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post #421 of 441

Wow...............a new ACL channel.  I threw it on an inverted aerial in 75 an NO ONE fixed anything then.  So as Bon Jovi says:

 

 

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=have+a+nice+day+songs+bon+jovi&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

 

And also:

 

A Long Lost Art.   (youtube)

post #422 of 441

I guess I'm too darned old for it........................

post #423 of 441
Thanks for your considered response, Green. Your cautions are exactly my concerns. If I'm strong all around the new part, it's entirely possible for the strong bits to not be ready for a sudden jolt and the new part fails. Game over. I do think my patella graft was a good move, as it took bone on each end that was screwed down. Patella empirically seems to fail less on average. I'll find out what my surgeon says in a week when I have my one month visit. I'm sure he'll be aghast that I'm not outsourcing my PT. I hope he works with me on that. I just hate hiring anyone to do something for me that I can perfectly well figure out and do for myself.
post #424 of 441
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Originally Posted by spudly View Post

Thanks for your considered response, Green. Your cautions are exactly my concerns. If I'm strong all around the new part, it's entirely possible for the strong bits to not be ready for a sudden jolt and the new part fails. Game over. I do think my patella graft was a good move, as it took bone on each end that was screwed down. Patella empirically seems to fail less on average. I'll find out what my surgeon says in a week when I have my one month visit. I'm sure he'll be aghast that I'm not outsourcing my PT. I hope he works with me on that. I just hate hiring anyone to do something for me that I can perfectly well figure out and do for myself.

My surgeon told me the most common reason grafts fail is people do too much too soon. There is a timeline that shows patella tendon graft healing.

I suggest caution. Good to hear you are feeling great but your program appears a bit aggressive.

Some literature articles indicate the graft is weakest at weeks 8-10. After that revascularization occurs and it begins to get stronger.
Edited by skier31 - 12/1/15 at 6:58pm
post #425 of 441

Pal....................just get over it and move on.  You can't do freestyle forever.  Even I can't.  But I shirley try! (I bet the joke is lost)......

 

A Long Lost Art.

 

Google it.  I can out ballet anyone.  Call me out!

post #426 of 441

This basic, pedestrian ballet.    Nithing stunning, but run of the mill for the loal ski area.  I left out the tip rolls, pole flips and other thing because it was shot by q local with  a hand held camera.  Bu later I demonstrated my entire repetoir of tricks like illusions, on the ground helicopters and other usual ballet tricks..  As always, the crowds were speechless because thiis stuff doesn't happen anymore in real life!

 

https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=A+Long+Lost+Art.&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

 

I tired to keep it calm and normal and my pole flips and other stuff is old.  The coolest thing was a 12 year old kid giving me a high five by walking up to me and saying " give me 5 ballet man".  Meant more than everything to me from that kid,  Brought tears to my eyes!

post #427 of 441

here is one of my favorite ballet videos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYMbvA7esIU

 

Typical 70s

post #428 of 441
Thread Starter 

Finally made some turns this season! Well, with this season's first day I am up to having skied 437 ski days on my ACL Graft, and 423 ski days on KneeBindings. There is little time to worry about life after an ACL Reconstruction, when you just keep skiing and living...

post #429 of 441
Saw my surgeon for one month check out last week. He told me to keep doing what I'm doing, but don't overdo it. Just over five weeks today and I did some moderate Mt biking. Felt great. Still feels a little weird going upstairs after I wake up, but barely notice it otherwise. The more I work it, the better it feels. Vowing to stay off skis until six months. That will be very, very hard.
post #430 of 441
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Originally Posted by spudly View Post

Saw my surgeon for one month check out last week. He told me to keep doing what I'm doing, but don't overdo it. Just over five weeks today and I did some moderate Mt biking. Felt great. Still feels a little weird going upstairs after I wake up, but barely notice it otherwise. The more I work it, the better it feels. Vowing to stay off skis until six months. That will be very, very hard.


Wow - that's a lot faster than my surgeon let me get active again, but your surgeon's approach is working well for you!

 

I was skiing 8 months after, but I can tell you that stairs were weird for well over a year - though it was going downstairs that was weird for me not going up. 

post #431 of 441
Thread Starter 

This season's not over yet!

 

I am at this point of the season up to having skied 486 ski days on my ACL Graft. I was hoping to hit 500 this season, but with all of the weather challenges we had this season I think I'll be reaching that milestone next season. My goal is to just keep on skiing and living, and try to put that whole ACL Recon thing further back in my mind...

post #432 of 441
Has anyone had post reconstruction surgery to clean up scar tissue? My knee clicks and cracks from 90 degrees to full extension and have considered doing this to clean up the scar tissue
post #433 of 441

Yes!  I had a major surgery; extensive lysis of adhesions.  But I had very limited range of  motion.  Do you have normal range of motion?

post #434 of 441

Just 423?  Man, you really need to ski more;)

post #435 of 441

After beginning my freestyle career in 1975, I was lucky enough after ballet, moguls and aerials not to have a single injury.  Then i took up cycling and got hit by a darned truck.  Go figure.  I just got a new Trek Domane 6.2.  Stay tuned!

post #436 of 441
Hi, I have a question re: your allograft. How long did you wait to weight-bear? I just had surgery 9 days ago w/ an ACL allograft and feel great. Doc says 25% weight-bear and my PT says to full weight-bear IF you feel comfortable, which I do. I'm only walking in the house....very short distances, am elevating my leg A LOT and doing my PT...riding the bike and doing other exercises. My gait is almost normal and I have 120 ROM. I know I need to protect my graft for the next 6 mos.
Does this sound like I'm doing the right thing? Thanks for any insight!
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post #437 of 441
Thread Starter 

Congrats on your progress so far, as it sounds like you're progressing really well! My surgeon was extremely conservative so I wasn't weight bearing for a couple of months (outside of PT), and was on crutches and a locked brace for what seemed like forever. It made for particularly unpleasant business travel. I felt like I was being held back but knowing that my surgeon was the absolute best ACL surgeon in Boston, and the fact that he made me promise to be patient, I followed his instructions. I accepted that he was conservative and making me go slower than I wanted, but now that I'm up to 492 ski days post surgery I'm glad I just did as instructed. Every surgeon is different though, and I would just do what yours says!

post #438 of 441
Thank you for your help.
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post #440 of 441

Had my ACL reconstruction Dec. 2010, hamstring.  Back on the hill Thanksgiving 2011.   Rehabed hard, lots of bike miles..  My surgeon was also a skier.  I average about 25 days a year and don't wear a brace.  I avoid deep powder and big bumps.  I was 60 at time of injury and will be 67 this season.  Go for what you want to do as long as you are serious about rehab

post #441 of 441

spudly - Just remember one of my Michigan alumini brothers had ACL surgery too.  Just look at how well Tom Brady is playing now!

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