Torn ACL (OUCH!!!)
Posted June 30, 2001 - 11:07 AM
Mark (Highland, Illinois)
Posted June 30, 2001 - 01:17 PM
Two or three months...???
Dude, Tell your Doc' to stop smokin' crack! It takes 2 years to heal 100% from ACL Rebuild.
Unless something drastic has changed, PRO Atletes resume sports activities 6 months after surgery WITH A SPORTS BRACE ON and intensive P.T.
I have a CTI on my right knee and Orthotech on my left. Without a brace to keep your bones aligned, YOU WILL DESTROY/STRETCH YOUR GRAFT! I know, I f'ed up my left knee hammering on it improperly 3 weeks after my surgery (deep knee bends). My graft is not "hideously" damaged (quote from my physical therapist), but is bad. It has a lot of slop in it.
DO not resume anything until you get a prescription knee brace. Your Doc' should provide the recomendation for you so your insurance will pay for it. Both my braces ran about $900.00 apiece, YES APIECE!
I am 40 right now. Unless some medical miracles appear soon, I will have total knee replacement by age 50.
I am not looking for sympathy, empathy whatever. Just don't do what I did. Follow your therapists ritual VERBATIM. STAY OFF THE G.D. BIKE! The "Rest of your Life" is an extremely high price to pay to not ride for ONE YEAR.
[This message has been edited by NH Kevin (edited 06-30-2001).]
Posted July 01, 2001 - 06:34 PM
I had ACL reconstruction on left knee Jan of 00, I fully recovered 100% in November of that year... so give yourself plenty of time and stay off the bike, if you can... I know it will be hard... but you have to... if you want to have any normal walking gait later in life.... PT was the most painful and strenuous activity I did for 6 months, but it will be worth it..
Posted July 01, 2001 - 06:41 PM
Do the PT, get healthy, and ride.....with good knee braces you won't ewven think about the knee.
Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.
Posted July 01, 2001 - 07:06 PM
If you had ACL reconstruction & the doc is saying 2-3 months check the crack bowl at your ortho's office - it'll be empty.
Search on ACL/knee here & on DRN - lot's of good info.
Posted July 02, 2001 - 05:24 AM
"It's a Yellow 99' YZ400!!"
Posted July 04, 2001 - 02:48 AM
Posted July 04, 2001 - 08:44 PM
I have a CTi brace as well and to me the DonJoy is a great deal more comfortable.
But keep in mind that mine was around $1500!