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Offline blackbeltgirl

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for those in cold climates
« on: April 22, 2005, 07:20:14 PM »
I had my surgery in December, and where I live it rarely snows, but it gets ICY.  So while it's off season, all those people heading to Vail reminded me of my Yak Trax.  If you've never heard of them, they are basically low level crimp-ons that attach to your shoes.  It's a big criss-crossed elastic thing, with wire coiled around it, and it fits over any shoe.  And it GRIPS the ice.  My house is on a hill, so I've had these for years.  But I was really glad this winter, since I was terrified of slipping.  I figured if I fell I was doomed, and if I didn't, I was probably going to kill the knee with the effort to balance anyway.

You can get them at outdoors stores, or at  They should be about $20.

ACI was supposed to be 2/21/06.  On 6/29/06 Insurance co said have another scope, and if it still looks good, they'll ok the ACI.
Microfracture Dec 7, 2004
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Re: for those in cold climates
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Re: for those in cold climates
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2005, 03:52:58 AM »
those look pretty neat!
"Miserable malalignment"
 Lateral release, medial reefing, VMO advancement, and TTT-  3/2/04
Screw removal- 5/24/05
Cortisone injection to pes anserine- 7/27/05
Femoral derotation osteotomy, TTT revision- 10/18/07