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Title: Will I ever grow again post ACL surgery?
Post by: PhilA31 on April 06, 2012, 12:57:49 PM
Hey Guys, I had my ACL reconstructed on the 14th of October 2010. Everything is back to normal, I'm able to play competitive sport again and I recently ran 10k without a problem.

I was just curious, will I ever grow again? I'm 5ft 5 and I'm 16 years old. Has the surgery affected the likelihoods of me growing again? My younger brother who is 15 is taller than me!

Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Will I ever grow again post ACL surgery?
Post by: kneepaincure on April 10, 2012, 07:01:59 PM
That shouldn't be a problem, as long as you eat well and take care of your knees. Height is also determined by your individual genetic makeup. Good luck!
Title: Re: Will I ever grow again post ACL surgery?
Post by: LindaM on April 10, 2012, 11:19:49 PM
Everyone has their own pace to grow.  Guys can keep growing taller into their early 20s, so your still have lots of time.  It you are a really competitive athlete you may be keeping yourself on the slim side with your activity level.  Try to pack on a couple of pounds.  Most people have a weight gain, then growth pattern.  And try to get some sleep! (Yeah, I know that's hard in high school)  You repair your body and grow during your sleep.

Good luck.

Linda