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ACL and meniscus repair.

 

Sometimes pre rehab is not easily possible - my (now very old) mcl, acl and pcl repair all at the same time would have been one of those (it counts as a rugby injury because it happened on rugby tour - but I fell down the steps - plakkies and water don't go together well)

 

I am curious why you think it would have helped if you didn't do it - did you have a poor result? Or do you think you would have had a better result?

In my case i knew little more than a month that i was going to do the op, in hindsight i should've rescheduled & done at least 2-3 months worth of pre-rehab. But if the Doc drops his rates from 300% of MA rate to MA Rates, you hop!

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Hi

 

I have done many things to my knee as a result of a fantastic youth wake boarding and skateboarding, so I feel your pain.

 

Maybe you could go to your physio, get on the exercise bike and let them feel around when you are in pain.

 

Marc

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Sounds like the bike took quite a knock, just check cranks and pedal axle in case either is bent, and shoe in case the cleat has moved. A friend bent his pedal axle slightly and started getting hot foot and a sore knee. Changed pedals and there was no pain anymore.

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the hardest part was the rehab the most excruciating pain ever...ever, breaking down scar tissue is not for sissys, i was in a straight knee brace for 10-12 weeks, massive atrophy like no tomorrow, nearly a year later & you can still see the massive difference in size. I think this is where pre-rehab would've been most beneficial. I used a physio for a while until i had +100 degrees range, then simultaneously started  using the the grucox rehab center at SSISA, just pedaling on those CPM bikes (continuous passive movement), once i had the range i ditched the physio & signed up with a Biokinetist, then progressed onto those Orange Grucox bikes for some serious eccentric & concentric pedaling enough to make a seasoned pro cyclist do the leopard crawl for the next week only the first time though.

My guy made me get out of bed and stand on it after about 12 hours - and started walking within 48 - but the repair used carbon/kevlar atrificial ligaments and was done under arthroscope - very bleeding edge at the time, and not done with those materials any more - they last on average 6 years I believe - mine are over 30 - got lucky.... not as stable as it once was, but good enough - although I have had 2 subsequent meniscal repairs done to it too over the years.

 

You are just going to have to do some hard yards and build the leg back to original - once you turn the corner it will come quickly.

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These are both great doctors.  Also Dr Pollak or Leith Stewart in CT.  Danie Morkel - hmmmm.....do some reference checks on him I'd suggest

 

Dr Okie Van Zyl and Dr Spike Erasmus...... Knee artists

 

 

 

 

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These are both great doctors.  Also Dr Pollak or Leith Stewart in CT.  Danie Morkel - hmmmm.....do some reference checks on him I'd suggest

If i may ask? Why the hesitance towards Dr Danie Morkel?

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Did you check if your cleat moved during the crash? Side knee pain normally comes from skew cleat.

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