I've had ACL reconstruction on both knees, and have re-torn my left. I'm going in for an ACL revision, even though it's only 70% effective compared to the initial reconstruction, which was supposedly 90%.Has anyone gone through a successful revision before? Any first-hand experience with recovery, rehab, and success rate post-op would be highly appreciated!Thanks!- HelvettiSee More
I sprained my anterior talofibular ligament at the beginning of January and have been on medical leave since. (I fell down the stairs, this wasn't even a derby injury!)I didn't have much pain walking, and only felt sharp jabs or discomfort when I turned my foot suddenly in the wrong direction or sat in childs pose (where your bum is putting pressure on a pointed foot) Zoomed around on my skates around 5 weeks after and while I wasn't uncomfortable WHILE skating, it was afterwards that my shins…See More
In November during a scrimmage I sustained my 3rd concussion. I've decided I can't afford to lose any more brain cells, so while I'm still helping my league and coaching rookies, I will not be playing roller derby anymore. But I still have all this aggression and life stress that derby really helped me cope with, and I haven't found a good substitute yet; the closest thing I've found so far was an amazing kickboxing class I don't have the money to continue taking.So I'm looking for suggestions:…See More
"that's so cool that we're at the same place :)
I didn't skate at all before, I heard too many horror stories about reinjury and I just couldn't bear to risk it. I just skated yesterday for the first time in 7 months.…"
6 long months have passed since I had surgery and I've been patiently following all the rules. I've stayed off skates, iced my knee plenty of times, did all the PT, and work out 4-5 times a week while trying not to gouge my eyes out every time I go to a bout and can't skate. I heard all the horror stories of going back to soon and after being injured and off skates longer than I have been on (between the broken ankle and the ACL) I waited so patiently for the all clear.My 6 month post op…See More
"i love that we're on the same timeline! it's so nice to hear about someone else who's in the same place i am.
that's so exciting about your 6-month followup! have you been skating since then?? do you have a…"
"we are on the same timeline! I just had my 6 month follow up on friday and was told I can skate again too. I hope that you didn't do any damage, just sore from impact. I was told that I could start jumping and stuff and even…"
Saturday was exactly 6 months after my ACL surgery, so I got to put wheels on my feet.It was AMAZING. It felt so, so good to be out there skating, even if it was "just" skating. I was also super impressed by how much my body remembered to do, even if I wasn't quite as stable as I used to be, and I did get fatigued very quickly because of my out-of-derby-shape muscles.My 6-month follow-up with my orthopedist is in a few days, and I'm terrified that he'll tell me that either I'm not actually…See More