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Offline DunkerT

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Snowboard with snapped ACL??
« on: March 15, 2009, 10:53:03 AM »
Hello all,

I have had a peruse of this site and found a few topics relating to my problem but nothing that is exactly the same so I was wondering if anyone could offer any adivce?

I had a kiteboarding incident 2 weeks back and managed to snap my ACL. I'm meant to be going snowboarding on the 21st march. When the doctor reviewed my MRI scans he said it may be possible for me to do some snowboarding as long as I take it relatively easy. However, this week the doctor rang me to explain that after another review of the MRI scans they have noticed I have fractured the bone slightly too. The doc did say that my chances of snowboarding are reduced. He did say that if I were to snowboard I wouldn't do the injury any more damage but it would hurt like hell. However, the physio and some medic friends have told me that it may cause permanent damage.

Has anyone got experience of trying to snowboard with a similar injury? Can anyone recommend any kind of support that may help? (preferably one in the 50-100 region)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance

Tom

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Re: Snowboard with snapped ACL??
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 02:48:42 PM »
Post in the Cruciate and the Patello-Femoral boards Tom. You'll get more answers in there

My advice remains the same as it does on SH!  ;)

Sue  ::)
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

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Re: Snowboard with snapped ACL??
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 06:23:58 PM »
Thanks again, i'll try that