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11/5/09 3:22 P

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About your knee, my uncle has had 3 different reconstructive surgeries on his left knee. He still skis. Not crazy, but still gets on the Mt and goes out a few times a year.
I grew up in CT and learned how to "ski" at Mt. Southington.(I dont even know if its still open) I went to college in upstate VT and skied Smugs, Mad River Suger and most of the Mt's out there. I moved to Denver and I dont think I will ever "Ice Skate" in the East again.

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7/27/09 7:10 P

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OUCH sounds nasty!!

Glad you made a good recovery Rachel

Hoping you make a complete recovery SHORTZI, you should definatly keep us updated

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7/19/09 10:31 P

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Well, I wasn't a runner when I fell so it was a while before I ran again ;-) Seriously, I do run now, but I had surgery in Feb '07. I was hiking in Moab UT (pretty rigorous stuff) in May '07. However I prefer hiking with poles now. My rehab was rather intense (my surgeon wanted me back skiing) so I think that helped the most. What sort of rehab are you doing? I did many miles on a recumbant bike, wall squats, steps and front lunges.

Going down took a LONG time to get used to. Going down stairs or down a mountain you are putting ALL your weight on the knee so you have to be patient- it should come. Have they x-rayed your knee recently to see how healing is going?

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7/19/09 9:28 P

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RachelRB,

The same thing happened to me! I slipped off a box in the terrain park and I landed on my feet, but I stopped too suddenly and I didn't bend my knees enough. At that moment I heard a loud snapping sound in my leg that sort of sounded like a giant rubber band snapping. It didn't hurt too bad when I got it - it just felt like any ordinary sprain, but it definitely hurt when I got home.

I got the same hamstring surgery too. How long did it take you before you were able to run again? It's been about 4 months since my surgery and I still can't run and I can barely go up and down stairs without holding on to the railing. Is this normal?



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7/14/09 11:05 P

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Kristy- ACL is a tendon that holds the knee in place. I fell, stopping quickly and twisted my knee. The tendon tore and snapped into 2 pieces. So they took a piece of my hamstring and made a new ACL and then attached it to the bone with some screws. My recovery took many months of rehab. I did ski the next season but was rather heavy.

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7/14/09 6:01 P

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Hey there and welcome emoticon

arghhh injuries suck big time. Glad to see you are making a comeback though =]. Park skiing looks like lots of fun, I am not good enough yet though to give it a try . . .maybe one day.

I don't know much about these types of injuries, is it fully healed yet? can you ski again next season?

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7/14/09 1:52 P

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Welcome Shortzi! I too tore an ACL in January 2007. I am back to skiing with a vengeance (I live in UT). I found the weight I lost before and during last season and the training I did made a big difference- I was a better skier last season than I was before I tore my ACL!

Good luck to you.

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7/14/09 1:05 P

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Hi! I'm a student going to college in upstate New York, but I grew up riding slopes you could hardly call mountains in northern CT. Since there isn't much to ski in CT, I usually stay in the terrain park, but I also love big mountain skiing (who doesn't?) and racing.

I used to be a ski instructor at my local mountain until I tore my ACL last year. After the surgery, I was mostly bed-ridden so I got wayyy out of shape. But thanks to this awesome website, I'm getting back on track!

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