- straight leg raises on my back, my side, and my stomach
- ham curls
- lunges with weights
- squats with weights
- leg presses with resistance bands
- leg extensions with the resistance band tied around a pole
- straightening my knee with the resistance band wrapped around my knee and a pole
I am really happy I had the surgery done, I think it was the right decision. I'm still not 100%, and wont' be for some time yet. But, it's getting there. When I start my residency, I shouldn't have any problems running around the hospital. The scars are fading, the swelling is gone. My gait is normal, I can go up and down stairs. I still get pretty stiff, especially in the mornings, or when I'm sitting for a while, and the while I can get to full flexion, the last few degrees are still not very comfortable. But at least it's not painful like it used to be.
And just for a visual, here's a picture of my knee that I took the other day. It's looking relatively normal.