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Old 02-14-2013, 01:36 PM
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Bad News Today....seeking advice

Back in early December I hyperextended my knee playing soccer. It immediately swelled up. Initial exam by Dr. and Orthopedic led them to believe there was no structural damage. Swelling has continued to erupt regularly. Ortho suspected a torn meniscus and did an MRI. Today, I got the news that I tore the ACL. Now my head is spinning with questions....of course, I will be asking the surgeon these questions and more but am looking for insight from Tex and others that have been here recently....

Could I get the brace and do lots of PT/training to strengthen and stabilize so I barefoot through the summer and get the surgery in fall???
What is the risk of doing this??
If I do it now, I'm not back on the water for at least 6mos......
How long should I plan on being off work?
Patellar graft or cadavar tendon?

BTW I turn 42 in July....

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