High grade ACL tear plus medial meniscus

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    Aug 29, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Well after injuring my right knee over 3months ago i have finally been sent for a MRI scan. Just got my results and found i have a high-grade ACL tear and a torn medial meniscus.

    My ACL has not been completely torn but i am having surgery in the next week and not looking forward to it. I have read a lot of different articles online about recovery times and how long i will be out the gym and not able to play soccer.

    Just want to know if anyone else had had knee surgery or any other surgery and how they coped with been away from sports and gym for so long. Or am i reading to much into other posts online and should i just wait till i see my surgeon.

    Thanks Guys

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    Sep 05, 2011 11:30 AM GMT
    Everyone's experience is different, but the best indicator of outcome is following post operative instructions! So, its on you to get better.
  • pbeam1166

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    May 07, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    I go in 2 days from now to have a full reconstruction after a hockey injury a couple weeks ago, Donor ligament, anyone else had this?

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    May 11, 2014 9:23 AM GMT
    I had my ACL torn a number of years ago playing hockey. Had the surgery and they replaced it with a donor one. Recovery was a bitch. A month on crutches, knee braces, physical therapy. I think I had it done in October and was finally able to get on the ice to do some easy recreational skating in March maybe.

    Of course, I hated wearing the big metal Bregg brace so I stopped wearing it after maybe 2 years and I think I retore it. Can't do lateral stuff at all. Recently my knee completely gave out doing leg presses and I'm sure it is completely screwed up again and in need of surgery. Been trying to rest and work back up the weights and icing, but I think I'll need to go to the doctor. Of course, I JUST changed my health insurance to the "if you don't get sick it is cheaper" plan just prior to the injury. Dang.
  • AWashingtonia...

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    May 11, 2014 1:19 PM GMT
    Yes, follow those post op instructions, and remember it's never too late or too long to continue doing the rehab exercises.

    Try to get as much sports rehab as possible from an athletic recovery ... trainer.

    When you get to the physical therapy specialist tell them exactly what you want so they can document it. Even give specific weight amounts and specific performance goals that you want to regain. STRESS this importance to them, otherwise, they won't know and your recovery will not put you close to where you want to be.

    Oh, and don't order delivery.. It's a very slippery slopeicon_neutral.gif

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    Jul 27, 2014 7:46 PM GMT
    I completely tore my ACL and partially tore my MCL about a month ago during Acrobatics practice. I had surgery a few days ago and have been recovering since (the Patellar Tendon Autograft). I'm currently on crutches and starting Physical Therapy soon.

    Pretty happy to find this thread. Hearing about others experiences is always nice icon_biggrin.gif