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Old 04-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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I injured my knee several years ago playing in a flag football league. I was unemployed at the time (and without insurance,) so I just waited until it felt better and then went about my business. I aggravated it about a month ago, so I started going to the doctor now that I'm covered.

My MRI showed a torn ACL and meniscus. The meniscus had actually torn and flipped over into my knee joint, preventing me from straightening my knee completely. I am scheduled for surgery on May 16th to remove the damaged meniscus and repair the ACL, and I am a little nervous because this will be my first time in surgery.

I think my biggest fear is going to be dealing with the pain and rehab afterwards. Has anyone else gone through something similar (or any surgery for that matter) that can let me know what to expect?

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I injured my knee several years ago playing in a flag football league. I was unemployed at the time (and without insurance,) so I just waited until it felt better and then went about my business. I aggravated it about a month ago, so I started going to the doctor now that I'm covered.

My MRI showed a torn ACL and meniscus. The meniscus had actually torn and flipped over into my knee joint, preventing me from straightening my knee completely. I am scheduled for surgery on May 16th to remove the damaged meniscus and repair the ACL, and I am a little nervous because this will be my first time in surgery.

I think my biggest fear is going to be dealing with the pain and rehab afterwards. Has anyone else gone through something similar (or any surgery for that matter) that can let me know what to expect?

Thanks everybody.
This is an open knee surgery, not a scope?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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nope no surgery for me but good luck jon

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good luck Jon. I've only had one surgery and it was pins in my hand. When you're drugged on anesthetics is a perfect time to hit on a nurse!
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This is an open knee surgery, not a scope?
It's all going to be done arthoscopically, and the surgeon said the whole procedure should only take 30 minutes. But he said it'll be a few weeks before I can get around normally, and then another several months before I can plant, pivot, or cut on it.

I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season
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nope no surgery for me but good luck jon

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It's all going to be done arthoscopically, and the surgeon said the whole procedure should only take 30 minutes. But he said it'll be a few weeks before I can get around normally, and then another several months before I can plant, pivot, or cut on it.

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SHHHHHH! You'd better keep it down or Goodell will step in and change the game to flashlight tag football.

Seriously, I've never had any surgery and it would scare the shit out of me too. Now that I've said that, I'm guaranteed to have my appendix burst in the next week or so.

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I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season
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I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season
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