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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 12:51 PM
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I tore my acl about 6 years back in the summer and was riding that winter.

My wife has had three knee surgeries, one acl, one mcl, and another one was patella and mcl and acl all at once.

We both ride to this day without any problems. Keep your head up, you'll be back.
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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update had operation couple weeks ago to remove previous imboilized in bledsoe brace now. I have regained about 40 degrees of movement, have another surgery in febuary to repair ligaments and tendons.
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I replied to one of your other post but anyway, 2 years ago I broke my knee(not the cap but one of the joint bones) had a stage 3 tear in my meniscous and a slight tear of the acl. the acl healed itself as it was not bad just through staying off of it along with the bone. The meniscous on the other hand required surgery. I originally hurt my knee in December on the first day out of the season(snowboarding), after trying to rehad and quartazone shots etc. I ended up having surgery in july. Now I was able to board that following year but the knee was still and still a little sore and weak from not being able to exercise. Well anyway I ended up getting pneumonia last year and missing the whole season but this year my knee feels better than it ever has. basically as long as you take your time and rehab like you are supposed to and not try to get back to early you should be good
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Tore MCL twice, didnt have surgery and couldn't agree more with everyone else about the importance of following up with PT; it's the only way to stregthen the supporting infrastructure around the joint and avoid re-injury... Even surgery alone doesnt always correc things 100% alone... Follow doc's orders!
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Ouch!!!
+++vibes buddy keep your chin up and dont stop hittin on the nurses!
i dislocated my knee ummm.... 7 or 8 years ago, hit a tree too but on my board not truck, my patella went around the side, that shit does hurt!
it took me a while for the surgery, our healthcare is subsidized here in canuckistan but the wait times are brutal, esp if you live in the middle of nowhere...
long story short the surgeon repaired my acl, mcl and pcl, took about 6 more months to start getting active in dynamic sports and it was a full year after surgery before i was about 90%
a couple of years later i think i got to say 97% and probly around there still. my range of motion (flexion) is reduced by about 10-15 deg and sometimes when my leg is straight, just standing up, i'll move some way and feel a really weird laxity like my femur is just sliding around on my tibia. im sure thats not good for the meniscus (which was undamaged, for the most part, luckily) but it doenst happen often. when im riding my knees are bent so its never been an issue, althogth the lack of full flexion, and slight weakness at my full flexion, is a bit tuff sometimes. alot of rehab will go a long way.
be patient, enjoy the other things life has to offer and baby steps will get you back in the game.
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Hey guys, thought id give an update for anyone that cares had my third and final surgery 4 weeks ago. I lucked out in that my mcl repaired itself but had to have my lcl, pcl, and acl repaired. Unfortunately I found out ill be out another 18 months so no boarding next winter. Thanks for the advice on pt I did all my exercises at home twice a day on top of my regular pt and my knee has healed remarkably. So for someone who had 4 tears in there monsicus, ruptured kneecap, and 4 torn ligament im doing pretty well.
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Hey guys, thought id give an update for anyone that cares had my third and final surgery 4 weeks ago. I lucked out in that my mcl repaired itself but had to have my lcl, pcl, and acl repaired. Unfortunately I found out ill be out another 18 months so no boarding next winter. Thanks for the advice on pt I did all my exercises at home twice a day on top of my regular pt and my knee has healed remarkably. So for someone who had 4 tears in there monsicus, ruptured kneecap, and 4 torn ligament im doing pretty well.
Good work. I have had four operations on my right knee, first couple were for a bad dislocation and relocation tearing my ACL and medials, damaging the bone heads and tearing my cartilage. The latter were for more cartilage trims and to clean out excess scar tissue. I had 18 months rehab and played semi pro soccer for 6 more years. I recently retired as my ACL repair has weakened and have started to get some arthritis, I'm 29 now.

However the good news is snowboard quite happily still, I wear a knee support with a knee pad over the top. I do about 30 days a season, charge pretty hard but don't hit too many big jumps. I am even going to try ducking my stance a little this season and see how it holds up...

You will be up and sliding in a couple of seasons I am sure!!
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One leg knee squats when you progress from two, these will be your saviour!!
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Holy. Fucking. Shit. Best of luck, dude.
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Find a kick ass physical therapist that will really push you. American healthcare sucks at preventative medicine but for surgery it's the best in the world. Athletes come back from nasty shit all the time, it's just a matter of wanting to endure the pain of physical therapy. When you do start riding again get a good knee brace.
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