I typically ski in Vermont. I am a level nine skier and tend to spend a good portion of my ski days in the bumps or in the woods. Obviously, with this injury I would have to cut back on the moguls and trees. I have skied with a Donjoy ACL brace on my left knee since that surgery and certainly believe that it gives me additional support. However, I am not sure about using a brace to stabilize a still unrepaired knee injury. I have not lost much leg strength and I have been able to get through my preseason weight training and conditioning regiment without any problems. I was wondering if others in the group had skied with an ACL tear. How much instability did people notice? Did the wear and tear of a ski season end up doing additional damage to meniscus cartilage or other ligaments in the knee? Were you still able to feel comfortable on bumpy or very steep terrain?
Thanks for the feedback.