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Offline canadatopescorts

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need help with diagnostic...! feel really down!
« on: May 01, 2021, 06:44:06 AM »
Hello all....

Well, I had my appointment with my consultant today and have good news and bad news......

Good news is He has put me though for a MRI scan, and the waiting list is not too bad....

Bad news is, he thinks i have ruputured my cruciate ligament......what a shock that was to me!!!

he said there is something defenatly wrong because of the swelling, and he done a few tests where he sat on my foot and started pulling my knee around, and said there was def some giving there which is not good, and a sign of cruciate damage.....

Am really shocked and a bit gutted becuase of football etc, but am sort of glad i know what the problem is.....just vbring on the scan!!!

Just a few questions though, how long does it take to recover from cruciate surgery??? does any one in england know how long I should expect to wait for an op??

looks like no physical activie for a long while now!!!

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Re: need help with diagnostic...! feel really down!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 09:34:32 AM »
Only the surgeon can give an indication of the waiting list but it could be a while due to Covid backlogs, itís seen as urgent. Could be 6 months or longer, depending also on whereabouts you are.
Or you could go private (if insured through work say, or pay yourself)

In terms of recovery, 6-12 months, probably more like 12 to get back to impact sport. Youíll need to be very careful to look after the graft esp. for the first 3 months post op and very diligent with physio.


You can still be active with a torn ACL, perhaps get a brace if itís unstable. No football maybe but cycling, swimming, rowing in gym, upper body weights etc

Thereís very good info in the learning portfolio such as the cruciate primer

https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/cruciate-ligaments

Good luck
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 09:37:18 AM by vickster »
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