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  1. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Torn ACL and meniscus. AGAIN.

    YAY ME.
     

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    at least you aren't coached by mike shanahan...
     
  3. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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  4. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Major suckage
     
  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Sorry to hear it. They are doing good things with knees these days so at least you can look forward to getting back to normal at some point. However if you are serious about it there are faster ways to get back on the slopes.

     
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    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    He should rest both knees and go with this...

     
  7. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    DUDE! WTF?? That sucks. How bad is the ACL tear?

    Sorry mang. :( Heal up. You'll be dancing before Spring.
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Oh, wait...
     
  9. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Double crap. How long does it take to have something like that heal up?
     
  10. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    If its non-surgical, 4-8 weeks.
     
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  11. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Sorry to hear that. Wifey went through a double surgery of torn ACL, torn meniscus and damaged patella in the past couple of years and unfortunately, she has become too mental about it. Stay positive and you will heal up soon!
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Doc says most likely a full tear but an MRI will show how much damage. I had the MRI this morning.

    Two major knee surgeries and I'm only 40. Not real happy about that.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    I am sure it will give some sort of joy later in life. I have an old injury that is letting itself know once in a while.
     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I am already looking forward to knee replacement after retirement if not sooner.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    What is the typical effective life span of a knee replacement?
     
  16. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Pretty sure a knee replacement is permanent. I'm only kidding (ok, half kidding) about needing knee replacement. From what I've read, I have a greater chance of needing a new knee later in life if I do not get the ACL repaired now.

    I guess this means a lot more biking and a lot less running for me this year, which I know will make the monkeys happy. :D And certainly not another marathon until at least 2014.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Well plenty of sweet trail and xc bikes to keep you happy.
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Sorry to hear about your knee.

    Do you still own a mountain bike? :think:
     
  20. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Flipping through the channels one day I came across a video of a knee replacement surgury. I have a pretty strong stomach but JHFC that was terrible, surgeon was more of a carpenter: saws, hammers, chisels, etc. I am sure there are youtube vids available today if anyone needs to cut down on their appetite.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    This.

    A friend of the family is an orthopedic surgeon. He showed me a video of himself doing a knee replacement. Yeah....they are not gentle. a lot more hammering than you'd expect.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Not to mention that to get at the knee to do work they essentially 'de-bone' your leg.
     
  23. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    My wife just had her right Knee replaced. Norco was her best for a week.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    ouch...that sucks to hear IAB.
     
  25. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Being injured sucks, braa

    hope you heal up fast
     
  26. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Thanks, everyone! I got the MRI results today. ACL tear, lateral meniscus tear, bone bruising (micro fractures). They are scheduling surgery. I'm kind of happier now...I should be riding again by early spring and running again in the summer.

    I tell ya, tearing your ACL is one hell of a painful injury to experience. I got to do it twice!
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    What the heck happened? Bad fall?
     
  28. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    No. After reading an email about donuts in the breakroom, he got tripped up in his office chair while sprinting for the goods.

    Pay attention.
     
  29. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I wish it could say it was something spectacular, but I hit some ice at a moderate speed and fell trying to turn away from someone. It wasn't a hard crash but an awkward one. I have fallen a lot harder than that without injury.
     
  30. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    MBC has turned into just "someone" now? :D
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Good to hear. I will assume that MBC is actually doing the surgery for you.
     
  32. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    She doesn't do well with blood and guts.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Surgery is Feb 5. ACL re-reconstruction, or as the doc calls it, "ACL revision."

    I'll be riding again before the snow melts. For this, I am pleased.
     
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    Good luck, Phil!
     
  35. SloMoJo

    SloMoJo Monkey

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    Splat told me about your deal IAB.
    Prob told me cuz I been there ...with 2 ACL breaks and the "revision" surgery.
    My second was much better that the 1st, but it's never quite the same with some meniscus cushion missing.
    I hit Mt Snow pretty hard this past Saturday. Knee was bit lil wobbly by end of day, but luckly no falls.

    Have patience ..and best wishes on your speedy recovery.
    You're in great shape and trim ... that will help.
     
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