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Offline paulreardon

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Hi! I'm new, 3rd ACL tear... (D'OH)
« on: February 06, 2007, 02:46:37 AM »
Hi everyone, well, im new to this site, 25 yr old lad from Manchester inEngland, just torn my left acl for 3rd time (due to football, or soccer if you will!) after left patella then left quad grafts, looking at right patella graft into my left knee hopefully, was just wondering if anyone out there is in a similar position , what do you think, is it worth another surgery? any help/comments would be great   :) PAUL

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Re: Hi! I'm new, 3rd ACL tear... (D'OH)
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 06:41:09 AM »
Well I can't say I know anything about ACLrs, and I hope I never will. But I just thought I'd say welcome (I'm a 16 year old soccer player). And, oddly enough, a girl on my soccer team just tore her 3rd acl (in like 2 years!)
16 years old

8-03 unhappy triad LK, undiagnosed by an idiot of an OS so now i wear a donjoy
PFS for the lasat 7 years or so
10-06 Cortizone shot LK
11-06 Scope for torn meniscus RK
3-07 right ankle recon

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Re: Hi! I'm new, 3rd ACL tear... (D'OH)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 11:45:30 AM »
Is this your 3rd ACL tear or 3rd go at recon on the same knee? Either way, bugger!

I have just had my second recon; right knee previously and just now my left knee. For me there was no alternative way to go. The knee was so unstable that the cartilage was being torn up every time I twisted. That has meant that sport has taken a knock back.

At least now I see some kind of glimmer of light at the end of this long tunnel. I will never play rugby again but would love to play competitive touch rugby or squash.

12/91 Meniscus R knee (rugby)
02/92 ACL complete rupture R knee (rugby)
03/92 - arthroscopy
05/92 - further meniscus damage & arthroscope (squash)
06/94 ACL Recon R knee
05/96 - screw removed
05/05 ACL rupture L knee (Harley bike)
05/06 - L knee lock & arthroscopy
01/07 - ACL Recon L Knee

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Re: Hi! I'm new, 3rd ACL tear... (D'OH)
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 01:13:29 PM »
yeah this'll be 3rd recon on left knee,  cartilage isnt rerally a problem for me cos most of tha thas already been removed!  tried squash recently but all the twisting anf turning is a bit too muh with the torn ligament















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