While that may have been the case 20 yrs. ago, that's not accurate today. Depending on the reconstructive technique used, success rate of ACL surgery is around 90%, and recovery time is generally around 6 months for a pro-athlete, although they will usually stay out the entire season.
Originally Posted by Grashnak
Originally Posted by lawdog
Apparently I fucked myself up 20 years too early... :crybaby2:
I've just had my ACL replaced, and I intend to be back at it in six months. The doc thinks it should be fine, so long as I wear my new $1400 brace.
I had ACL surgery a few years back after an accident in a gymnastics class. With a good rehab program my recovery was rather quick, about 4 months or so.
Looks like you picked a good specialist. You'll be fine if you push "just hard enough"
Originally Posted by Ryno
And "use it or lose it" is what the human body is all about. There should be more emphasis on this in Health classes, in my opinion.