MPFL Reconstruction Diaries

The MPFL Reconstruction Surgery is not an easy surgery to recover from. As a veteran of two MPFL reconstruction surgeries, I can say that each knee will give you a different recovery experience. Each one of us recovers at their own pace. Here is my recovery story. I hope that you find comfort reading these blog posts as you heal from this ordeal. You are not alone in this challenge. πŸ˜€ Fighting! νŒŒμ΄νŒ…!!
Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – 3 Months Post Op

Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – 3 Months Post Op

Whoops! Did we just jump from Week 7 Post Op to 3 Months Post Op? Like I said in my previous post, I’ll be writing about my MPFL Reconstruction progress on a monthly basis from now on. I used to write about what happened weekly but there wasn’t that much progress to write about. Aggregating recovery milestones to form a monthly progress report seems so much better. I have a lot to share with you guys!

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Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – Week 5 to Week 7 Post Op

Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – Week 5 to Week 7 Post Op

For anyone who’s recovering from knee surgery, it’s sometimes hard to see how things will get better. You feel drugged most of the time because you need your painkillers. Your knee won’t bend and you can’t lift your leg even if you want to. You have to deal with crutches and a heavy, bulky leg brace. Sleep doesn’t offer any comfort. People around you don’t understand you how you feel. Physical therapy can sometimes be torture. It’s easy to feel depressed and alone in this battle.

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Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – Week 2 to Week 4 Post Op

Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – Week 2 to Week 4 Post Op

MPFL reconstruction surgery is not an easy thing to recover from. I know that now. I sometimes have moments when I think to myself that I should have had my knees fixed a long time ago. But I never really got the chance to undergo this surgery in the past. I was way too busy with school and then work. Funny thing is, it would be my travels that would make me realize how much I needed to have this surgery done.

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Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – Surgery Day to Week 1 Post Op

Kristine’s MPFL Reconstruction – Surgery Day to Week 1 Post Op

I used to think I would have dislocating knee caps my whole life. I tried physical therapy to strengthen my leg muscles but it wasn’t enough to keep my knee caps from popping out. After 16 years of dealing with recurrent dislocations, I finally opted to undergo surgery to fix my knees. I chose to start with my right knee cap, with the left one scheduled for surgery next year. Follow me as I recover from one of the toughest knee surgeries ever.

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