So, my orthopedic surgeon (from my reconstructive knee surgery) got in touch with me a few weeks ago about a followup study, and I happily agreed. Mostly I just wanted to get a professional evaluation of my knee, now that it’s been three years.
Result: the PCL in my left knee is a bit looser than the PCL in my right knee, which is only to be expected (apparently it always loosens up a bit post-surgery). Annoyingly, my left knee is STILL not as strong or as dextrous as my right knee–in the one-legged hop test, my right leg could still hop about 15% further than my left leg, meaning that, three years post-surgery, I STILL haven’t quite fully recovered.
The good news, of course, is that it’s recovered well enough that I can do pretty much anything I want to with it, including the AIDS Ride.
Medical advice: do more quad exercises to strengthen the left quad. *sigh*
Well, at least the knee works, I’m not limping, and I can do just about anything except jump up and down on the leg. So I don’t have TOO much to complain about.