anterior cruciate ligament of knee

After a scanner MRI, Diagnostic is there, anterior cruciate ligament of knee, broken ! :thumbsup: and i wore Asterisk....Surgery is expected, but i'm fed up to stay out for 9 coming months....

Who ride with this handicap ?

Any comments, information of real riders, pls....

After a scanner MRI, Diagnostic is there, anterior cruciate ligament of knee, broken ! :thumbsup: and i wore Asterisk....Surgery is expected, but i'm fed up to stay out for 9 coming months....

Who ride with this handicap ?

Any comments, information of real riders, pls....

I did more to my knee than you. Not only did I tear my ACL plumb into but I also tore my MCL into and my Meniscus al the way around.

Went to Dr.Mark here on TT and was back to Riding in 12 weeks and racing in 15 weeks.

However if you wont to be out for 9 months then you need to go to your local Dr's.

I did more to my knee than you. Not only did I tear my ACL plumb into but I also tore my MCL into and my Meniscus al the way around.

Went to Dr.Mark here on TT and was back to Riding in 12 weeks and racing in 15 weeks.

However if you wont to be out for 9 months then you need to go to your local Dr's.

Seems crazy !! 12 weeks and you were able to ride ? No pain due to surgery ?

Afetr surgery how long did you wait to walk ?

I went to a specialist (this DR. was in charge of Tortelli and others stars of soccer, rugby and so on...) He told me to stay out of off road for 6 month, but in my case of "old retired racer", 9 months, after surgery, even if after 3 month i can ride bicycle or swim.

Others guys, and even Dr seen at Hospital, told me to boost my leg, to be more resistant due to my issue, but i'm skeptical about consequences !!??

Seems crazy !! 12 weeks and you were able to ride ? No pain due to surgery ?

Afetr surgery how long did you wait to walk ?

I went to a specialist (this DR. was in charge of Tortelli and others stars of soccer, rugby and so on...) He told me to stay out of off road for 6 month, but in my case of "old retired racer", 9 months, after surgery, even if after 3 month i can ride bicycle or swim.

Others guys, and even Dr seen at Hospital, told me to boost my leg, to be more resistant due to my issue, but i'm skeptical about consequences !!??

As soon as I woke up in the recovery room I opened my as and see Dr.Mark standing at the end of the bed and my wife next to my bed.

Dr.Sanders told me to rais my legs in the air,and so I did. Then he told me to bend my legs at the knees til my Heels touched my buttocks. Let me tell ya! This was hard and extremely painful but I had to do it.

Then He told me to get up out of bed. I got out of the bed and stood up. He then told me to walk to the door and then down the hall to the wall and back to the room.

I was a bit skeptical about this but proceeded with it and to my amazement I actually walked really well and the whole distance with out hardly any trouble.

I went to the hotel that day and back to his office the next morning where his trainer worked with me on exercises like step ups,leg presses and gaiting

By the end of the week I went back home and kept doing the exercises like he stated and by the twelf week I was back riding. He told me if I worked at it hard and done what I was suppose to I would be riding in 12 weeks. I done what they said and it paid off.

Yes it was painful at times but you just had to push yorself through it and get it done. The bicycle was the most boring,had to ride it for an hour every day for 12 weeks (stationary bike)

back when i tore my knee up, i was off the bike about 5 months, acl, mcl, meniscus, etc..mine never healed good, probably because i went back to work in 1 week, and didnt do my rehab like i should have. I should have spent alot more time on a stationary bike instead of the couch:bonk:

back when i tore my knee up, i was off the bike about 5 months, acl, mcl, meniscus, etc..mine never healed good, probably because i went back to work in 1 week, and didnt do my rehab like i should have. I should have spent alot more time on a stationary bike instead of the couch:bonk:

You are correct!! You cant give that knee time to rest. You got ta bend it as soon as surgery is over with and not let up. I have complete range of motion with mine.

I know I couldnt leave the hospital til I could bend my legs and touch my heels to my butt and walk 50 yards. After I could do that he let me go and he was going to make sure I done it with in 15 minutes.

Most doctors put you in a brace and tell ya to stay off it while it heals. Not Dr.Mark .....He says you got to walk out the Hospital and you start the exercises right out of recovery.

