I recently had an MRI scan on my knee (injured tend days ago but has been weak for some time). The MRI revealed a partial tear of my patella tendon, some kind of damage to my ACL (it looked 'frayed', possibly torn but not entirely clear...certainly not in good health) and also bruising to one of the bones in my knee.
The consultant recommended a knee brace that locks at 0 degrees and 90 degrees while I undergo some physio and rehab. I have ordered a knee brace from DonJoy that is suitable, and just had my first physio session yesterday. The physio actually advised that I can move my knee through more than 90 degrees of flexion when exercising / stretching / in rehab, since I was able to do so without too much effort and no real discomfort when she was treating me.
I am just a bit concerned as I have read in a couple of places that the advised treatment for a partial tear to the patella tendon is to fix the leg straight with no bending for 2 - 3 months. I know there is every chance, given the combination of injuries that I have, that I will need surgery at some point, but I would obviously like to maximise my chances of a non-surgical recovery if at all possible.
Any and all comments and advice are very welcome. I would eventually like to get back to skiing, running, and boxing. I would be happy to wear a brace when taking part in all such activities.