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Old 12-02-2014, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I had started talking about my knee in the mid atlantic regional thread but didn't want to take away from the thread so I have moved it to the proper area (I think..). Went to see the ortho yesterday and it was much worse than I thought... torn ACL . It's not a complete tear and he said I could still ride this winter however I shouldn't be doing jumps, spins, butters anything that puts stress on the knee laterally. Was curious if any of you have battled a season with a torn ACL and if so how bad was it? really just trying to decide if I should cancel my trips for the winter and try to get my money back or say fuck it and just do the surgery in March/April.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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At least not a full tear.
Most of my issues have been due to meniscus. Acl is much more serious . Requires more down time. Good Luck in what ever you decide
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How long ago did you injure it? I did not read original thread but I have ridden with torn PCL and meniscus on front leg and as long as you are past the acute phase (2-4 weeks) in regards to swelling/pain gone down it is not that bad. My PCL injury was in like 06 so I have been used to that for a while and meniscus was last year. It doesn't hurt when I ride but does sometimes on jumps where I try to bring board to butt and landings. I do a lot of other sports too though so I would say I am in shape. I do wear a knee brace, not sure if it helps or I just think it does, but it does prevent it from lateral movement and twisting so it may be a bit protective. I would say ride this season and keep it mellow and then get the surgery in spring to be ready 100% for next year.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It happened last Monday playing basketball. I have a brace for my knee for the other sports I play (rugby & soccer). My first trip is around MLK so it will be past that period but I'm just worried about it giving out when I get out there and the trip is basically lost because I'll be confined to the easy groomers (could care less about them). I can ride groomers on the east coast I'm going for the goods I can't get here. I've never had an ACL injury (had meniscus injuries) and just don't really know how far/hard i can push it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My .02 cents. I've had a complete ACL tear and one partial that happened with tearing other ligaments. I do not recommend pushing it on a knee with a partial ACL tear. You can finish it off and then you won't be able to walk. Any impact can finish the tear depending on how bad the partial is.

When I partially tore my ACL, I never had it fixed...Doc said the scar tissue would be strong enough. Two years later, I took another hit to the knee playing football and tore the ACL completely. The recovery road from that is long and limiting. Of course, this was 20+ years ago so I'm sure knee surgeries are better now.
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