So I just had my ACL reconstructed using a patella tendon graft along with a partial meniscectomy for a bucket handle meniscus on my left knee. I injured it training in a very awkward position. I was defending an armbar and planted my feet in order to turn into the arm bar and begin to stack. The armbar wasn't on tight so I knew I could stack and begin to pass. Out of nowhere I felt my knee buckle as I bridged and heard something in my knee. I immediately grabbed it and was in some serious pain. Once I got home, I got on the couch and RICE immediately. Did this for 24 hours and the pain was gone, however I could not bear any weight on it or straighten out my leg. Went to the dr, got the MRI and was informed of the bad news and given the option of Patella, Hamstring, or Cadaver reconstruction. I opted for the Patella, since I was informed it was the strongest reconstruction and better suited for anyone returning to athletic competition. I am now one week post op and after reading so much literature I thought the best place to seek advice would be from other BJJ/Grapplers. Has anyone here had the patella tendon graft? Any advice on how I can be back on the mat as quick as possible. As all of us grapplers know, rolling is like breathing to me, so any advice is welcomed. I have to admit, when my dr said I would be in pain afterwards I sort of brushed it off. I mean I'm used to all sorts of bumps and bruises and injuring things with rolling, I had no idea what I was in store for, the pain has been unrelenting to say the least, especially on my knee cap (patella). I can barely move my leg from the couch to the floor to use my CPM without wanting to punch something. I am definitely going to need some more of those pain killers they gave me when I left the hospital. So once again, any advice and/or similar stories would be helpful.