Day 4: Hamstring Graft

I’d heard before the surgery that the area around where they take the hamstring graft can get quite painful. The area on my ‘good’ knee wasn’t a problem but my bad knee was giving me a lot of pain and especially when I was up and about on crutches.

Four days after the operation it finally started to improve and the pain was then just associated with the knee itself.  The weird thing is that your brain seems to tell you which bit hurts the most at any one time i.e. you know you have a lot of pain in your knee and in other parts of your body but the bit that you concentrate is whatever hurts most at the time.  I’d just say that don’t get bogged down or depressed about one particular bit of pain as it will improve but then no doubt something will then end up hurting more!



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