Coming back from Surgery
Originally Posted by Bohemian
Has anyone had an ACL reconstruction surgery and gone skiing since? What's it like? Is it easy to get back into the groove? As of now, my strength is 90 percent in my injured knee, but I still feel a big difference between the two legs when I walk.
Yeah, I'm a pretty classic example. Blew out my ACL, MCL and LCL on my left knee and crushed the meniscus on my right knee. Dr. Cooley rebuilt the left and scoped the right in March of 2003, had I not broke my neck later that same year I would have been back to Master Racing, I raced NASTAR with crushed nerves in the neck for the 03/04 season, the knees were great. I did wear a DonJoy brace all that season. I had my neck fused this last April. This last season I race the full circuit and Nationals without my DonJoy brace. I suffered a level 2 tear of my left MCL in Slalom training in January. Was out 2 weeks then back on the schedule. The year I had my knee's done I was playing Golf by June.
My wife had an ACL replaced in her Right Leg this last May and raced the full Master season on it with a brace, she no longer wears the brace for Tennis, hike-run or Golf. I started her with her Golf career last July (she had the knee surgery in May). Last July was her first swings with a golf club, she is a 22 HC now and dropping quick.
There is hope!
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