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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: davidknee on December 03, 2006, 01:39:26 AM

Title: total knee replacement with injured cruciate ligament
Post by: davidknee on December 03, 2006, 01:39:26 AM
I have had repair (removal of loose part) of a torn meniscus 44 years ago and have managed to ski with it. Now i am having more pain when edging on inside edge, when hiking downhill and when putting weight on knee while bending the knee. X-ray shows very small gap on inside of joint. I am thinking about getting total knee replacement.
How does a  injured curciate ligament affect the success of a total knee replacement?
 Is skiing possible?
Title: Re: total knee replacement with injured cruciate ligament
Post by: rozzzie on December 03, 2006, 03:35:14 AM
Injured curciate should not make a difference.  They have ways to get arround that, and many that need a TKR have very lax or dammaged ligaments and didn't know it.  Skiing is another matter, it is on all the do not do lists that I have seen, but I have heard of people skiing but at a much lower level than before, a fall could be devistating.

Good luck!

Rozzzie