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Offline Rob_W

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #135 on: January 12, 2009, 02:05:01 AM »
Great to see an update Rob.  You are a true inspiration.  Your workout regimen has helped so many on here.  You had such dedication to fitness and determination to getting healthy again.  Good for you!  I'm so glad to see you made it to the end.  I think we'll have to make you the poster boy for ACL rehab.  Waddya think? 

Keep on working out, staying fit, and most of all, take care of those knees!   

Thanks - although I would nominate Feeny for poster boy for ACL rehab!
« Last Edit: January 12, 2009, 12:28:05 PM by Rob_W »
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Injured 5/13/07 (ACL Grade 3, MCL Grade 2, Lateral Meniscus) - Right Knee
7/17/07 ACLr/Menisectomy Allograft

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #136 on: August 15, 2009, 02:43:59 PM »
Well, it's been over 2 years since the surgery (Last month was 2 years and I forgot all about it) :-)

My knee feels great - seems to be holding up perfectly and does not limit me in any ways.

I do pretty aggesive martial arts training and I'm guessing I will blow out my knee that has not had surgery before I blow out my knee that had the surgery.

Pretty much these days the only time I really think about the knee is when I hear of someone else tearing their ACL, or other such knee injuries.

Good luck to everyone going through this - stick to your PT and before you know it you will be full force back in life again!!
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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #137 on: August 18, 2009, 07:30:13 PM »
Hi Rob,

Its nice to read a positive outcome of a knee injury for a change on KG as mostly you hear the negative side of knee problems and surgery. Its fantastic news that your knee feeling great and no longer lmited in physical activities.

Who knows the same thing might happen to me and can say my knee back to normal in 2 years time but have to have a scope 1st in october before things start to improve for me. My goal is to be able to run again one day and maybe do a half marathon thats held once a year in my city. Not been able to run since october 2007.

Your success story has made me realise that maybe I will be able to go running again some day.

Nick :) {2009} :)

   
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis & Tendinopathy
Scope #3 scheduled January 2018
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision & fat pad trim
Cortisone injections: R-Hip - FAI 04/04/17  RK 23/12/15, 22/10/15, 13/05/15, 30/03/10, 23/04/09

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #138 on: August 18, 2009, 08:10:35 PM »
Good luck to you Clarkey!

Not sure there are any secrets but having a good OS is a plus and hitting re-hab like it's a full time job for as long as you can seems to make a huge difference. Just about anyone I have talked to that things went poorly for almost always say the same thing - once their knee started feeling better they stopped their exercises!!
Pre/Post-Op Diary http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=38125.0
ACL Exercise Journal
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Injured 5/13/07 (ACL Grade 3, MCL Grade 2, Lateral Meniscus) - Right Knee
7/17/07 ACLr/Menisectomy Allograft

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #139 on: August 19, 2009, 02:22:30 PM »
Just wanted to say that I read your diary right before and after my aclr, and it really inspired me to work hard.  Thanks so much for posting your two year update - that's great to hear you're doing so well! 

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #140 on: August 19, 2009, 02:26:11 PM »
Thanks vinnic - I hope you are doing great!!
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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #141 on: July 27, 2010, 02:08:14 AM »
Just thought I would do a 3 year update  ;D

To be honest I have not really given my knee much thought but the other day my brother-in-law fell and damaged his knee cap and is now using the same initial brace I wore plus crutches for 6 weeks and it reminded me of my knee.

Things are going great - still doing my martial arts training and also doing a very aggressive workout program called 'Insanity'. I've also been coaching basketball, soccer and martial arts and my knee doesn't hold me back at all.

I hope everyone is recovering well - keep at it if if you are struggling!!

Rob
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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #142 on: July 29, 2010, 05:10:30 PM »
Hi Rob,

Great news about your knee thats recovered well from surgery and can be physically active again. It brings hope with my knee problems thats stopping me from running but have faith in my OS to get my knee right again.

Nick :) {2010} :)
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis & Tendinopathy
Scope #3 scheduled January 2018
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision & fat pad trim
Cortisone injections: R-Hip - FAI 04/04/17  RK 23/12/15, 22/10/15, 13/05/15, 30/03/10, 23/04/09

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #143 on: August 10, 2011, 05:43:38 PM »
4 Year Update  ;D

Knee feels great and doesn't stop me from doing anything. Still training martial arts and working out hard - currently training for a 10 mile obstacle race called toughmudder.

Hope everyone is doing great!
Pre/Post-Op Diary http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=38125.0
ACL Exercise Journal
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Injured 5/13/07 (ACL Grade 3, MCL Grade 2, Lateral Meniscus) - Right Knee
7/17/07 ACLr/Menisectomy Allograft

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #144 on: January 05, 2013, 11:10:51 PM »
5.5 Year Update:

Things are perfect - feels like I never had the surgery. Hope everyone is doing awesome!
Pre/Post-Op Diary http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=38125.0
ACL Exercise Journal
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Injured 5/13/07 (ACL Grade 3, MCL Grade 2, Lateral Meniscus) - Right Knee
7/17/07 ACLr/Menisectomy Allograft

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #145 on: August 09, 2015, 10:05:04 PM »
Its been just over 8 years since surgery and just nice having two knees that look, feel and work the exact same way. If I suddenly lost my memory other than having some very faint scars, I would have no idea I ever had surgery.

I hope everyone is doing great!
Pre/Post-Op Diary http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=38125.0
ACL Exercise Journal
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Injured 5/13/07 (ACL Grade 3, MCL Grade 2, Lateral Meniscus) - Right Knee
7/17/07 ACLr/Menisectomy Allograft

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Re: Robs ACL Allograft Diary - MCL & Lateral Meniscus Trim Also
« Reply #146 on: November 08, 2017, 09:54:44 PM »
Its been just over 8 years since surgery and just nice having two knees that look, feel and work the exact same way. If I suddenly lost my memory other than having some very faint scars, I would have no idea I ever had surgery.

I hope everyone is doing great!

Great to hear. I hope the techniques and technology have imporved to a point where the risk for complications is even less now. I'm almost excited to have surgery as I tore my ACL/MCL/Meniscus 3 years ago and have been coping ever since. I've been able to play soccer for 2 years at a recreational level but a day doesn't go by that I don't think about my knee and wanting to really compete.

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« Reply #147 on: November 08, 2017, 10:39:08 PM »
Good luck. I am sure technology is improving constantly and assuming you have a good surgeon, and you do your rehab like your knee depends on it (which it will) I am sure you will do great.
Pre/Post-Op Diary http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=38125.0
ACL Exercise Journal
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Injured 5/13/07 (ACL Grade 3, MCL Grade 2, Lateral Meniscus) - Right Knee
7/17/07 ACLr/Menisectomy Allograft

 















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