Liz's ACL and meniscus tear
I injured my knee (severed ACL and tore meniscus) in Mid March 2011 and had to wait 6 weeks (May 6 2011) for surgery to repair the meniscus!
My surgeon advised against doing an ACL reconstruction at that time because he felt that I was not in shape to do the rehab. It is now 5 months after the meniscus surgery and, although my physical therapy is going well, I am having instability issues, especially when dancing.
I went back to the surgeon and asked for an ACL reconstruction surgery. He advised that, because I am overweight , it may be an issue for the graft. I am about 70 pounds overweight but am extremely healthy (much more healthy than thin people) because of my genes.
Is it true that additional weight may be an issue on the graft?
I have searched the internet for information on this to verify, but have found nothing.
I appreciate your thoughts.