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Acl reconstruction, down for 6-12 months.

Old 12-31-07, 07:01 PM
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Acl reconstruction, down for 6-12 months.

Put it off long enough and glad I had it done since the surgeon had to scrape cartilage and mess with the meniscus. This is torture not being mobile. Anyone have this done?


Not liking the pain of therapy but Percacet help. Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-07, 07:47 PM
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Been there twice, one more to go (graft failed 13.5 months post op when I slipped and fell backpacking).

I don't think you'll be down for 6 to 12 months. I had my first surgery in the end of September, and was back to racing well by late January. The second surgery was in early February, and I was back racing by late April. If you keep up on the therapy, you'll recover quickly.
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Old 12-31-07, 09:39 PM
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Do NOT worry about building strength, do NOT push yourself unless specified by your PT, do carefully focus on RoM.
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Old 01-01-08, 12:25 AM
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That sucks, been there. Did it when I was 16 on one knee, need to have the other one done eventually, but I really want to. Good luck with the rehab, shouldn't take that long as long as you listen to the the******s.
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Old 01-01-08, 05:12 AM
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I am for sure gonna do it right as I do NOT want to go through this again. I can't wait to get back racing, thanks for the encouragement.

Be nice not having a hangover later today
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Old 01-01-08, 10:27 PM
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Been there, once with each knee.

First time I had a decent amount of meniscus damage, so I was off the bike and other physical activity for about 8-10 months while I regained flexibility and strength.

Second time, no meniscal damage, so I was back on the bike after 3-4 months, other activities a little later.

+1 on making sure you follow doctor's orders with regard to physical therapy etc.
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Old 01-05-08, 06:37 PM
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Had my followup with the surgeon. Microfracture. I wanted to faint.

Oh well, 2 months of crutches before i can even think about walking on it.
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Old 01-14-08, 05:38 AM
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Update, good news, fracture treatment was on upper side of joint not lower which requires all the down time. Not quite three weeks and they have me full weight bearing now for a few days. The first week was R#R$$, the second a little better and now I'm weaning off Percocet with only an occasional vicadin. Things are looking up but must constantly remind myself it's a long , long process to get back into the game. I long to get back on the race bike.
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I wanted to let anyone who needs to have this done know I've been doing Tris ever since the surgery and it's still like new.
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This is an Appropriate Zombie Thread Resurrection, then.

Congrats on the good outcome.
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Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
Been there twice, one more to go (graft failed 13.5 months post op when I slipped and fell backpacking).

I don't think you'll be down for 6 to 12 months. I had my first surgery in the end of September, and was back to racing well by late January. The second surgery was in early February, and I was back racing by late April. If you keep up on the therapy, you'll recover quickly.
Says the guy who has to get yet another surgery because he overdid it.

I hope you both recover quickly and completely. I know a surprising number of people who have had knee surgery including complete replacements, and it seems to be something surgeons have mastered. Aggro, I expect you to be hard at it sooner than you think ... and Snuffleupagus, maybe schedule your fourth surgery in advance, knowing your tendencies?

I lost three months because I was too stupid to let my clavicle heal, and that was tough. Six months? That'd take a lot of Percocet.
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Old 03-08-17, 07:26 PM
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Yeah, congrats!
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Originally Posted by bcart1991 View Post
+1 on making sure you follow doctor's orders with regard to physical therapy etc.
As someone currently getting physical therapy, and also who is married to a pretty dreadnought PT, I would say it's important to follow the PT's orders.

I can ride an hour on my bike - perfectly comfortable, no pain. Can't gloat though, as after I get off the bike (or even if I don't ride), standing in the kitchen making dinner is agony on my hip and shin (probably a disk, they think). MRI on Friday....

Good luck with your surgery. Pay attention to your PT.
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Originally Posted by AGGRO View Post
Not liking the pain of therapy but Percacet help. Happy New Year
It's been a few months. Hope the need and use of Percocet has diminished.
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Old 03-08-17, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
It's been a few months. Hope the need and use of Percocet has diminished.
Almost 10 years but those percs were awesome Slingin a new ride, speed concept with FLO aero rims. FAST
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Almost 10 years but those percs were awesome Slingin a new ride, speed concept with FLO aero rims. FAST
I have GOT to note the original date on posts! Glad you're doing well.
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