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Offline JoshYelland4

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Skiing on the medial meniscus
« on: January 07, 2016, 08:35:54 PM »
Hi all, hope you can help!

4 months ago, I had an MRI scan which revealed a un displaced tear in my posterior horn of my medial meniscus which originally the surgeon wanted to repair.

I'm 18 years old and have kept my quads and glutes strong, and since the scan I haven't felt any major symptoms to warrant the surgery so I have been advised to postpone / cancel the surgery on my knee. Apparently I have been told that the tear may have healed due to being un displaced and and the fact I'm so young.

I am due to be going skiing on the 27th February for a week, and I was just wondering if its possible to ski on such a symptom free knee (potentially healed) / un displaced tear?

Hope you can help.
Josh
« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 08:38:50 PM by JoshYelland4 »

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Re: Skiing on the medial meniscus
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 08:42:01 PM »

Should be possible.  In the past, I have skiied green and blue trails with medial meniscus tears in both knees.   No problems.
2007 - partial medial meniscectomy
2010 - full thickness chondral defect & adjacent subchondral edema MFC.   Direct result of stupid partial mensicectomy from 2007.
2014 - Subchondroplasty, chondroplasty, unauthorized 2nd partial medial meniscectomy.
2015 - partial failure of subchondroplasty.

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Re: Skiing on the medial meniscus
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 08:49:57 PM »
Ideal, considering I'm symptom free, I should be fine then!

I would want to be skiing reds also.

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Re: Skiing on the medial meniscus
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 08:50:28 PM »
Just worried the knee may lock. But I suppose I should be fine

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Re: Skiing on the medial meniscus
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 09:56:37 PM »
Are you in the UK? If so, you would be advised to pay to see a good sports physio with knowledge around skiing with knee injuries. Perhaps there is a brace or support to protect the knee. Also ask the physio about the risk of further damage if you twist the knee etc
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