patella graft

12 months post op- one year on

12 months post op- one year on

Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing in the morning Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my knees before it’s warmed up. It’s foul. Previous monthss goals analysis: Continue building strength– record and monitor improvements Green= achieved    Orange= Meh, kinda […]

Post op 10 months (almost)

Post op 10 months (almost)

Achievements:  Training with a knee brace Rolling at 80% Stronger leg strength- able to balance and attempt passing standing with more force Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing (and prior to warming up) Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my […]

Post op- 8 months

Post op- 8 months

Achievements:  Lightly drilling stand up- throws and wrestling Kneeling fine with knee brace on Playing guard feels fine Set- backs: Knee still requires warming up before sitting deep on heels Previous weeks goals analysis: Continue building strength- record and monitor improvements Green= achieved    Orange= […]

Post op- Weeks 23-27

Post op- Weeks 23-27

You can tell I’m back at work. I’ve not blogged in 5 weeks, and I’ve not even realised I’ve not blogged. Ha. This’ll be interesting.. Achievements:  Further kneeling improvement (through stretching) Carrying out some light stand up drills at training (not completing any throws) Set- […]

Post op- Week 13 & 14 summary

Post op- Week 13 & 14 summary

Achievements:  Comfortably incorporated jumping squats and interval exercises. Single leg squatting a little deeper. Like, a centimeter. But it still counts. Took part in 33.3% of a Jiu Jitsu class. Yeah, that’s right. A third. Set- backs: Still can’t sit comfortably for longer periods of […]

Post op- Week 11 & 12 summary

Post op- Week 11 & 12 summary

Achievements:  Continued reduction in stiffness A more equal weight distribution when squatting Set- backs: Noticeable twinge when turning on stairs (pivoting) Still can’t kneel.. Week 9/10 goals analysis: Start to do some more dynamic movements! Incorporate lunges into workouts Go for a paddleboard to help […]

Post op- Week 9 & 10 summary

Post op- Week 9 & 10 summary

Achievements:  Mastered going down stairs! No click when walking upstairs anymore Can do 90 degree squats in sets of 20 at workout style speed Scar tissue catching massively reduced- maybe once a day? I feel normal- in terms of day to day living. Set- backs: […]

Post op- Week 7 & 8 summary

Post op- Week 7 & 8 summary

Achievements: Almost total lack of pain/ache Walking with no limp and at a faster, less hesitant pace Proper workouts- 30mins on bike, then kettlebell circuits Catching/clicking when walking up stairs reduced. Set- backs: Scar tissue catching on front of knee causes pain and temporary loss […]

Post op- Week 5 summary

Post op- Week 5 summary

Achievements: Walking without brace Maintaining control of swelling  Consistently with new exercises Got back to driving Can walk up and down stairs without looking special Set- backs: Very stiff without morning bike session to loosen knee Knee hangs take a while to sink into. And […]

Post op- Week 4 summary

Post op- Week 4 summary

Achievements: Consistent workouts Massive limp is now a small limp Impressed the physio with progress Set- backs: Diet has slipped a little More movement= more walking= increased swelling Ache and painful reoccurring twinge in left quad Not been consistent with knee hang exercises, so full […]