Originally Posted by Beartooth
Hey, I wanted to here some thoughts from the boards. My wife tore her ACL and MCL as well as two small tears in the meniscus. I was expecting the ACL tear but hoped the MCL was just a strain. She has the MRI report but we meet with an ortho on Tuesday. I know he'll give us the advice we need but I just wondered if it is possible to rehab and ski on an injury of this nature (surgery?) etc…Any experience on this site?
Unfortunately, there are quite a few Bears with experience dealing with ACL injury. Most of the active threads are by those who did ACL reconstruction surgery. I suggest you take a look at the EpicSki article about ACL injury (click blue for link). See what you can glean from the threads below. Then come back with specific questions.
Knees are complex. Everyone's situation is different. The bottom line is that anyone who is willing to put in the work for PT and gives enough time for healing can return to skiing. As much PT as possible before surgery is very helpful.