ACL Surgery Recovery Day 4 – Bloody!

Here is an update on my acl surgery recovery for today. Today on day 4 after ACL surgery my wounds became bloody again and it had me a little worried.

Pain killers have me on a very strange sleeping pattern having me crash at about 8 or 9 at night and then up around 6am.

Finally able to play with the dog(kind of)
My wife Tracy has had to be doing all the work when it comes to taking care of our 9month old lab/vizsla mix which is a lot of work. Today was the first day I was able to stand and kind of throw toys for her in the backyard. I know I will definitely appreciate having the dog, Maddie, around during the week when Tracy is back at work.

Blood Everywhere
Today I was to change the dressing on the wounds. I don’t fully know if it’s a bad thing but the wounds were still bleeding and had bled through the dressing that had been put on my knee post surgery. See the picture below…I was told to expect some blood and clearly the title of this article is misleading as there isnt too much blood. I cleaned it up and put on fresh dressings.

How the blood travelled from the right side of my knee to the top I am not sure.

Post acl surgery exercises continue

Today I did a full rehab session involving 3 sets of all the week 1 exercises listed at

Straight Leg Raises

Ankle Pump and Rotations

Heel Slide

Prone Knee Flexion

Quad Sets

Post ACL Leg Extension

Range of Motion Update – Knee straight 4 days after ACL surgery

After having a good sleep with my leg close to straight and then doing the exercises I amo confident that my knee is now straight. Ideally it should never have not been able to bend straight but getting my knee straight is an important milestone to have reached. Now I need to continue all range of motion exercises to keep improving it.

The Top 5 At Home Exercises
I did that helped get me walking 4 days after surgery

Click Here to see the exercises