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Offline rexbaumgartner

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ACL Surgery Coming Up!
« on: August 05, 2004, 08:25:31 PM »
Okay, here is the incident in a "nutshell":

I was rear-ended while on my motorcycle, at an electic signal.


Torn (completely) ACL.  Surgery is on August 9, 2004.  I have a pretty high tolorance for pain, but I am not into this type of thing happening to me during my favorite time of year!

What am I to expect the day of surgery and the days to follow.  Will I want to shoot myself?  What is the first week like?  The second week, am I walking aroung without crutches?   How long before I can ride my motorcycle again?  ;D


I don't mean to sound like a big baby, but this is truely a bummer for me this year!  
Motorcycle Accident (I was rear-ened), complete ACL tear, left knee.

Had allograft 8/9/04.
CPM machine used for 21 hours first day - 90 degrees ROM as of today!  
I'm not a big baby afterall!

Offline AndrewC

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Re: ACL Surgery Coming Up!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 11:32:41 PM »

sorry to hear about your ACL injury....but..believe me when I tell you that nearly everyone on this site finds a knee injury a bummer at this time of year (or at any time for that matter!) so you are not alone with that!!

As for the ACL info, you might want to read some posts in the "cruciate ligament" there are people at varying stages of injury and recovery there.
Also go to the general info main tab at the top of the page (I think the general one anyway!) and search for "ACL" or cruciate.....You will find a whole page dedicated to posts and info on this injury/operation etc....

All the best
Big bucket handle tear to lateral meniscus from sporting injury. Arthroscopy and meniscal repair carried out June 2004. sloooowwww recovery!!

2018 - torn medial meniscus in RH knee, partial extrusion. ongoing issues,