Question - ACL Surgery (lateral pain)

by Kate

I had surgery on my right knee to fix a torn ACL and torn medial meniscus. It has been around seven weeks and I am still experiencing pain in the outside of my knee. Seems to feel like something catches. I was told it was my IT band catching on the screw. Is there anything I can do to get this to gradually start going away or is it something I have to just deal with?

The pain some days is manageable maybe a 2-3 whereas others it's up around a 6-7 which is not manageable when trying to do daily activities. I also have been experiencing some pain around my kneecap while walking up the stairs.

Just wondering if this is normal or something I should be alarmed by.

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