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riding after knee injury

was in a pretty serious car accident couple weeks ago hit a tree head on at 50. Anyway doctor says i should be able to ride again. I basiclly exploded my knee and have another 2 surgeries till im all good again prolly be walking again in febuary. Anyway wondering if anyone else rides with a previous knee injury and weather it bothers them alot when they ride. Heres a current shot of the knee but the nurses were hot.
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I've been riding with a torn medial meniscus since I was 15... but that is nothing compared to what you have endured. I think this spring I will finally get the surgery on it (I'm off my parents insurance next July). I actually have more issues running, hiking and biking than snowboarding.
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Tore my left ACL twice playing basketball. second time I tore it I waited two years before I had it repaired in doing so I developed grade IV, (severe) arthritis of the weight bearing condyles. Therefore had to have whats called a microfracture procedure performed. Where the surgeon drills small holes into the bone to promote bleeding which then fills in the leison "damaged" tissue, cartilage to make a "patch" if you will not as good as real cartilage but I have not had a problem since. Was on crutches non weight bearing for 12 weeks. then an additional 1 year of personal physical therapy before I felt stable and strong enough to return to sports.

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hoping to ride again next season but well see ive already had my patella reattached and monsicuss fixed but every tendon and ligament in my knee is pretty much torn. happy to be alive considering my truck was trashed. heres some pics of the truck.
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Rode 5 months after ACL reconstruction for a week without any problem this past march. I told my physical therapist to really push me during rehab as well which helped. Just do what your doctors tell you to do. Dont skip any of the at home PT as minor as it may seem every excercise they tell you to do helps. Hope you make a full recovery.
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hoping to ride again next season but well see ive already had my patella reattached and monsicuss fixed but every tendon and ligament in my knee is pretty much torn. happy to be alive considering my truck was trashed. heres some pics of the truck.
It should be more than possible. Rehab, rehab, and follow the doctor and physical therapist suggestions for when to start rengaging in sport activities. Heck, I have been back on a board after 4-5 month from my surgery date but that was with just the ACL and on my other knee which was ACL and minscus within six months. With you having some much damage it is more likely that it will take longer and require much more time rehabing. It can be done. Good Luck and best wishes.

P.S. Look-up Willis McGahee of the Denver Broncos if you need some inspiration for coming back from a catastrophic knee injury.

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^^ McGahee only tore all the ligaments in his knee, by the looks of the stitches in that picture it looks like he did alot more than just tear some ligaments. But yes, to see someone come back from an awful injury is still inspirational.

OP, what did you actually do to your knee in the accident? I'm gonna assume you broke a few bones based on that picture. But like everyone said, stick to what your doc's say and don't get brave like so many snowboarders do and think your good to try before your cleared to. Also, make sure you take extra special care of those stitches and the healing of it. I've seen people with similar incisions and they didn't take care of it and they got infected. That is bad news...
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only thing that was broken was a few small ships off the tip of my femur but basically what happened was a complex dislocation when i went into shock trauma my patella was halfway up my thigh
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I've yet ( hopefully never do) have a serious knee injury.. I tore my MCL in both knees 2 years ago and had surgery on both knees. and was riding probably a few months after. My surgeon dont me that i couldnt damage anything she had done so to go at my own pace and push myself. So I was skating like a month after and riding a few months.

Your injury looks way worse than mine. Just follow your therapist workouts and you'll be fine.
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You people with your knee injury stories are making me cringe. Mine gets sore once in a while.


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