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    Quote Originally Posted by Grashnak
    ACL injuries have ended A LOT of athletic careers. While it is true that there are atheletes who have come back from this injury, I think they are the exception.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawdog
    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.

    Apparently I fucked myself up 20 years too early... :crybaby2:

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryno
    Yeah, when I dislocated the knee back in college, the dipshits kept me in a stiff brace for three months, until all the muscles in my leg had completely atrophied, which made for a 6 month recovery period.

    This time, the doc already put me in an articulated brace, and has me walking on it one week after the injury, even though this one was a bit more severe than the last time. Already my knee feels better, and I'm maintaining my strength and flexibility somewhat. I didn't feel this good until after a month of physical therapy last time around. And that was AFTER the damn 3 months in the stiff brace.

    ****, after another week or two, I may even be able to start doing some light shadow boxing and stick work before my cardio conditioning goes to hell.

    It seems like such a simple and cliche concept, use it or lose it.
    Looks like you picked a good specialist. You'll be fine if you push "just hard enough"

    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.

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