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Old 06-21-19, 06:37 AM
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Jumped off a small rock in Arches National Park in Utah and heard/felt a pop in my left knee just above the patella. Torn quadriceps tendon, thankfully, not completely torn. Got down off the mountain with the help of my sons. Had surgery about 1 week later. It has been about 2 years and the knee feels great. I was back skating (hockey) on it in 6months. I would say it took a little longer (12-18months) to feel comfortable descending stairs. Absolutely no problem cycling. It may feel a little sore after a long intense ride (century) but that only lasts a day. After the surgery you feel like you learning to walk all over again. You'll wonder if you ever walk normally again. but you will. BTW this happened when I was 56y/o
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