Friday, 13 August 2010
Plica Removal and Patellar Chondroplasty: 2 Days Since Surgery
Very sore, tentative and ginger. Stairs are too hard and I can only do them by crabbing. I'm still mostly resting in bed, but doing my physio every couple of hours and pottering about a bit. The swelling is going down quickly (see photo). Mostly I just get soreness, apart from if I rotate the upper leg on top of the lower (e.g when turning without moving feet) and then I sometimes get a sharp pain - exactly where I used to get my flare ups and catching/cracking noise - so I'm avoiding that like the plague :). The cryocuff the hospital gave me (knee sleeve that you fill with ice/water and pump up with air) is brilliant and is really helping to get the swelling down and manage pain .The diclofenac is already starting to irritate my stomach - knew it would. Basically going well - but them I'm not really doing anything....