I recently had an accicent [hit a dog while out for a ride] that resulted in my acl being completely torn. So I'm currently interviewing surgeons. Questions for you've guys that have gone under the knife: did you have the replacement "ligament" taken from your patellar tendon or another muscle, or did you opt for donor tissue from a cadaver? How long was your full recovery time? How "soon" after your surgery were you able to really ride hard off road? Do you guys now use a brace? Did you go into major depression for months and drive everybody crazy like I'm doing? :awww:Thanks guys, your answers are greatly appreciated.