I "acutely ruptured" my left ACL, and slightly tore my meniscus, in early April - insurance issues delayed scheduling surgery so I haven't been able to get in until next week (May 26). I'll be having an allograph for ACL reconstruction.
I'm young (23) and in good shape (had 100+ days of skiing double blacks this season) and hardly notice it now. I've been cycling and using the eliptical and have almost full range of motion - only have a slight limp when walking down stairs...This is my first serious injury.
Is it unreasonable to think I could ski next season? I may have a position with patrol starting in early Dec.
I know everyone's different, but does anyone have a rough guess at how soon after surgery I might expect to walk without crutches?
Finally...any hope of teleing in the future? I got into it quite a bit this year and love it.
Should I consider special/new boots and/or bindings?
I have Garmont mega-star AT boots, and silvretta free-rides on Karhu bettys and marker griffons on Volkl Mantras.
I know this is a common ski injury and it's been helpful to read some of the other ACL related posts on here! Any comments/suggestions?