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Offline OjMsisle

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First op on a 4 year old injury
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:55:33 PM »
Hi All,

Firstly I'd just like to say I've found these boards very informative over the past weeks so thanks to all for sharing their stories etc!

4 1/2 years ago I damaged my left knee in a cycling accident. Diagnosed as some ACL damage I was given a few weeks physio and sent on my way. All was OK until March 08 when i kicked the ball for the dog and my standing leg (left) gave way at the knee. Next thing I knew i was lying on the ground, unbeleivable pain and a dog drooling over me wanting me to kick the ball again! The knee became quite swollen and I was sporting a nice limp for a few weeks so I went to the doc. He refered me to a specialist at hospital who (6 months later) confirmed that I had some pretty serious damage to my ACL and it needed operated on. During summer 08, whislt cycling my knee would quite often dislocate causing pain and swelling for a few weeks so I concentrated on building up the muscles around the knee to support it as much as possible.

Original operation was scheduled for January 09 however I broke my scaphoid in my wrist in August 08 (another cycling accident) which required a bone graft and screw etc. I was only just fit again on the bike by Jaunary so defered the op till later 09. I received a operation date for mid August 09 but was in the middle of a successfull race season on the bike so put back the op again.

Long story short - I'm going in next week on the 23rd for my knee op. ACL graft from the hamstring and a bit of trimming while they are in there. I've never had an MRI scan of the knee so the exact extent of the damage i unknown however the surgeon is confident that the ACL is ruptured by the various tests.

I'll update this once I know exactly what the damage is

I've bought myself one of these Donjoy Arctic Coolers - Has anyone used them before?

Cheers

Chris
« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 01:41:10 PM by OjMsisle »