completely destroyed. The ligaments and tendons no longer stabilize it. I dont have insurance so I just have to watch how I walk with no torquing to the side; instant dislocation.
Is that all the info you have on it?
Today my anterior cruciate ligament was replaced. 2002 was my first surgery with my posterior cruciate ligament replaced, follow six months later by the first anterior cruciate ligament replaced. Somewhere over time my body consumed the 1st one. However, the original injury was a knee dislocation, with the small bone on the back outside corner coming out of place and "shocking the nerve" causing footdrop for about a year. My body then reabsorbed both my *god given* ACL and PCL.
Hyde, wow thats insane. Yeah I dont know any thing other than how it acts and hurts constantly. I know I have a birth defect where the groove on the femur is too shallow, and it does not allow proper movement of my knees. I was told at 13 i would need surgery sometime in my 20's. I never have. I dont have the money to even have it looked at. No insurance, and I refused to sign up for Obama care
Josh, use the internet to help you narrow down potential diagnoses. Use the information you do know birth defect, areas of pain, when instability occurs, how often. Start with what you do know and before long you will be doing what once seemed impossible.
I wish you a fast recovery.
Like you I lost almost my posterior cruciate ligament on left knee...
I have had an epidural anesthesia, and it helped a lot against pain, cause drain stayed after surgery with an electric syringe dosing analgesics.
Two surgeries for the same knee, it's pretty rare, no?
The most annoying thing was not being able to walk with my left leg for 90 days. On the other hand, I muscled for walking on 2 crutches with one leg in the air all the time....
What is the device on your leg for?