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Mine was done at 7am this morning. It wasn’t bad, but it was a pretty minor surgery this time. The doc said it took about 20 minutes. The MRI showed a ruptured ACL, both meniscus torn, and bone bruising… but there was an impingement somewhere causing my knee to be unable to extend fully and that qualified for emergency arthroscopic surgery so I got in this morning after seeing the Orthopaedic surgeon yesterday. He confirmed that it was the lateral meniscus tear causing the impingement so that was debrided and the ACL rupture cleaned up. Now I just have to wait until I have full range of motion before the reconstruction.

Don’t feel groggy or bad at all from the general anaesthetic, and not much pain in the knee so I’m going to attempt to just use extra strength ibuprofen to manage whatever pain there will be further out, rather than filling my tramacet prescription because I really don’t want to take opioids

what procedure are you getting done on your shoulder?
Glad to hear it went well. Good that you were able to get it done quickly too, it's so annoying having to wait. Arthroscopy to repair a tear of the anterior labrum and a tear in the subcapularis tendon. Also for one knee I know of a tear in the medial meniscus, but have an MRI scheduled for the other knee next week so we'll see about that.

I feel you on the pain medication, I'm hoping to do the same. I've never had surgery before so this is all new for me, but honestly most of my anxiety is probably around the anesthesia rather than the procedure itself :p
 

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Glad to hear it went well. Good that you were able to get it done quickly too, it's so annoying having to wait. Arthroscopy to repair a tear of the anterior labrum and a tear in the subcapularis tendon. Also for one knee I know of a tear in the medial meniscus, but have an MRI scheduled for the other knee next week so we'll see about that.

I feel you on the pain medication, I'm hoping to do the same. I've never had surgery before so this is all new for me, but honestly most of my anxiety is probably around the anesthesia rather than the procedure itself :p
What the heck did you do to yourself, bro? Both knees plus your shoulder? That’s crazy! How long is the shoulder surgery recovery supposed to take?

This was my first general anaesthetic surgery since I was 6 years old, so I was the same. More concerned about that than the actual surgery. But seems to have gone just fine. :tup:

Hope it all goes great for you and a quick recovery!
 
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    Had a first minor arthroscopic surgery on my knee today to clean up the Lateral meniscus damage as it was stopping my leg from being able to fully extend. Now have to rehab that and regain full range of motion before I can get my ACL reconstruction. What a process :lol2:
    It's wild how this process 30 years ago took 2 years to essentially recover from and today, if you have the money, it can be done in 4 weeks.

    I mean, it could be the 1980s or 70s, where they had to cut open your knee and put a water sack in there and cut some knees off of a cadaver to donate your ligament.

    Or 1880 and just cut it off. Or 1580 and you just die.

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    forza man, you'll be fine within a year. my brother tore my acl in his mid 20's and was playing football on a weekly basis for ~20 years without issues (until he tore his achilles lol), it's just the slow rehab that requires a lot of patience

    but you have a brilliant music room so... :wine:
    Your brother tore your ACL?
     

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    What the heck did you do to yourself, bro? Both knees plus your shoulder? That’s crazy! How long is the shoulder surgery recovery supposed to take?

    This was my first general anaesthetic surgery since I was 6 years old, so I was the same. More concerned about that than the actual surgery. But seems to have gone just fine. :tup:

    Hope it all goes great for you and a quick recovery!
    Same to you. Supposed to spend somewhere between a few days and 2.5 weeks in a sling, then 2 months of physical therapy. I'm thinking it will be on the lower side based on what I have been told, hopefully only a few days at most since it's my dominant arm. Won't know for sure until after the procedure though. After rehabbing that though I can do one of the knees and repeat the process essentially. I've been able to walk around, work, and do non-strenuous things this whole time though so more of a painful annoyance most of the time, but goddamn do I really miss the gym and hiking throughout all of this.

    Got hit by a car while coming from the gym because no one knows how to drive anymore :disagree:. Luckily I was on a bike so I was a bit higher off the ground, and luckier still it was a small car rather than an SUV.
     

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    Same to you. Supposed to spend somewhere between a few days and 2.5 weeks in a sling, then 2 months of physical therapy. I'm thinking it will be on the lower side based on what I have been told, hopefully only a few days at most since it's my dominant arm. Won't know for sure until after the procedure though. After rehabbing that though I can do one of the knees and repeat the process essentially. I've been able to walk around, work, and do non-strenuous things this whole time though so more of a painful annoyance most of the time, but goddamn do I really miss the gym and hiking throughout all of this.

    Got hit by a car while coming from the gym because no one knows how to drive anymore :disagree:. Luckily I was on a bike so I was a bit higher off the ground, and luckier still it was a small car rather than an SUV.
    Damn. City drivers are idiots. And I don’t know who hit you, and it’s a stereotype, but I’m going to use it anyways,in Vancouver, Asian Women are notoriously bad drivers :lol2:

    2 months isn’t so bad, though I guess it adds up if you have to do it on both knees after too. Hopefully some better news on the second knee. The lack of exercise is frustrating me too. Makes it hard to even tire myself out enough to sleep well at night. I work a physical job, weightlift, climb, hike, surf… so not being able to do any of that is making me feel a bit stir crazy. I’ve started riding the stationary bike, doing intervals for 30-40 minutes a day just to burn off some steam.
     
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    of course. my brother is a fucking dickhead and an idiot: first he tore my acl cause he loves me, then had his own knee operated for good measure

    of course i fucked it up. wanna talk about it?
    Jesus, I am just trying to get the story right. That's all.

    I want to talk about your boss dangler, if I'm honest.
     

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    Damn. City drivers are idiots. And I don’t know who hit you, and it’s a stereotype, but I’m going to anyways,in Vancouver, Asian Women are notoriously bad drivers :lol2:

    2 months isn’t so bad, though I guess it adds up if you have to do it on both knees after too. Hopefully some better news on the second knee. The lack of exercise is frustrating me too. Makes it hard to even tire myself out enough to sleep well at night. I work a physical job, weightlift, climb, hike, surf… so not being able to do any of that is making me feel a bit stir crazy. I’ve started riding the stationary bike, doing intervals for 30-40 minutes a day just to burn off some steam.
    Let me one-up you with the stereotyping: 77 year old, hunched over, shuffling Jewish woman :p. I'm sure it's far less painful than basically falling off of a mountain though.

    Well this happened in October, so I'm mentally VERY done with all of this. Insurance and legal bullshit in America, what can you do?
     

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