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Title: Kayaking and ACL Reconstruction
Post by: Tash_Pitre on August 20, 2004, 06:11:02 PM
Hey guys!!

I was wondering whether any of you would know how long it would take after LR before you can kayak again. Its a sit down sport but you have to keep you legs in a bent position, like a ballet dancer bending down, knees out, on its toes (if you know the move that i mean) and you have to squeeze your knees against the top of the kayak.

I do a public service course at college and have just found out that i have to do kayaking once a week as part of the course.

Any info or suggestions would be kindly appreciated.

Title: Re: Kayaking and ACL Reconstruction
Post by: missmyknee on August 20, 2004, 11:04:20 PM
Hey Tash

I have a touring Kayak..............Dagger Prospect 15.5 ft.
I use a foam block under my knee to keep it in position and wear my brace. I do have a difficult time getting in and out because I can't bend enough so I put the bad leg in first. I have to put the leg in straight. I can't do white water kayak because you need a lot of knee pressure against the side esp doing Eskimo rolls.

Pam
Title: Re: Kayaking and ACL Reconstruction
Post by: AndrewC on August 20, 2004, 11:20:47 PM
Hi there....

Tash_Pitre.....just to clarify something.....when  you say LR I take it you mean "ligament reconstruction"???
The reason I ask is that this term is normally used for/ and stands for ......."Lateral Release" which is a completely different procedure!!!

If it is the ACL recon you mean then I would have thought it is all dependant on your recovery time and your surgeons protocol.....

That said, you may be allowed to do a sport of this nature earlier than an impact sport like football or running....
Title: Re: Kayaking and ACL Reconstruction
Post by: Tash_Pitre on August 21, 2004, 12:52:26 AM
Ah man i just assumed it meant ligament reconstruction  :-[ dont know what a lateral release is. Just trying to get used to all of ya slang. I'm also confused with degree of movement thing, i assumed that straight leg was 180 degrees and now i think im wrong with that to  ??? *toddles off to abbreviation topic*

Anyway thank you both for your help.