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  1. Thread: New ACL

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    Yes. I did mine under 10 mph. Ski dove in soft...

    Yes. I did mine under 10 mph. Ski dove in soft snow past boot top. Sudden stop almost went over the handlebars, 2 pops. 5 minutes of cussing putting ice on knee, no pain. Tried to pull ski out of...
  2. Thread: New ACL

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    My surgeon, a skier with kids who race, doesn't...

    My surgeon, a skier with kids who race, doesn't recommend knee braces much anymore. Luckily I didn't have any meniscus damage and stayed strong thru rehab. Skied 5 times so far, no pain, no brace...
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    I waited until Thursday the 9th to break in my...

    I waited until Thursday the 9th to break in my knee, wanted easy conditions. Ortho said my knee felt strong enuf for no brace, he wasn't suggesting braces as much anymore, depending on the patient of...
  4. Thread: New ACL

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    8 month check up was good. Gonna hit the mountain...

    8 month check up was good. Gonna hit the mountain Sunday, most likely Monday for the first time since Feb 13 2019.

    Feeling strong and ready, about 80% of new.
  5. Thread: New ACL

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    4 month check up was good. Full extension, and...

    4 month check up was good. Full extension, and 140* flexation. No pain, been golfing for 7 weeks now. PT was pushing me hard, getting stronger feels good. I'm going on my own at a gym for a few weeks...
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    At 5 weeks that's about what I'm felling more of,...

    At 5 weeks that's about what I'm felling more of, tightness and puffiness, especially in the morning. Ice, elevate then stretching PT seems to help, plus not standing for more than 2*2.5 hours at a...
  7. Thread: New ACL

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    1st PT visit, 4 weeks post op. Still -5*...

    1st PT visit, 4 weeks post op. Still -5* extension. 120* self flexation, 125* with manual help. Repaired knee is still 2 cm larger than good knee, about normal swelling he said. Getting around ok...
  8. Thread: New ACL

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    Thanks for the replies. My home PT is pretty...

    Thanks for the replies.
    My home PT is pretty much the same thing. Easy moving, stretching and mild strengthening.
    I was walking without my brace about 9 days after, easily (ish) walking without...
  9. Thread: New ACL

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    My doc has me doing home/self PT for the first...

    My doc has me doing home/self PT for the first month then sending me to an actual Physical Therapist, 4 weeks post op.

    My Ortho guy works at the Meadows clinic, and specializes in sports, and had...
  10. Thread: New ACL

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    17 days after surgery, my first post-op. -5* full...

    17 days after surgery, my first post-op. -5* full extension, but 100% extension achieved with supporting heel and quad flex. Flexation at 110* without straining.
    Doc said for a 57 yo fucker I had...
  11. Thread: New ACL

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    2 weeks yesterday. I did too much the first week,...

    2 weeks yesterday. I did too much the first week, now I think I may have dialed it back too much

    Monday I get to find out what the doc says.

    Still quite a bit swollen. Started walking without...
  12. Thread: New ACL

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    Just got about 2 weeks of golf in shorts before...

    Just got about 2 weeks of golf in shorts before surgery. I gots the best golfer/farmer tan mid summer
  13. Thread: New ACL

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    4 days after, looking good! 281793

    4 days after, looking good!
    281793
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    I had 10 weeks to heal up and strengthen from...

    I had 10 weeks to heal up and strengthen from injury to surgery. I averaged 4, nine hole rounds of golf a week to strength up the knee and leg before surgery.
    My first post-op is in 2 weeks
    Sounds...
  15. Thread: New ACL

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    What kind of rehab are you dong at 4 days? My...

    What kind of rehab are you dong at 4 days? My recommendation was flexing knee and ankle with some leg raises
  16. Thread: New ACL

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    Gold passes all gone Day 2 was some of the worst...

    Gold passes all gone
    Day 2 was some of the worst pain I've ever had. Day 3 is practically nothing
  17. Thread: New ACL

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    I skied BBI19 with 1 ACL. Thankfully the Volkls...

    I skied BBI19 with 1 ACL. Thankfully the Volkls bindings didn't work or I prolly woulda tried to ski them...yes I'm that dumb.

    I may pull the trigger on the Meadows Gold pass if there's any left,...
  18. Thread: New ACL

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    Thanks! will do

    Thanks! will do
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    My Dr used hamstring. Yes the hammy is killing me...

    My Dr used hamstring. Yes the hammy is killing me today. I may have moved it a little too much on the first day, but I was told to walk with crutches and start bending it right away. I think the nerv...
  20. Thread: New ACL

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    New ACL

    I shredded my ACL at Meadows on 2-13. Just had surgery today. Dr got a nice 7.5mm hamstring tendon to replace it. There was an odd looking area in my meniscus in the MRI, it was fine no work on the...
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