Alright, way back on the 21st of march I hit this cannon box in vermont. I guess the landing melted away and created a cannon box to cliff drop, and I hardly lost any speed on the box which expected to do. Despite surveying the landing, I basically took a 12 foot fall to flat and twisted my knee rather badly. Ski didn't come off because I lifted it up off the ground as soon as I felt it goin g the other way. I only ride a DIN of 6, I'm 120lbs with 166cm chronics and a 300mm bsl.
I saw an orthropedic, she moved my leg around in all different directions and it only hurt when fully flexed. She said she thinks all the ligaments are intact. Now it really doesn't, but I can hurt it from a high torque twist or high stress and twisting. By that I mean physical soccer games (Didn't try, I'll bet it would hurt though) and skateboarding, specifically 360s. I can walk, jump, run and change direction while running almost as good as normal. I can kick a soccer ball with decent power with that leg. Over spring break I had four days of hard (But not 100%) skiing in colorado. No park, but I did jump off some smaller stuff less than 7 feet to hard snow.
I just got an mri today, they say I have a full acl tear and a partial lateral meniscus tear. The orthropedic was very surprised, and having covered the knee in anatomy a few months ago I was too. Being that these are crucial for support of bones, shock absorbtion and other stuff, how did I do all of the above? How is my tibia still not obviously dislocated? And why isn't (or wasn't) my knee the size of a grapefruit? They also said I have brusing and some fluid on the joint, but I knew that already.
At the time of the incident there was no major swelling (only minor), no excruciating pain and I skied down, obviously favoring the good leg, but I still skied down.
I have another appointment of friday and will probably have more tests. Has anybody on here had similar cases where these injuries were present with few signs or symptoms. Being a skier+do-er of other sprts that involve the legs, my leg muscles are pretty large. For non-clamining reasons, my legs are all muscle and hardly any fat. My theory would be if these injuries are present, the muscles are holding everything in place. Does that even make sense?