Thats what it takes to get back in 12 weeks. Some that have went to him went back to riding in 8 weeks but I waited til 12 like he said. I felt that I probably could have in 8 weeks but didnt wont to push it.

18 years ago got a bad bones broken knee, metal parts and screws (hard to translate...tibial plateau ?) Forbidden to touch the ground for 6 months, but in pool.

So, i've well understood how important (and boring) was rehab...

18 years ago got a bad bones broken knee, metal parts and screws (hard to translate...tibial plateau ?) Forbidden to touch the ground for 6 months, but in pool.

So, i've well understood how important (and boring) was rehab...

Yeah I hear ya..... I didnt do as much rehab on my wrist as I did on my knee and my wrist is still stiff to this day and only have about 60% backwards motion in it. If I stretch it real good for about 15 minutes and do some stretching exercises with it I can get it pretty loosened up for awhile but then it will stiffen back up by the end of the day.

Dislocated the perilunate bone and tore the ligiments in my right wrist. I would have been better off to have broken it according to the Dr.

i talked to Dr mark several times via pm,s after i had surgery..and if i ever have to have another knee surgery, he will definately be the man i go to. The Dr i used just didnt give me good vibes..but i still think most of my problems are my own fault. I had severe pain after surgery..im talkin bad bad pain...dont know if its because my knee was in such a mess or what. kept having swelling problems(still do 6 yrs later) My Dr kept thinking it would go away and be ok. I was supposed to take off work, but couldnt afford to..thats when my dr acted like he was through with me, lol.....Dr Mark is the one who told me to ride a stationary bike..but that was 2 months after surgery:bonk:. needless to say..my knee surgery didnt go to good.

Edited by txthumper

Had my acl op 2 weeks ago and have to wear my brace for 6 weeks and can only get back on the bike after 8 months according to my specialist. Cant imagine bending my knee. If i take my brace off my world goes wobbly. I can barely walk 10 meters without my crutches, wont even try it without my brace. BUT... I hear dr Mark is the way to go if you want to get back on your bike asap

I popped my knee in 1985 and went to my Columbia Medical Plan HOA sports center. They orthoed it out and put me threw 6 weeks of therapy. 1st time I rode I popped it again......went threw the same treatment. .....next time I rode....popped it again. Went threw this 5 times even after they got me a POS Donjoy knee brace.

Years later after dropping the Columbia medical plan/insurance I needed my medical records for a work hand injury and picked up my medical records to give the new DR. That night I was looking threw the records and there it was.... I had torn the ICL in half........and they never told me about it! They just wanted to orto it out (bandade on real problem)

When I mentioned this to the DR I was seeing for my hand he X-rayed both knees to compare them. He informed me that I now had degenerative joint disease and that I would need a new knee but....... he told me to wait as long as I could as the replacement knee parts were getting better every year. He also said that the insurance CO's would not let me have this done till I was 50 as they do not want to pay for more than 1 other replacement when it wears out. Well that was 20 years ago and I just turned 50.......and I am trying for Lorettas in the 50+ class so I dont want it done yet.

I have been taking 2 Aleve & 2 Advil daily for 15 years to keep the pain down at night so I can sleep. I have been using EVS braces on both legs since 2001 so I could ride.

A few years ago my old girlfriends son had knee surgery and when he woke up he was in a device that kept his knee moving and he had to be in this thing for several days......his DR was Travis Pastranas DR too.

Different strokes for different folks hey? The pain lasted for about 3 days. Tomorow wil be 3 weeks post op and feeling good. Can walk withou the crutches but with brace on. I recon dr Marks patients rehab is much more intense than my hence the fast recovery and the fact that he is an expert in his department where my doc does knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows ect. And as dr Mark said he does 100 a year and our drs does 10

I had full ACL reconstruction in my right knee 14 years ago. The key is rehab. Rehab it correctly and you'll be fine. I actually have more confidence in my reconstructed knee than my other OEM knee.:confused: Any pain I get in that reconstructed knee from riding is from the damage I did to the cartilage prior to getting it fixed. After I initially tore my ACL I went for about a year w/o surgery and proceeded to knock it in/out of socket about 4 times. That really jacked it up. :thumbsup:

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