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    Laid up checking in

    Haven't checked in here in a while.

    Was hitting it hard all last year then bam, blew my fucking knee out right at Christmas.

    Didn't want to pay co-pay for last year and then again this year for surgery, so I gimped around and took it easy til this week and finally went in and had it looked at.

    It's completely fucked, torn my ACL, MCL and meniscus.

    Doc says I will be immobilized for 4 weeks, and looking at an overall 8-9 month re-coup.

    He is telling me they will wind up doing a complete ACL reconstruction, has anyone been through this.

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    Geez man..sorry to hear..what did you do to hurt it

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    That fuckin sux brother. ....Was it bodybuilding related or jus a freak accident at work or home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chowder View Post
    Geez man..sorry to hear..what did you do to hurt it
    I wish I could pop off with some kick ass story about wadding it up in a hedonistic three way trick fucking tirade with super models, but in reality, I fell off a fucking bicycle.

    I was going ass over appetite on my kids bike, I threw my foot down to keep from eating pavement and it was just enough force/velocity to tear shit up.

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    Fuckin snapped my collar bone about a decade ago due to drinking, tye ice, high speed wabble, an that moment of impact lmfao. Damn that shit hurt when it snapped. Almost made me pass out due to the pain smfdh lol

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    Damn man... That's one of the worst injuries to come back from. Knee injuries just straight up suck ass. We're here for you bro and good luck with the recoop!!


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    Damn I can relate ..I have bad knee issues had 5 surgeries in 2 yrs and still fight pain on daily bases ....I can give you one piece of advice and thats follow drs instructions.

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    How’s your recovery going? I work in sports medicine, had 2 knee surgeries myself. All my cartilage is gone in one knee. My doc said I need to drop my leg presses to 200lbs & under. I said “That’s impossible! I weigh 300lbs.” We laughed, bet it’s kinda fucked me up inside. I’m only 45. Waiting on the pain, then it’s knee replacement time. Yours won’t be so bad ligament repair is something we do daily. Follow doc & PTs instructions & you should be fine.

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    I'm coming back from my second meniscus tear and I had my ACL reconstructed 13-14 years ago. My knee obviously isn't what it once was, but physical therapy is the key. Push yourself even when you don't think you can. You'll want to focus on building up your VMO strength and flexibility b/c trust me, your quad will atrophy and tighten up. It will be tough post-surgery, but you can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Fin View Post
    How’s your recovery going? I work in sports medicine, had 2 knee surgeries myself. All my cartilage is gone in one knee. My doc said I need to drop my leg presses to 200lbs & under. I said “That’s impossible! I weigh 300lbs.” We laughed, bet it’s kinda fucked me up inside. I’m only 45. Waiting on the pain, then it’s knee replacement time. Yours won’t be so bad ligament repair is something we do daily. Follow doc & PTs instructions & you should be fine.

    As of now this will be my 5th knee surgery, 3rd time on this knee. Other 4 have been simple scope, scrape, and heal, nothing too major. This time because of the additional damage the doc is recommending using the patella ligament to repair the acl. Going through my options he didn't feel that the standard hamstring ACL re-construction would give me the support I need to continue being as active as I am.

    I'm schedule for the end of the month, I would have doe it sooner but just got back from taking my kids to Mexico for spring break. I wasn't about to be all gimped up during spring break.

    I work in an office environment, already been given the go ahead to wear shorts while it is healing.

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    Seems as though the majority of us are a lil broken down an tore up. That's what we get for goin balls to the walls lol...

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    Surgery was done on the 30th, original intention was to use the hamstring to repair the ACL and MCL. Apparently the doc got to digging around in there and there was an issue with my hammy, and he couldn't use it as the donor material for the repair. I wound up laying there for three hours while they sourced a synthetic hybrid to replace the ACL and MCL.

    Recovery sucks balls, my leg has atrophied to the point it makes me nauseous just looking at it, all my hard work down the shitter. The lady at PT is nice as can be, but I think she has issues with short bald guys, cause she kicks the shit out of me three times a week. She grabbed my knee cap yesterday and worked it over like a computer mouse when your screen is stuck on porn and the boss is coming down the hall. Fuck that hurt.

    I am up and walking on one crutch, I can finally take a shit with my knee bent, and can stand long enough to take a shower instead of a bath in my own ass water.

    So talking with the doc, he said the muscle belly's in my hammy were so long, he couldn't use the hamstring tendon. He said on average, most hamstring tendons are about 5-8 inches long, and there's plenty there to work with. When he got to looking at mine, he said the muscle belly is so long, there's only 2-3 inches of tendon there, and he has never seen anything like it.

    This is probably the worst surgery I have had so far, my freaking shoulder was a cake walk compared to this.

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