Recently, I met with an accident and the doctor diagnosed my knee with complete ACL tear and partial MCL injury. So, I started using a knee brace. Two days later, I took a long duration flight without taking any medication of thrombosis. However, I started taking Ibuprofen tablets (twice daily for five days) followed by 30 Paracetamol, thrice daily for 10 days. Later, I started having pain at the back of my knee and knee calf. Due to pain, I again started taking Ibuprofen once daily. Before 10 days, I had a long flight travel again to my place. Then, I reported my pain issue to my doctor and he found muscle vein thrombosis in the gastrocnemius muscle. I have been advised to use compressions stocking (only during the day) and to take six weeks of blood thinner medicine, 15 mg for 21 days twice daily and then 20 mg once daily for the rest of the period. Earlier, the doctor said that my ACL needs an operation. However, due to thrombosis the operation is postponed for at least six weeks. The doctor also asked me to live a normal life without any restriction. My main concern is that how should I deal with ACL tear along with MCL injury and muscle vein thrombosis? Do you think that my doctor's suggestion is right? Is it fine to live normal day-to-day life, traveling in public transport, outside walking (more than 15 minutes), going and working at the office when I am having both ligament and thrombosis issue? What precaution is required so that this thrombosis does not expand? How should I sit and how long? How should I sleep? How long should I walk? Should I use the knee brace now? Please help me with these questions.
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Thank you doctor,
Should I use the knee brace at home or during sleep? You have mentioned to wear the compression stocking during sleep, but the doctor here suggested to wear it during daytime only. What should I do? Which exercises do you recommend? What is your opinion about my partially injured MCL, whether it is already recovered as one month is gone after the accident? Can I ride a bicycle outside or an exercise bicycle at home?
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