Thanks for the great link altagirl. Sure enough, partially torn medial meniscus and partial acl tear. just had surgery to clean up the tears and now Im recooperating. Anyone gone thru this combination of tears?
...as we speak my freind :thumb: I was fortunate enough that the Doc decided that the ACL was not severe enough to warrant the "full zipper" treatment. Scoped, physio, CTi brace, and done (and I got the video!). Actually the least intrusive surgery I've ever had. Guess scope technology has come a long way since my last one 14 yrs ago ;)
my250 - What method are you going with? That can determine the initial recovery time. I go under the knife Nov. 5th as well for the same thing. I chose doner tendon over patella or hamstring, becuase of the quicker initial recovery time. The way my doc explained, i could walk off the operating table, but the quads shut down during surgury. So ill be on crutches for 7 to 10 days until they are working right.
Pain from the surgury is only supposed to last a couple days.
This last surgery was a dream! I was walking on it the same day with a crutch for support and with nothing within a day. I started physio right away (actually even before the surgery) and was riding in just over two weeks. As I said, they only fixed the meniscus and left the ACL. He figures the ACL will be 90%, but with the brace should cause me any problems and even with full surgery it likely would never 100% anyways. So far, so good :thumb:
As far as lifting, work up slowly as it's easy to reinjure. ...as far as running, I haven't been able to do that for 15yrs (just before first knee scope) :laugh:
Thats great to hear. I destroyed 75% of the acl which the doc basically cleaned up and did the same to the meniscus. My knee has been sore as hell and wont bend or straighten. I see the doc tomorrow get to see the pics and probably start the rehab. Already pricing the asterick knee braces as cabin fever is beginning to set in!!!!