On 14th July, I had my first operation at Mount Alvernia done by Dr Tho Kan San, great doctor! Did ACL reconstruction with Lateral Meniscus and Medial Meniscus repair. They graft my hamstring tendon. My knee is locked with a brace at 0 degree. This means I cant bend my knee at all.
On 15th July (1 day after op), got discharge and started to learn how to use 2 crutches to walk.
On 17th July (3 days after op), appointment with the doctor, bandage is taken out.
On 25th July (11 days after op), appointment with the doctor, remove stitches, brace unlocked and I can allowed to bend my knee up till 30 degree. I need to achieve 90 degrees in 2 weeks.
Went for first psyhio, they ice my leg and use a machine to “wake up” my thigh muscle. I am allowed to walk with 1 crutches but not recommended yet.
On 27th July (13 days after the op), appointment with psyhiotheraphist, allowed to bend my knee till 40 degree. They ice my leg and use the machine to wake up my quad again. Today’s “voltage” is very very strong. I can walk SLOWLY without any help and can bend up to 40 degree + a bit.
On 1st August (18 days after the op), appointment with psyhiotheraphist, allowed to bend my knee till 70 degree. They never ice my leg anymore but they use the machine to wake up my quad. Voltage seems normal today. I am asked to stretch my hamstring on the bed and on the stairs.
On 3rd August (20 days after the op), appointment with another psyhiotheraphist, Irene, because Eugene is on MC. Started different, started by asking me to bend my knees and train my quad. She realised that my extension is not zero yet which means need to work on it by contracting my quad. Then use the machine to wake up my muscle, voltage is super low today. She then did a measurement and it is 80 degree now.
On 8th August (25 days after the op), appointment with psyhiotheraphist, Eugene again. Started with the wake up machine treatment then this time round, first time got a heat treatment that he ask me to lie on my stomach and he place something hot at the back on my knee. Train some basic gym which he asked me to use 2 legs to push the weights (30) and do some balancing on the board.
On 14th August (31 days after the op), appointment with psyhiotheraphist. “Wake up machine” and heat treatment as usual then followed by doing streching for my hamstring. The doctor asked me to do the weight again. It is increased to 40 this time. I also do left and right, front and back balancing.
On 15th August (32 days after the op), appointment with specialist, Dr Tho and pshiotheraphist, Eugene. Dr Tho checked my leg and said the ACL is very stable now and my knee is very solid now. Went to find Eugene next. Did the extact same thing as what I did on 14th August, except that the weight is now increased to 55.
On 19th August (36 days after the op), appointment with Eugene. Did all the same things again except that I am doing bike now as well (9). It helps in my bending.
On 26th August (43 days after the op), appointment with Eugene Keng. Went with Jun An. Did all the same things this time. I am doing the bike as well (6). He also asked me to train the weight using one weight and now I am at 20 for my right leg already. He asked me to do 30 but I cant.
Will continue to update!