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Offline LateralMeniscusIssuesGuy

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Re: I took the plunge, Lateral Meniscus Transplant + OATs
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2022, 01:17:15 PM »

You have a great way with describing your life, really engaging, thank you for taking the time to share.

I caveat that my 'heavy' squats are miniscule compared to almost everyone in the gym, I attempted 10 reps at probably a 14 rep max weight and didn't feel great after, so keep my reps and loads to usually 20-30 rep sets at a 60rep max load (the DNA Fit test I took confirmed I have no power genes so no need to attempt low rep work I deduced).  Dead lifts feel totally fine and I stick to the incline leg press, I enjoy getting to focus more on the quality of the movement rather than just getting through it, again a notch for lower weight.  I self assess that my hip and knee flexibility is good but do recall that the meniscus is more at risk as the knee bends more, and my sport would rarely mean I have to generate power in the range of motion more acute than 90deg knee bend, so I don't venture there with weight too often.

I have done a lot of turbo trainer work, was on it for about 45 mins a night for around a year at one point.  Very rare small swelling from it, think again they have all been osteo solved, I really need to get onto it in the evening to shift some weight and up my heart rate, as planning to play in the veterans world cup for GB in a couple of months for my sport, and about 6kg than I have any excuse to be.  In summary cycling seems to be good, but I cycle very amateur distance / watts / time on bike.

I cross my fingers that the PKR / TKR will be getting better all the time.  I would make Tim Spalding my next step whatever happens. Super happy for you and getting to enjoy your passion.
Partial Lateral Meniscectomy (2/3 removed), pristine articular cartilage...2013
Return to impact sport, continual responsive swelling ever since
Mild pain onset..2016
Arthroscopy reveals grade 2/3 articular cartilage damage lateral compartment behind kneecap
What now? Allograft / brace / nothing?