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    Had avulsion times 3, but its outpatient here in...

    Had avulsion times 3, but its outpatient here in Maine. Having a helpful spouse or close friend crucial, ESP in first days. Also different if you're hours from the facility.

    I started running,...
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    5 months post surgery: 5k etc

    Hi all. Great reading the posts. I'm over 5 months post surgery and recovering well for a 55 year old weekend warrior. I managed a 5k last month which was about 30-45 seconds per mile off my pre...
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    Life After Surgery

    Hello all,

    Four months post surgery. Three complete tears, one retracted 5". I'm interested in anyone's rehab tricks and tips.

    I've been going to pt twice a week, plus swimming, biking,...
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    Eight weeks post op...wow

    Hi all,

    I'm in my third week of rehab and happy with my therapist. He has me doing some intervals on the stationary bike, one leg bridges, lunges, squats, leg raises, balancing, foam roller to...
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    Six weeks post-op--rehab begins

    Brace finally off after six weeks. Injured thigh about 2 inches smaller than the good one. I was braced at 60 degrees so the first job was straightening my knee. After lots of heat, ice and...
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    Hi Akabbott, I concurr with others that an MRI...

    Hi Akabbott, I concurr with others that an MRI is essential, but your child's lack of bruising is unusual for this type of injury. I respect your Doc's efforts, but only a specialist can evaluate...
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    The Grabber, an essential item

    Like others out here I love the grabber I bought pre-surgery. Perfect when you can't bend over to reach or something is just too far away to get without getting up, crutches etc.
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    Week Five

    Thanks for recent updates and congrats to posters who are out of braces, off crutches, driving...I have three more days until I can lose the brace and start PT. Can't wait. Like others I'm trying...
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    Hi Christine, I had my surgery about five weeks...

    Hi Christine, I had my surgery about five weeks ago and I have some definite numbness below the scar. Don't have numbness generally along the back of my leg. my doctor said that I should expect...
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    Hi Willow. My doc is conservative with the...

    Hi Willow. My doc is conservative with the brace, but I am allowed to remove it for showers. I rented an elec hospital bed which has been a big help with comfort. I also bought one of those...
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    Three weeks Post op...the mental game

    Into my third week. Thanks to all posters. This site has been crucial to my sanity. I'm "working" at office 4-6 hours each day--with my pillow. Three more weeks to brace removal and pt. I'm...
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    The brace issue is fascinating. My doc is...

    The brace issue is fascinating. My doc is conservative. I am 55, I had three torn tendons with one retracted 5.5 inches and he wants the brace to stay on for six weeks. Given the risk, and the...
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    Two weeks post surgery. Stitches came out this...

    Two weeks post surgery. Stitches came out this morning. My doc is conservative so 4 more weeks in the brace before we start PT. I'm clear to go to the gym and do upper body work that won't stretch...
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    I should have mentioned that my doc prefers and...

    I should have mentioned that my doc prefers and installed 3 titanium screws instead of the bio absorbable anchors. He thinks the titanium is more reliable. I had the now classic horizontal cut at the...
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    I am 10 days post surgery by Dr. Huffard here in...

    I am 10 days post surgery by Dr. Huffard here in Maine. I was off the narcotics in three days and off the naproxen and Tylenol at the end of 5 days. Based on tips from this site, I rented an elec...
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    I had surgery Monday.

    I had surgery Monday.
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    Great thread and thanks to all who have posted. ...

    Great thread and thanks to all who have posted. I have 4 tears as a result of a cross country ski fall about 3 weeks ago. One tendon retracted 125mm. I thought I was recovering until the MRI...
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