I am a female soccer player and 2 weeks ago I had an anthroscopy for my knee. They found out that I have damaged 95% of my ACL. They simple trimmed it and have sent me for 3 months intensive physio. However I still cannot fully straighten my leg and continually my leg buckles under me about 3 times a day. I have heard about the reconstruction thing that they can do and was wondering if anybody out there could advise me what to do. I really want to get back playing football at a bhigh level again as soon as possible and with my knee being the way it is I cannot see that happeneing. I was wondering if perhaps I should ask to be referred back to the consultants now and ask about the possiblity of getting it reconstructed or if I should hold of for the 3 months and hope that the muscles around it will strengthen enough to be able to support me playing again without it continually giving me problems. I have no other damage in my knee apart from this. My hamstrings, quads and calfs are beginning to weaken already and like I said I cannot fully straighten my leg and it can getr very painful after I have done even a little walking.
Has anybody else experienced this and should I ask the physio about a referral now or wait till they tell me. I will probably be put on a waiting list anyway. I live in Scotland so does anyone know how long it would be I would be on the waiting list (roughly) before I would get it done and how long would the rehabilitation take if I did go ahead with it.
Please reply if you can help as I am desperate
Just want to play football as soon as possible