Yea makes sense. Can't re-injure it.Once meniscus is gone, it’s gone. They were going to try and repair it but it was too bad when they actually got in there. If they didn’t take out the damaged part, it would have rattled around in there and wore away the cartilage over time. Doctor said that regular strength training will help keep the knee stable and mitigate the effects of having it removed. Fixing my acl will also help keep that area stable.
The surgery really tightens up the knee area and your quad basically shuts down. So in PT I’ve been working on stretching out my hamstring and calf to help my leg go straight. Once it’s straight I work on quad exercises to help get that to engage and strengthen again. Then I focus on getting my leg to bend backwards. A couple different reps of sliding my foot back and working on that bend. I got it to 110 degrees last week, but it was pretty difficult and painful. It’s a fine line to watch between pushing yourself enough, but not too much where you will get injured and have a setback.