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3 ACL ruptures, Should I have my third reconstruction to ski?

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Hi Guys,

 

I am 21 and extremely active. I have unfortunately ruptured my ACL for the third time at 21 playing rugby. While I know I am having to give up on sports like rugby and football, I want to do everything I can to be able to ski again. 

 

I have been told by my doctor that I need to chose between leaving the ACL and living without it, or getting a knee ACL donor. Essentially my aim is to be able to live normally and ski a few times a year.

 

Any advice would be great!

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Hi Guys,

 

I am 21 and extremely active. I have unfortunately ruptured my ACL for the third time at 21 playing rugby. While I know I am having to give up on sports like rugby and football, I want to do everything I can to be able to ski again. 

 

I have been told by my doctor that I need to chose between leaving the ACL and living without it, or getting a knee ACL donor. Essentially my aim is to be able to live normally and ski a few times a year.

 

Any advice would be great!


How did the rehab go after the first ACL reconstruction surgeries?

 

It's fair to say that there are plenty of people who ski after fixing an ACL as well as others who are skiing without one.  And I'm not talking about skiing groomers only.  Whether or not to have surgery may be more able how stable your knee is in general and what collateral damage there was besides the ACL.

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