This past season, I decided to race after not having done so for about 20 years. It was a great and fun experience. However, back in February, on my first run of my last two for the season, I caught an edge on a heavy wet base which caused my left ski to turn to the left (binding did not release) while the rest of me was wanting to go right and as a result, my knee popped (not painful just felt weird). I was able to get back up and tried to ski down, however, my knee kept buckling. Over the next few days, after doctor’s visits, x-rays and an MRI, the result was that I completely tore my ACL and damaged both menisci. I decided to go with a cadaver ACL which was the perfect length providing bone on bone healing on both ends (in theory). I also had to have about 25% of my medial meniscus removed then subsequently reshaped and the lateral meniscus repaired.
Oddly enough, my knee did not hurt much at all up to and after surgery and I never experienced pill popping pain. I have read many blogs/forums fearing the worst, but I was lucky in that regard.
Now, a little over 3 months out of surgery, things are feeling pretty good with minor issues from time to time. Funny how the knee lets you know if you pushed it too much. In about a month, I will be fitted with a brace and at 5 months, I will start to easy my way back into sports related activities besides the normal rehab stuff. Most of all, I am looking forward to the ski season - eager to get back out there.
I currently have a 3 ski quiver comprised of Rossignol Bandit SC 86, Salomon Equipe T 2V Race, and a pair of Dynastar Max 8 for spring and early season crud. I was trying to decide, due to my ACL reconstruction and menisci repairs if I should ski more of a shaped ski this up coming season and whether I should I have the binding set differently?
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Edited by dskifanatic - 7/20/10 at 7:29am