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Offline iheartparker

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« on: June 07, 2007, 08:18:23 PM »
Ok so i have a completely torn ACL and a Meniscus tear. I can pretty much walk fine now. Im getting surgery next month. I just feal wierd telling ppl i have a compleetely torn acl yet i can walk fine. Is tihs normal?

6-21-07 : ACLR/Partial Meniscectomy of the Medial Meniscus (Righty)
2-25-09 : Had a good fall skiing, knee popped! :( (Lefty)
4-14-09 : OS appt
4-20-09 MRI confirmed torn ACL
5-19-09 ACL reconstruction
12-26-10 sucessfully returned to skiing!!!


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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 08:23:55 PM »

My bosses wife has had a torn ACL for four years.  She told me that due to her age and activity level she has opted not to have it repaired.  She walks around just fine and said that her knee never really bothers her...even though her ACL is totally gone.

When I was in high school a friend of mine went an entire year on a torn ACL so that he didn't have to give up his senior year of soccer.


Offline jathib

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 08:39:52 PM »
Yes, it's normal. I had mine completely removed, then tore my meniscus and walked around like that for 17 years.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 03:26:21 PM »
Yep, normal ... I had a physical therapist once who tore his and opted not to get it fixed b/c it wasn't causing him any problems.

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 04:01:30 PM »
Hey welcome to the group.  Since you have an ACL injury you should come over to our section of the Kneegeeks forum under the Specialist Office under Cruciate Ligaments.  Good luck!

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