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2008/05/21 08:32:34 (permalink)
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ACL Training?

My dad had key hole surgery on his knee yesterday, he suffers badly from athritus and the spur growths needed to be cut away.

After surgery the surgeon told us that my dad has a slack ACL and this might rule him out of having a half knee implant due to this fact.

The surgeon gave no tips on how to help build up the ACL or help tighten it...

Any tips and info would be greatly recieved... my dad will have to work till he drops sadly and has no pension (joys of divorce).

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    RE: ACL Training? 2008/05/21 09:38:18 (permalink)
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    Sorry to hear about your Dad mate, as far as I know there isn`t anything which will directly do what you are asking.

    I never had an ACL in my left knee from the age of 18 to 39/40 and got by OK without it, it was only when I started to gain weight that it became a big problem.

    In the period waiting for the OP I was advised to just excersize the muscles around the knee and in my case use a wobble board, which helps stabilize the knee and enables you to react quicker when you feel it going.

    If he relys on his knees for his job it may be worthwhile pushing for an OP, MINES NOT 100% but it`s far better than what it was.

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    RE: ACL Training? 2008/05/21 10:25:38 (permalink)
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    Cheers

    they will not do a half knee transplant if the ACL is slack so it leaves only the full knee transplant and they will only do that when he retires...which will not happen

    what exercises will help build up the muscles or tendons around the knee?

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    RE: ACL Training? 2008/05/21 10:50:11 (permalink)
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    That`s crazy mate, I know this may sound obvious but he will have to keep pushing and mithering for something to be done and be persistent, I know what he`s up against because I got that too, they seem to try every step of the way to convince you you don`t need it, I would imagine it comes down to cost ultimately but even so.

    Did they not even offer him any appointments with a Physio to advise him ?

    It`s quite difficult to give advice re specific exercises, I know quite a few people with ACL problems yet their individual Physio`s have different attitudes to some execises, leg extensions being the main one, the wobbleboard is the one which I`ve never heared of any Physios saying it`s a no-no.

    I`d get him to push to see one at least but from my personal experience I found it best to work each leg independantly for the most part, it`s surpising how subconsciously we tend to protect the damage limb and thereby put more of the stress on the good one.

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