kiclub690, on 19 September 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:
mikewohlwend, on 31 August 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:
I'm glad I found this thread. I am going to go under the knife in early November. And I'm seeing that I may not miss as much golf as I originally thought.
I tore mine playing softball. I planted to turn back and my knee buckled. Ended up tearing my ACL & meniscus. As well as fracturing my tibia. My surgeon told me 1 year to be fully healthy. I'm wondering if that's because he uses synthetic ligaments. I will be happy if I can golf. I can handle a year off from softball
I tore mine in July playing softball as well. Just had surgery last week for an ACL repair in my right leg using my right hamstring tendon. Ima r ought handed golfer and am curious about others' experiences coming back from this injury. My PT has said six months before we go hit golf balls which will be my longest time ever.
I am currently 15 weeks out from surgery. My original surgeon quit his practice and I have a new guy now. He is telling me I will be able to return to all sports after 6 months. I started running 2 weeks ago and that was an odd feeling, but I have all the stability needed for it. He also told me, at my visit on 2/2 that I was free to swing a golf club. I hit a few balls the 17th and didn't have any pain. This past weekend I hit around 150 between the 2 days. I didn't swing a driver anything over 75% and stayed around 85% on everything else. I had no pain at all.
kiclub690, on 22 October 2017 - 06:09 PM, said:
Good luck with your surgery Mike. Try to do PT before you go to work on your range of motion as that is the most important thing post-surgery for walking normal and comfort. I'm a full five weeks post surgery and have ditched the crutches and am close to full extension and have over 100 degrees of flexion. Your hammy will be a little sore for a few weeks. Mine is still a little tight but feels pretty good after I foam roll for a little bit. The worst is the damn crutches.
If you need some motivation or have questions, I'm happy to help. I know we're all different, but I'm not too far off what you're going through.
Thanks for the info. I have been surprised at times with how fast some things have come back, but also frustrated at the same time. The only complaint I have got from the Dr was my extension. I'm at 0 degrees, but the Dr would like to see me at -7 where my left leg is. I know I have been pushing myself within reason. How are you coming along now?
tntecho, on 26 October 2017 - 02:03 PM, said:
Thanks for the useful info.
Currently sat in hospital after ACL surgery earlier today and wondering how long I'm gonna be out. I'm hoping 6 months but we'll see. It was the hamstring graft I had on my lead knee.
Gonna be tough but at least it's over winter
Just follow you PT and let them know if you can do more or less. I always try to do more of every exercise and let them know when I want to change things up. My PT has been great, she lets me do my own thing, but will push me when needed. I can't help much since we had opposite knees done.