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Offline nathan31

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Help Please- Torn acl
« on: August 05, 2008, 08:08:05 PM »
i was wondering if it would be safe to use plyometrics if my acl was torn
i am trying to improve my vertical leap
any suggestions? thanks

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Re: Help Please- Torn acl
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 09:03:53 PM »
I dont think any kind of jumping would be a smart thing to do right now - your knee would be more unstable and you run the risk of rupturing your MCL and PCL - which resut in more serious surgery and recovery.
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Re: Help Please- Torn acl
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 09:05:45 PM »
Hi Nathan,

I can't help you (i didn't have ACL surgery), but you should re-post your question in the cruciate ligament room:

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=17.0

You'll get more answers there!! Good luck!  When was your surgery???
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Re: Help Please- Torn acl
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 09:59:17 PM »
due surgery in december :-[

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Re: Help Please- Torn acl
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 10:08:45 PM »
speak to a physio - not wise i think they will say!
1978 - ruptured acl and all cartalidge removed.
several debridements over years
TKR 10TH JULY 2006 http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=28257.0  Aug 07 patellar maltracking - more physio! Still pain - but so much better !
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Re: Help Please- Torn acl
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 11:49:54 PM »
Oh you haven't even had the surgery yet?? I thought you meant you had surgery and were recovering. Definitely do NOT try any of that stuff. Take it easy until you have your surgery, then stick with PT. Your physiotherapist and OS will be able to let you know when your knee will be stable enough for such feats.  You dont' want to make your knee worse (and thus end up needing a more complex surgery that might have a substantially longer recovery time). Good luck!
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-July '07-soccer injury
- microfracture of the tibial plateau
- arthroscopy in Oct. '07 (remove torn cartilage and repair microfracture)
-developed AF but beat it (avoided surgery)
[img width=200 height=136]http://dl6.glitter-graphics.net/pub/504/504056crsfyif