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post #11 of 23 Old 10-30-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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I tore my ACL twice. Well..I tore both ACLs..and I wasn't allowed to ride for 6 months. Which type of reconstruction did you get?
They did a bone-tendon-bone on me...
For those who may not know, they take some of your patella tendon and some of your patella or knee cap and some of your tibia and put it where your ACL goes and then they put a screw in my knee and then two pins.

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post #12 of 23 Old 10-30-2008, 03:33 PM
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They did a bone-tendon-bone on me...
For those who may not know, they take some of your patella tendon and some of your patella or knee cap and some of your tibia and put it where your ACL goes and then they put a screw in my knee and then two pins.

Well, I was really asking where they took the graft from. For me I Was too young for patella so they took part of my hamstring tendon. And for a friend of mine they used a cadavers achillies tendon. But I'm assuming you had the patella one done.

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Oh, yeah, they did the patella.

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post #14 of 23 Old 11-01-2008, 01:22 PM
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I do understand your impatience. You need to read Dumas post over and over. You may think you're OK to ride but if you mess it up tear something loose your screwed. I have lots of aches and pains from stuff I didn't take care of at your age. I know that doesn't help you now but you gotta take it easy!
Bite your lip and take the docs advice.
Is there someone you trust to keep your horse ridden? If not since she is only 3 your going to have to do some retraining whenever you start back in. Might just as well make it later than sooner and let your knee heal. Does that make sense?


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Yeah, I understand. And there isn't really anyone that I trust able to ride Lizzy so it's kind of a sticky situation. What I do is I just lunge her and have her do everything that I would do on her, but I'm off of her.. I just think the doctors reasoning for me to not ride is stupid.

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That's terrible Harlee. Hopefully you heal up well and can ride again soon. Would your friend Delete be able to ride her for ya?
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I'm so incredibly mad.
I hate my whole stupid freaking situation.

I tore my A.C.L on September 8th, playing soccer. I was out of riding for about 5 days...Mind you my horse is three years old and still in training...Well I rode consistently after that. October 9th, I got surgery on my knee to reconstruct my A.C.L. I haven't ridden since then, I've only been lunging her , a lot, with her head tied down, to reinforce her head set, and keep her slow, but that's besides the point...I went to the doctor today to get a new brace...and I asked if I was allowed to ride, and he said "Well I wouldn't recommend it because getting on you could slip or rotate it and then we would have to do the surgery all over again." So I blew up. And then my grams is like "We'll just wait three more weeks and see where we are then," since that's when my next appointment is...Sorry for ranting by the way, I'm bawling my eyes out and need to let it loose before I make myself more mad and start yelling at people...So I tell my doctor that I can climb on a mounting block to get on and that people would be there to help me get on, because we're all really careful with my knee, and he was like well it's your knee...And my grams being the bad word that she is was like "Well no, you can't so just wait." Me being the hard-ass that I am says "You're not the doctor...it's not up to you." She replies with the "Well the doctor said no." Then I smartly replied "No, he said he wouldn't recommend it. I'm not waiting three weeks to ride."


So I've come to the conclusion that I can't wait three weeks to ride and I'm going to ride sometime.

Ugh, I really hate this.
Chill! Goodness, I had my hip reconstructed last year from an old injury and was told I would not be able to get on a horse for full year, 12 months! Then I had the other side done in june and it's the same thing! Not only that but I just had my wrist done and was told no riding or even using that arm for 6 months! AND I still have to get that wrist finished up again in 5 months and the hip again so that means another year from then of no riding!

3 weeks? Pfff it's nothing babe! Use that time to chill and take time off horses
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You could also take the time to learn different things about training. Do a lot of reading, find some good videos if you can. Continue the ground work and such that you are doing but use it as time to learn.

Why was the doctors reasoning stupid? Did you ask him the real medical reason?? Because as I said, my doctor said no riding for 6 months because the new tendon has to die and "re-grow" so to say.

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His reasoning was stupid because he said he's not worried about me riding or even falling off for that matter...its just getting on.

And Delete can't ride her because she lives too far away...

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Yeah, that's because getting on you twist your knee and that is dangerous. Also, the horse could take off as you are trying to get on and there goes your ACL again..

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