just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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Originally Posted by jacktackle
I'm encouraged hearing this! Did they repair the tear to the meniscus or take a portion out? Thanks Carbonfiberboy. Love that name. Love Carbon Fiber Period.
I had a tear that looked like a leaf in the surgery imaging. They snipped it out. That was years ago and it's still fine, no different from the other knee. But that's just my injury, yours may be different.
My understanding is that successful repair is very rare as there is no oxygen available to these tissues for them to repair themselves.
I rode Z1 on my rollers for a couple of weeks and then went on a C group ride, but about halfway through I couldn't stand it and went off. I had it done in April, but couldn't do the hard mountain rides that summer, though I could the next summer.
The moniker came with my '99 Trek, cause I was like a little boy with his first real bike.
BTW, I had the same experience with the medical folks. My doc said I couldn't have a meniscus tear because no could do what I was doing and have one. Guess he never heard about HTFU. But he finally relented and ordered an MRI, then sent me to a surgeon.
Last edited by Carbonfiberboy; 04-10-10 at 04:07 PM.