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PCL Reconstruction
I want to know a few things. 1. How long does it take a person to walk without a knee brace after a PCL avulsion and partial medial menisectomy? 2. What is a STG graft? 3. In how many days does the swelling reduce? 4. How many times in a day should knee exercises such as ankle pumps and knee bending be done?
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Please have a detailed discussion with your local knee surgeon since every patient s morphology and clinical picture is completely different though it is a similar injury
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Hi. After fixation of PCL avulsion fracture along with Meniscectomy, the knee brace can be used till 3 months for union of fracture. The movement of knee joint started after one month of surgery. The STG graft is semitendinosus muscle graft which along with Gracilis tendon is used for ligament reconstruction of either ACL or PCL. The swelling of knee usually takes couple of days to settle after surgery. The exercise post surgery like ankle pumps and straight leg raises can be done immediately. But knee bending takes 5 weeks to start after surgery. I hope it answers all your querries !!
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