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post #31 of 50
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The x-ray tells very little in this and makes me wonder why they are almost automatic. A quick $100 (min) per pop? Since I can't upload video or embed any other video source, I uploaded one to FB you could see. I'm still trying to figure out image conversion issues for higher quality and lots of files I received, but the imagery is interesting.....as was the process.

post #32 of 50

Damn, Terry! Heal well and heal quickly!!!!

post #33 of 50

Terry, I bet if you check out your website, you'll find some nifty tool and perhaps some amazing goop to fix your knee.  You seem to have everything!!

 

Heal well.

post #34 of 50
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Ya know........maybe I can rig a Voile strap over the knee cap, secured with ski straps, instead of ACL surgery. rolleyes.gif Hmmm....it just might work.

 


Edited by Alpinord - 9/22/11 at 5:01pm
post #35 of 50

Sorry to hear about this Terry. Years ago I did my left acl when my ski tip fell in a hole, shot to the right, and launched me straight down the trail parallel to the trees. I knew right away the knee was shot. I doubt anything could have been done by any binding now out, including the you know what one.

 

I would recommend you remove "annual" from the sale, even though it says "only".

Just sayin'...

Get well soon!

post #36 of 50
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Thanks Tog. Heh, heh....the 'Annual' was in reference to the previous, recent Annual sale......I probably should remove it, none the less.

 

Finally saw the surgeon today. The good news is that the meniscus is not damaged as I thought I previously understood and may require some minor 'trimming' only. I'm leaning for the hamstring graft versus the patellar at the moment. He was saying I ought to be able to spin within a week or so after the operation. beercheer.gif

post #37 of 50

Wow, sorry to hear about your knee and wish you the best in a quick recovery.  FYI that may help:  a friend tore his ACL last year and this year skied on the Knee binding.  I switched as well (out of fear?).  Anyway, I have 28 days in ice/crud/powder/bumps/groomers and the bindings seem to be working great, he has 10 days and also good results.  it helped him a lot with confidence as he started skiing again.   Anyway, hope this information helps as you plan to get back on your skis. Best of luck... 

post #38 of 50

Hope surgery and rehab go well for you, and you are back better than ever!

 

After my ACL recon surgery I eventually went with Kneebindings also, and have over the past three seasons put 149 ski days on my Kneebindings (163 total ski days on my ACL recon). They have worked fine for me with no pre-releases, yet they have always released properly in falls. They deliver a good ski feel as well.

 

Placed an order last night for a few of your supplies...

post #39 of 50

Terry,

Received your shipment - thanks so much for promptly getting it to me and for the high quality of the items! Chris

post #40 of 50

New recommendation:

This thread title:

(Hopefully) SlideWright's Only Annual Blown ACL March Madness Sale

Should read,

SlideWright's Only Blown ACL March Madness Sale

Now there's no hope involved!

(You definitely don't want your surgeon to have hope. Want him to be sure.)

post #41 of 50
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Tog, with the glass half full approach the title is changed and the sale extended 2 more weeks.

 

T-minus one week for the rebuild.

 

Got on the bike for a short ride which made the dog ecstatic! It was sure nice moving faster than the speed of a walk or stationary for a change. icon14.gif

 

I'm just back from dinner with Snowfan who's floating through town after Telluride. His description of his ACL reconstruction and positive result was very encouraging. Thanks Eric and great seein' ya! You, from a year ago in the T-ride trees:

 

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Edited by Alpinord - 3/24/11 at 7:48pm
post #42 of 50

Great title.

Already progress on the acl!

Possibly a note with the sharpie on the correct knee to work on for the surgeon?

I know someone who did that when he had heart surgery. Left a written note pinned to his chest before going under. Part of it said, "You know I do have more at stake here than you..."

Surgeon thought it was quite funny, no one had ever done it before.

best wishes on the new knee!

post #43 of 50
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Possibly a note with the sharpie on the correct knee to work on for the surgeon?


 

Haah - In pre-op we took a Sharpie and wrote "YES" just above my knee with the ruptured ACL which was about to be Reconstructed, and "NO" on my good knee. It's very rare that they make mistakes, but this was suggested to me by a relative "in the business" just to be absolutely sure.

 

A rehab note that I'll share FWIW, is that for the 14 ski days I used much softer "rehab" boots than I was accustomed to (Lange 80). I did this to attempt to minimize stress on my new ACL graft, knowing that I was wearing stiff boots (Lange 130) when my ACL had ruptured. The soft boots worked fine for the easy skiing I started in with, though I recall having to move fore-aft a lot more than normal. The worst part was really in my head as the first day was snowing hard with poor visibility, but the next day was clear and being able to see the surface in front of me and where I was going to turn next was a HUGE improvement.
 

 

post #44 of 50
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Modern medicine is awesome! Surgery yesterday, skiing today!!

post #45 of 50

Nice link, T. I posted a prank pulled two years ago on me in the Timberline thread. Anyone who hasn't read the Sidd Finch SI article should go read it. I can still remember when it came out, what it felt like to read it and discuss it with my friends, and then to find out what it really was. Great, great stuff...

post #46 of 50

How ya feelin' Terry?


 

post #47 of 50
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How ya feelin' Terry?
 

 

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Great! I think it's save to say that: "It's rebuilt and mostly rehabbed!"

 

Last Saturday at Wolf Creek, it worked very satisfactorily. Except I couldn't keep up with you know who:

 

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As a result, it's time for another sale!

 

Through the month of November:

Free your Structure, Free your Glide Sale

(and your mind)

 

Edit:

20% off on selected items, add to and/or redeem Loyalty Points (5%), plus it compounds with either your EpicSki discounts...potentially 25% savings.

 

 

 


Edited by Alpinord - 11/25/11 at 9:16am
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

 

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Great! I think it's save to say that: "It's rebuilt and mostly rehabbed!"

 

Last Saturday at Wolf Creek, it worked very satisfactorily. Except I couldn't keep up with you know who:

 

tsunami.jpg

 

As a result, it's time for another sale!

 

Through the month of November:

Free your Structure, Free your Glide Sale

(and your mind)

 

10% off on selected items, add to and/or redeem Loyalty Points (5%), plus it compounds with either your EpicSki discounts...potentially 25% savings.

 

 

 



Excellent!

 

Keeping up with the Ripper may be a thing of the past.  Its good to hear the knee is working well. Mine is doing fine also, no problems.

 

I am skiing in Summit Co this season and do not have the free days at DMR or Telluride.  Will you be going up there? 

 

GREAT SALE...much appreciated.

 

 

post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 

Did  you move Snowfan?

 

If we don't get the snow again, I may take the kid up north. He brings up the Kachina climb and T-ride missions with you every once in a while.

post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

Did  you move Snowfan?

 

If we don't get the snow again, I may take the kid up north. He brings up the Kachina climb and T-ride missions with you every once in a while.



We have not moved yet but still plan to.  I'll be racing/skiing in Summit Co so I picked up an Epic pass.  That sure was alot of fun hiking and skiing Taos.

 

 

 

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