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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by skifree, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bugger.....
     
  3. Roymond

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    If there’s anything good out of that, it’s the meniscus is ok. Nothing worse than bumps on an arthritic knee.
    FWIW, my knee was stronger and more stable after dedicated rehab , Physio and stability exercises than before the reconstruction. Makes you think more about functional strength with TRX and Pilates than just deadlifting and squatting big weights.
    ACL repairs are a pain and it’s a bugger you’ve got to go through it, but it’s certainly not a catastrophe and you may find you ski better afterwards.
    Good luck!
     
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    @Roymond , I had a hamstring tendon graft but given my ongoing hamstring issue, maybe a patella graft is better in some cases? Admittedly, it only started playing up 8 tears after my surgery. Until then, and as you said, I felt it was stronger than before the recon.
     
  5. Roymond

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    @sara777 Can’t remember the exact figures but 80 - 80 rings a bell.
    80 percent of the hamstring tendon regenerates in 1 year in 80 percent of people. I know patella grafts give much more problems after with repetitive deep flexion so probably not as good with skiing.
    I tried to blame my dodgy hammies on the surgeon as well.
    Both he and my physio told me that I was old and I couldn’t expect anything else after 25 years of footy. :confused:
     
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    I went hammie for mine. My surgeon reckons patella grafts are used more frequently for 'larger' patients these days and can often be more painful across the front in the knee in the longer term. He said very little if any long term differences in strength/ re-injury rate.
     
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  7. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    You started skiing as a 2 y/o??????
     
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    That’s probably correct, or younger?
     
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    Yep, younger.

    Born in March, was put on ski's late in the winter the next year.

    My parents tell the story as me being 18mths. But they didn't go in September typically, so I suspect 17mths.

    The only other major skiing injury I have had was my first week skiing, dad had me between his legs and fell over (on the main run at Cabra!! So not a green run!) And fell on my leg and broke it.
     
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    Nice one dad! Bet mum had some words LOL
     
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  11. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've occasionally tried to work the child abuse angle...

    Dad "But I was taking you skiing... you still do it, so how was it child abuse"

    LOL
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    However, I am dead against parents teaching kids between their legs, or carrying (packs etc. It's amazing how much it happens in Aus even! Despite it being banned.)
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've gotta admit, I took all my kids up lifts between my legs, and one of them (at about 9 months) in a back pack
    Didn't break any legs but!
     
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    That’s a bummer @Ozgirl . I was really hoping it was a bruise (we all knew it wasn’t though).

    It will be good to get it done and then you may be on the snow again next Winter. It’s almost Spring anyway.

    I still say that you should swap over to the better side of snowboarding. It’s in the best interests of your knees :D
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    This

    It could happen to any of us at anytime.
    Stay as strong and fit as possible to ward it off, and if it bites you at least you go into the recovery fit.

    Best of luck @Ozgirl
    Love ya guts x
     
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    I don’t want to trivialise the real injuries people have had here, but I pulled a shoulder muscle last week trying to get the ankle buckles on my boots extra tight and it’s been progressively getting worse. Stupidly did it mid run standing up rather than waiting till the bottom and sitting down.
     
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  17. Ozgirl

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    *snort*

    Trivialize away! We need a giggle or two in here. You numpty.
     
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    I'd much rather read about the little hits! Need a break* from the bad stuff.



    * Deliberate play.
     
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    Yep you nailed it. Even though I could feel the muscle strain and knew it wasn’t going go well for me I stubbornly refused to give up until I felt my shoulder muscles go into spasm.

    So to keep the numpty theme going - A few years ago I did crack two ribs on a skiing holiday in Italy - i used to keep a plastic water bottle in my inside jacket pocket and I face planted on a steep run when it was full. I now own a Camelbak.
     
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    I like numpty injuries!

    I fractured my tailbone on a chamonix trip once...by jumping into a van and landing on the seatbelt anchor.
     
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    That is quality...and made me wince quite a bit.
     
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    And me, ouch!
     
  23. Roymond

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    Ive had a mate who did his rotator cuff on the dance floor with an over vigorous "bus stop" .
    May have been the fall at footy that afternoon but sympoms didnt come on until later that night.
    The footy incident has been mostly forgotten but the acute pain dancing on the disco has been immortalized.
     
