WARNING: GRAPHIC KNEE SURGERY PICTURES BELOW
Finally, I got around to scanning these images that the doctor took from inside my knee during my surgery last week. I really do not know what they mean, nor do I know how to read these images, but I think they are pretty fascinating! All I know is that picture 2 contains the space where my ACL is supposed to be and that the white mass in picture 17 is my newly constructed ACL graft.
I have yet to see my doctor for a post-op appointment, but the knee is looking great. The swelling has gone down some more and I am slowly working on getting back some range of motion by myself. I actually prefer to sit with it slightly bent sometimes because it relieves the tension and pressure I feel inside of it. The only thing though, is that I cannot measure the degrees of range of motion I have back yet because I do not have a physical therapy style protractor. If I had to guess though, I am thinking somewhere between 160 and 140 degrees, but really, I do not know.