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Snapped ACL, Broken Ski streak

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Three weeks ago yesterday I broke my ACL. 
I broke it in the most mundane of ways, stepping off my bike to avoid 3 dumb tourists riding 3 abreast, stepped on a pebble and rolled my knee.
Today was first proper Physio visit after a round of  Docs, Xrays and MRI.
I had skied every month since November 05, this September will be the first month I've not skied :(
I should be back on the planks in January according to the Physio, but I'm aiming for season opener..  

post #2 of 11

That's a bummer. Hope you recover ASAP.

 

Is it a partial tear or a complete one? If complete, and surgery is in the picture,  that seems a pretty aggressive schedule....

post #3 of 11

best of luck and very sorry.  Is it a full detachment or partial? (its a tear BTW, you can't really break it) You are going to have to wait and see how that sets up; obviously, you have decided against surgery so hopefully it stabilizes for you.  Get a proper brace. its going to be very important.  more and more studies are showing that if the knee can be stabilized surgery is not always necessary but.....

 

Season opener? umm, I would wait to see what the doc says but you may want to stock up on some ski porn....  rushing this without proper healing and rehab is a recipe for more injuries. We know what kind of terrain you ski.  We're pulling for ya'  Thumbs Up 

post #4 of 11

Tourons.  Guess they must be as abundant in Cham as they are in Yellowstone.  

 

Best of luck, and heal quickly -- I don't want to contemplate the TR section of the website without your amazing videos.

 

Mike

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

It's a detachment, happened sideways,like a us football injury, as well as the ACL I have Tiba plateau Odema, Femeral plateau Odema and a hairline fracture of the plateau tibial - in other words the inside of my knee is still swollen enough that I can't straighten my leg yet.

Physio has me using cold compression to bring down the internal swelling.

Probably going to see a surgeon next month and maybe operated on end of ski season.

Very luckily I took out my first ever Mutual (French top up medical insurance) less than a month before this happened so all the stuff not covered by the french health system (20-30% of costs + extra physio, braces, hospital stay etc) gets taken care of.

 

Don't worry Mike, If my skiing is dull but there is exiting stuff happening in the valley I'll post it up on epic , oh we get a lot more tourons than Yellowstone, and a lot less space to put them in....at least hardly any giant RV's

post #6 of 11

Best of luck and a good recovery to you! 

 

the tibial bruising and such happens often as does meniscus tears that may show up on an MRI. Its kind of like a package deal in a bad way. ;)

post #7 of 11

Sorry to hear about your injury. Good luck with your recovery.

post #8 of 11

Tom:

 

Sorry to hear that.  Don't push to get back too soon.  I had total hip replacement in February.  I was back water skiing in May and pushed too hard.  Pulled my hamstring, which was weakend from the surgery and have been recovering ever since.  It's really easy to reinjure yourself.

 

 

 

Hopefully we get to ski together again soon!

 

Good Luck

post #9 of 11

Bummer...Be aware, that sometimes the swelling can provide a sense of stability in the knee that might go away when the swelling goes down.  Of course, having good stabilizing muscles can help.  These factors may influence when/if to have surgery or not.  Good luck with it!

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 in other words the inside of my knee is still swollen enough that I can't straighten my leg yet.

Physio has me using cold compression to bring down the internal swelling.

Probably going to see a surgeon next month and maybe operated on end of ski season.
 

post #10 of 11

Heal up quickly and completely. 

post #11 of 11

Too bad, hope rehab goes well, we will miss your Chaminix Stoke!

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