I'm going on my fourth surgery inside of 2 years. To fix anouther torn ACL. I can't emagine this is very good, and was wondering if anyone has had this many surgeries and still skis/skateboard/anything. I can't just sit and watch.
^ 6 to 9 months depending on how much you rehab, how bad its torn, how good your doctor is, and how fast you get confortable. I have heard peeople that take a year or more to recover, and i think Phil Belan was skiing after 3 or 4 after his... it just all depends...
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Evan Raps has had 11 total knee surgerys since January '03. 4 of them were ACL recon/revision. His last one was Nov. '04 and he is skiing right now. The only way back is hard work. He told me he is in the gym at least 4 days a week training hard. He also has Kobe's doctor.
you definatly need to keep your legs really strong by working out everyday or it will keep happening. Once you have a ligament injury the only way to protect the joint is by strengthening the muscles that attach around the knee. You should pay special attention to strengthening your hamstrings the stronger they are the more your acl will be stabilized. The problem is skiers have much stronger quads than hamstrings so along with the falls we take make the acl is very prone to injury. Best advice constant leg strenghtening especially the hams!!!
you have to put a lots of ici , and work extra hard at he gym. afther 2 month of reab, I saw a personal trainer for 3 month. I was going to the gym 5 days a week for 2 hours. I know it could be hard for you to do that because of school and work , but the more time you are going to spend in a gym the faster and stronger you will come back. Try to avoid weed and buze , it will make you knee swollow like a bich.
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Evan used Dr.Steadman in Vail CO...great doctor one of the best in the world for knees. I was lucky enough to have him replace my PLC/ACL/MCL...all acadavr parts (hugely recommended) dont go for a hamstring graft....its like have two operations...
rehab hard! pre-surgery workouts every day!! bike like a motha fcker 30 miles a day for two months prior to surgery (if your waiting)...your gonna lose so much strength, so the better shape you are in on surgery day the better you will be two months later when your grinding it at the gym...
advice....be patient, its gonna feel better after three weeks but it is still NOT HEALED
cadavar grafts suck. if my 20 year old primo ACL tears when I ski, why would I want one that is from a 60 year old dead guy? I had two ACL reconstuctions, both quadrupled semitendinosis hamstring grafts, and it is the shit. plus the quadrupled hamstring ACLs are 250-300% stronger than your natural ACL.
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^it depends....for certain surgerys like MCL replacements you have to use a cadavar graft...there also some new shit Steadmans doing, drilling micro holes into the bone to promote vasculaization and speed healing...i dont know why we choose cadavar parts...but I have been skiing hard for two seasons since a nearly complete knee failure and I have nearly zero pain and no re-injuries