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ACL Reconstruction + Femoral Osteotomy ...
« on: August 20, 2007, 08:17:55 PM »
Hey guys,

I have been browsing the board recently since I managed to rupture my ACL and found it most helpful and informative.

To cut a long story short, I injured myself playing football (soccer) at university way back in February but due to a misdiagnosis, didn't manage to see a specialist until the month or so who then told me I must undergo the procedure above to have any chance of playing the sports I love once again. Basically I was informed that due to the natural 'bend' in the leg affected, the ACL reconstruction would almost certainly give way soon after the op. I am an 18 year old and although I am forunate enough to be able to walk around and even jog to a certain extent, that's as far as my athletic pursuits go these days, compared with football, golf gym etc a few short months ago.

I have gratefully soaked up some of the knowledge available on this forum regarding the injury but note that I have not found a fellow poster with the same situation as my own and therefore ask if such a person is online and how their recovery went/is going.

Many thanks ...

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Re: ACL Reconstruction + Femoral Osteotomy ...
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 09:06:50 PM »

my advice would be to go for a second opinion or even a third. You are still quite young and your body has not yet finished growing. Any serious bone reforming has to take this into account. If the 2nd and maybe 3rd opinion agree then try it.

Between 18 and 21/22 young male bodies undergo many growth spurts - some small and some bigger. There are a lot of changes going on naturally in your body. Operations which change the structure may not be the best idea until you are a bit older. I'm no expert, but such an offer would have me running to someone else for another view.

Just my 10 cents worth

1989 big trauma R. knee - sorted
1990-2004 3ACL recons and 20+ arthroscopies -RK
3/06 LK ACL torn!
4/06 ACL recon, kneecap broken
09 &10/06- 2x meniscus trims
3/07 - Notch Plastic & Lateral Release
14/8/08 complete revision ACL plus LCL/PLC recon
6/2/09 returned to skiing! Whoopee