|Originally posted by JaneB:
How long was your rehab for the repair?
To tell you the truth I really did the bare minimum and paid for it by blowing it out last year. I don't know that for sure but I think it atributed to it. I'll never know.
My avulsion was so rare that there were 5 doctors in the OR when they did mine because I guess a tibial avulsion is even rarer then a femur one.
When people tell you that knee surgery isn't that bad just explain the injury and surgery. The trauma is way worse in the injury, surgey, and recovery.
When I had the avulsion I sat out the rest of the football game and went back to my fraternity house on the third floor on top of a hill. I then went to my girlfriend's place at the bottom of the hill and she lived on the third floor and showered. Then we went home for Sunday dinner (I'm a tad bit Italian).
By the time I got to Mass General I could barely put weight on my knee and it was swollen and purple.
After my last ACL blowout skiing I could walk right away with very little swelling or pain.
There is a major difference in the injuries.
Look on the bright side, your ligaments are stronger then your bones. [img]smile.gif[/img]