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Re: [RC] ACL surgery - Carol Suggs

I have broken both tib and fib on both legs and had to have reconstructive surgery on both (different accidents) had a torn ACL  and some other stuff.  I was non weight baring for about three months but in 5 months I was back to riding after the first accident. after the second accident I rode only after three months (that was a huge mistake, I totally was not ready and was still on crutches) I then waited and finally went back to riding after the 5th month.
But I was riding in a western saddle, and not posting.  It took me longer to get back in the flat saddle and to post.
Be careful though, do your rehab and don't push it.
Now if I can just get this shoulder to work and not hurt I'd be good as new!
Carol-Mariposa, CA
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Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:01 PM
Subject: [RC] ACL surgery

Two and a half 50 mile rides ago I re-injured my knee that I initially hurt 2 years ago while skiing. I went to the doc THIS time and I am now scheduled for arthroscopic ACL surgery on Dec 6th. The main problem is the doc thinks I need to stay off horses for 6 MONTHS! ACK! We?re using cadaver replacement tissue to minimize the impact so this layoff seems too cautious. Are there any opinions, anecdotal or personal stories or spare knees out there?


Dean (who can?t find the darn warrenty card)


[RC] ACL surgery, Dean A. Conti