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  24. Ozgirl

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    The bus is not fun...

    Getting on it and getting off is fine, the distant between home and bus stop, and busstop and work are quiet manageable so thought it would be a doddle.

    The bus ride it's self is not.
     
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    I went to relieve myself underneath Frostbite, which was the done thing, back in the day.

    Stepped on the steel grate and then saw my boots in front of my eyes, as I crunched down on the metal grate with my back. Lots of bruising, luckily no breaks, missed a day or two skiing though. On inspecting the grate it was completely encased in totally transparent ice.
     
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    Dat ice can be a real sneaky bastard. Almost as bad as rice when you try and walk longly on it according to one anonymous forum member.
     
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    Who needs ice. I gave myself a massive bruise after slipping over in a Japanese supermarket while wearing ski boots. I do not recommend :D
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I recall that fall.
    That most definitely was in the numptie injury category! And bloody hell lucky it was only a bruise at the same time!

    Almost as sneaky as the dry snow flex - it’s got me a few times over the years. Getting OFF a lift at Hotham (wtf?) and getting on at Snowgums TWICE (once last year once this year) and getting on at Cruiser this year.
    Sliiiiidddde on the slippery stuff then BOOM dead stop and over the handlebars. Skooch forward with caution my boarder friends - trust no one!
     
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    I’m trying to imagine the reason for going to a supermarket in ski boots, was it next to the chairlift?:D
     
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    Nah, it was on the drive back to Myoko after visiting another hill for the day. Was either too lazy or in too much of a hurry to take them off.
     
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    My joke is that I'm so clumsy I'm immune to falling over most of the time. Plus have pretty strong bones I guess!

    Probably the most painful thing I've had from skiing is a subungual hematoma (aka a black / bruised toenail). Of course, me being the numpty that I am didn't go and get it sorted at a medical centre (just needed a hole in the toenail for the blood to escape) but kept hobbling around the place, yelling out in pain every so often when I hit my toe LOL
     
  32. Ozgirl

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    So good news from the surgeon,

    Sort of!

    Its a wait and see, he wants the MCL to heal completely before assessing if i need surgery or not.

    I like his approach, surgeons become surgeons because they like to cut, so to have one not push me towards surgery (he is on the fence either way, though he is waiting on MCL to heal)

    I really thought I would be on the table this time next week!

    And life plans means a delay is good, if not great!
     
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    That forum member doesn’t do the term “anonymous”.
     
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    That’s good news.
     
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    LOL

    No, not at all!
     
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    Which bit?
     
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    Ask @Doonks!
     
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    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?
     
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    I guess you had to be there ;)
     
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    Clearly I wasn't. Did I miss something worthwhile?
     
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    Nah. Just some muppet and some silly antics. Could have ended with a story in this thread though.
     
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    You had a full rupture of the ACL? I assume you spoke to the surgeon about skiing/ other physical activity?
    I'd be thinking if ACL reco surgery is more likely than not, lets get it done ASAP. I'd heal all injuries at the same time rather than extend the healing time and probably impact on my ability to ski next Aust season/ or hit the beach all summer long.
     
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    Usually adopt the rule ....
    If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail!
     
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    My husband did his MCL and ACL about six years ago. The Surgeon told him that the MCL would heal without an operation as long as he kept it bent in a brace until it healed. He did that and, when it had healed, had his ACL fixed. It worked well and it now is now his strongest knee.
     
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    2 days out from Oxfam: acute ITB pain. Oh yay, this is gonna be fun.
     
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    rehab post ACL reconstruction is more difficult with a torn MCL and can limit early strength gain- sometimes more haste, less hurry.
    ACL is really important for cutting sports - footy, basketball etc but not so much in skiing unless you will be going steep and deep. So you can ski without an ACL if you modify your ski style. @Ozgirl has her meniscus so arthritis shouldn't be a problem. all depends on priorities.
    In my experience a surgeon who doesn't want to operate can be trusted. They don't get to drive the fancy cars unless they are holding a scalpel.
     
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    This