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Offline char

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Skiing in August
« on: June 18, 2007, 01:36:30 PM »
Hi all,

Just wondering if someone could help me out a little.  I hurt my knee mid March (jumping, twisting, kicking, falling), nothing serious, not much pain initially.  Hobbling by next day but difficulty with stairs.  After about a month, my left quad disappeared so I went to see a physiotherapist for a few weeks.  He checked everything and thought I had damaged patella cartilage and told me it would be slow to heal.  I've retrieved my quad :) but not yet full function of my knee. 

Everyday use is fine (except stairs which can be clumsy) but it gives a typical sharp anterior knee pain when I try to bend it while carrying my weight.  Since I am booked and fully paid for a ski trip in New Zealand in August, I'm starting to worry.  Can anyone tell me how long these things typically take to fix themselves?  And any tips on how to improve before skiing?

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Skiing in August
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 02:06:05 PM »
A check up how much cartilage damage you did recieve by making an Mri could be a good step. If that now is the problem. If you aren't fully revovered maybe that isn't the best to start skiing before you really know what's wrong.
I would definately go see a OS.
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Re: Skiing in August
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 03:30:40 PM »
See your doc and try to get an MRI before you go. Skiing on damaged meniscus - if that is indeed what you have can make it much worse if you have sections that need seeing to.

ACL bust 3/3/07 France skiing
ACLr 17/4/07 France
UK & Sweden for May & June 07 rehabbing
Full extension at around 3 1/2 months
First heel to bum at just under 5 months