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Anyone Charging Hard again after OATS Surgery?

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It's been 13 months since this surgery. 

 

Femoral  Osteoectomy

OATS

ACL Replacement

Tibial Plateau Micro-fracture

 

All in one sitting.  Told the doc to just go for it so I could ski again

 

No need to explain how I got here. Let's just say a lot of days on the snow

 

Doc says I can ski this year.  Been off 2 years. The prior year was spent trying alternitive medicine.

 

Quad is still not completely back but good.

 

 

I have nightmares about the first day on snow.  I didn't anticipate a psychological road block but I'm totally freaked even with Doc's good graces. The one thing that freaks ne out besides charging hard again is that after the surgery my leg is straight and aligned compared to my good leg. I am a bit knock kneed in just the good leg now.  Keep thinking that one leg will be angled  more than the other etc. 

 

I will say after reading through the Balance thread that a lot of my rehab has been slack line and bozo ball stuff.   really feel it helps core and the muscle contraction around the joint is good benefit.   Joints feel real stable even on the good leg.  Its been a good piece to all the work

 

Any brothers and sisters gone through this?

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Yep...'06.   Spent a lot of time on my bike, swimming and eventually running as rehab.

 

Got carried away climbing on the bike and with weights in the gym as rehab.  Bad move. Made my knee unhappy.   Learned that slowly.  And likely put me back at least a year if not more from full recovery.

 

Going at it hard now.   My knee now isn't bothered hammering full blast down hill on pavement...for the most part.   Hard icy day on the hill and fat skis not so much.  But the OATs knee is really any more worse for the wear than the other one.  Really hard conditons bothers both of them :)

 

By comparison running was a bitch until fairly recently...skiing has been easy.

 

More to that?  I pro patrolled and guided decades ago.  And thought I could ski.  Skiing better now after a  full decade off than ever before.  And on more difficult lines, snow and conditions.  My OATs was base of the femur about the size of a dime.  No other injury or damge, thank goodness.

 

If you are slack lining..you're good to go is my thought.  Might take some getting use to the pounding if you aren't running yet.  But easy enough to ease into skiing soft snow. 

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