Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Well, it seems we are in a similar boat!
I tore my ACL back in June, and my parents didn't think that I actually had torn it, so I didn't go to the doc. In September, I went to the doctor about my knee, because it was bothering me when I tried to play volleyball (Setting middle...starting line-up...serious stuff). He just drew some clear fluid out of it and sent me to another doctor. Well, in October, I got to this other doctor and he said that I possibly tore my ACL, and sent me to a specialist. My appointment with this specialist was just this past Monday. He confirmed that I had managed to fully tear my ACL, as well as a couple other possible tears in other things in my knee. I'm booked for the surgery July 30th. They apparently need to just make me a whole new ACL. Apparently it's too damaged to graft back together or something... Followed by 6 months of recovery and physio therapy.
On the other hand, I asked all of my doctors about riding, and none of them said anything about it. Just as long as there is no twisting or anything, they said I'd be fine. I don't know why you cant ride....
For the past 7 months, I have been riding without any problems with my knee. I've been barrel racing, team roping, chasing cows, sorting cows and training horses. Along with volleyball. I bought a brace with metal bars in it for volleyball only, just to help with the twisting and such that I did do.
"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"
Last edited by QHriderKE; 12-01-2011 at 05:32 PM.