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Offline Miss Beams

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Being Positive and having goals
« on: November 14, 2010, 07:55:39 AM »
I am new to this site having posted a few questions.  I just wanted to share a bit of a personal success to you all.  Having had a riding accident 6 months ago and sustained a significant knee injury, at the time was told it was a ruptured MCL, MRI 3 months later revealed near/compete rupture ACL, Grade 2 MCL and Grade 4 arthritis and told i would not have an ACLr and poss later on TKR have appt 2wks to see OS specialist to discuss what happens next.  Anyway i was devistated as it was implied that i should give up the riding at my age (52).  However, yest I got back on the horse and quietly walked around I had a good knee brace and a patient husband to help me.!  I now regularly swim, and am having rehab at the local gym for knee strengthening.  So really what i am trying to say is be positive, work on getting your knee(s) strong, as self help is important.  Yes i still have bad days my leg plays me up  varying degrees pain and stiffness, but i have a passion (my horses and the care of) which keeps me going. 
06/10  L knee trauma(horseriding accident) MCL
10/10 MRI ACL/MCL/G4CM/PF
12.01.2011 scope ACL intact, chronoplasty and 2 x microfractures FMC and trochlear ,MRI over reported(knee not as bad as made out),   time and patience will tell:)

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Re: Being Positive and having goals
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 05:28:25 AM »
Good to hear Miss Beams  -not about the significant knee injury but about your attitude!

I agree being positive and consistent with your rehab program is the key to getting back or at least as close as possible to where you were before. It's early days for me yet (~6 weeks) but doing my exercises 3 times a day along with riding the exercise bike and being positive have set me on the right track!

Good luck with the recovery - how many weeks post op are you (assuming you had an op)?
Visit my blog: http://aclrehab.blogspot.com/

Oct 11th 2010: 2nd Op to clean out staph infection
Oct 1st 2010: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Aug 26th 2010: R knee ACL rupture (soccer)

Offline Miss Beams

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Re: Being Positive and having goals
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 07:44:09 PM »
thank you for your post, no i havent had an op! i had my accident 5 1/2 months ago, so i am ACL deficient! thats why i posted my message, however, i am due to see a knee surgeon who specialises in TKR to discuss my options????? So will see what he says. My knee isnt right(how could it be) but i just get on  with it and take each day as it comes!
06/10  L knee trauma(horseriding accident) MCL
10/10 MRI ACL/MCL/G4CM/PF
12.01.2011 scope ACL intact, chronoplasty and 2 x microfractures FMC and trochlear ,MRI over reported(knee not as bad as made out),   time and patience will tell:)

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Re: Being Positive and having goals
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 10:53:39 PM »
No worries. Making the decision whether to undergo an operation is a big decision but I guess it is based on a few things -

1) What would the operation enable you to do that you can not do now?
2) Arthritis - is it likely to get worse without a functioning ACL?
3) Financially - can you afford it as it's not cheap! Private health care cover & insurance obviously help!

The above three were quite straight forward for me. I want to continue playing sport and run around with kids in the future sometime hopefully! Also without having an ACL it is more than likely that I would develop arthritis in the future. Financially I am lucky that I have both Private cover and insurance to help cover it.

Hopefully if you do decide to go ahead you only require a ACLr and not a TKR as that road to recovery is a lot tougher obviously (not that I've been through it). Either way I wish you all the best and keep positive!! Keep us all informed with how you go!

All the best :)
Visit my blog: http://aclrehab.blogspot.com/

Oct 11th 2010: 2nd Op to clean out staph infection
Oct 1st 2010: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Aug 26th 2010: R knee ACL rupture (soccer)

Offline Miss Beams

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Re: Being Positive and having goals
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 09:25:31 PM »
many thanks for your reply, i dont have private insurance, i live in the uk so i have the NHS and they are not so liberal as far as surgery is concerned.  Hope fully when i see this other OS hopefully he will be able to patch my knee up so that I can function until i have to make that decision to have a TKR.  What i have noticed reading the posts on this website is that all the OS have different opinions and with regard to surgery.  I will keep you posted!
06/10  L knee trauma(horseriding accident) MCL
10/10 MRI ACL/MCL/G4CM/PF
12.01.2011 scope ACL intact, chronoplasty and 2 x microfractures FMC and trochlear ,MRI over reported(knee not as bad as made out),   time and patience will tell:)

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Re: Being Positive and having goals
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 11:28:49 PM »
No worries and good luck! I hope it all goes well for you.

I'll be interested to hear what your options are in regards to patching your knee up. Ok keep us posted and keep positive!
Visit my blog: http://aclrehab.blogspot.com/

Oct 11th 2010: 2nd Op to clean out staph infection
Oct 1st 2010: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Aug 26th 2010: R knee ACL rupture (soccer)















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