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  •  two torn acls (1+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus

    My experience was way different than described above though, I had minimal medical intervention and yet made a full recovery .  The first was just the ACL, the second time was the ACL and the meniscus.  Both times the doctors advised against surgery because my tears were slight and the improvement would be minimal.  I did stretching, walking, pt for a couple of months.  It took a long time to heal and even after a year's time it continued to gradually improve and my ability to handle hills did slowly.  The second time was  6 years ago and now at the age of 63 I can get down on the floor, get up again fairly easily and can do anything that I want to.  My advice is get a couple of opinions before any kind of surgery and to remember that your body has a great capacity to heal itself if you let it.

    sometimes the dragon wins

    by kathy in ga on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 12:42:56 PM PDT

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