NOTES - Your success stories :
Menisectomy Success!!! - - Posted by rebsar (rebsar), 11 September 2004
I tore my medial meniscus in January playing hockey. I had a partial menisectomy in March (30% removed). I was very discouraged after the surgery. It took me a while to feel back to normal. But I kept working out and getting strong. I started practice again for our hockey season a few weeks ago and my knee feels great!!! I've been skating pretty hard on it and even have fallen on it a few times and feels 100%. You never really hear the success stories. I had been reading a lot of posts on line that were very depressing. I just want people to know that there are success stories out there. My knee feels great!!! Thanks to everyone for your support. This board is great!!
Posted by Curtiss (Curtiss), 22 September 2004
thats awesome! im facing one in 2 weeks due to a failed repair, and i am quite worried as im an avid surfer and really need my knees. great to hear.
Posted by soccerdoc (soccerdoc), 16 October 2004
I have had several menisectomies and following each I had great recoveries. Probably too good for the knowledge at the time. After one I recovered enought to get back to running 50 to 70 miles a week which I do not advise any post menisectomy person to do.
I am almost a year post HTO and in the past 2 month have probably refereed over 85 high school, competitve adult and college soccer matches.
Staying fit, doing the rehab and being smarter than I was about post menisectomy activity is the key to success.
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