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    Having my ACL repaired next week...

    Tore it doing takedowns during BJJ class. Any advice regarding rehab and getting back to training would be greatly appreciated.

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    Ice, immobilize and rest. Funny I sprained my knee 4 weeks ago doing the exact same thing.

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    Torn ACL, damaged meniscus, knocked fragment off inside of patella which caused knee to swell up with blood. Arthroscopic surgery, crutches and cast, 3 months of rehab, took about a year to restore muscle mass. Rehab is much faster now ( mine was almost 20 years ago ), people are on their feet within days of surgery. My suggestion is to follow whatever exercise regimen they give you. I blew off the home exercises, which probably made recovery take longer.

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    When my mom tore her ACL, she was off her feet (as far as prolonged periods go) for about 6 months. They gave her a special automatic machine which would flex her leg, then once she was able to walk around on it, they gave her exercises to do. Not sure much beyond that though.

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    My advice is do all the rehab.

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    Go to the best surgeon in your area. Rehab is vital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcadianNecktie View Post
    Tore it doing takedowns during BJJ class. Any advice regarding rehab and getting back to training would be greatly appreciated.
    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...=1#post2568594


    Also, you people are pussies. I was on my feet within the same HOUR of my knee reconstruction surgery.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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    Ive seen those threads but there doesnt seem to be a consensus on grafts. Im currently looking at a patellar fraft but was also given the hamstring as an option.

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    My right ACL is completely ruptured and gone. Hasn't really caused me any major problems. If your legs are strong enough then most people can get by without an ACL.

    I just have to be careful about landing full weight on my right leg, because the bones shift around in the joint and it's a bit ugly and painful. I tend not to do tuck jumps anymore, and most jumping/spinning kicks are a no-no. Which is probably just as well. Don't have any issues with it when grappling.

    In summary, um, I'm not sure what my point is.

    Make sure you tell your physiotherapist what sports you do and at what level. Give them as much information as possible to tailor a rehab program to suit your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcadianNecktie View Post
    Ive seen those threads but there doesnt seem to be a consensus on grafts. Im currently looking at a patellar fraft but was also given the hamstring as an option.
    Patellar is the 'gold standard'. It has the most research and data behind it. Hamstring has a slightly easier rehab going for it.

    The graft type doesn't matter nearly as much as the skill of the surgeon doing the procedure. If your surgeon has done over 1500 b2b patellar grafts and 100 or so hamstrings, which type would you pick?

    Personally, if I ever need another reconstruction (when, *sigh*), I'm paying the extra price and picking an allograft this time.
    Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.

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