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Re: [at-l] knees



Nancy, go for it.  It seems to me that age doesn't matter--do you want to
give up hiking?  I didn't think so.  I had reconstuctive knee surgery (ACL
replacement--from a cadaver)several years ago, and I am really glad that I
did.  By the way, the 9 month figure sounds about right--but it depends on
how hard you work at rehab.  The more effort you put into it, the faster
your recovery.  I was back to about 90% within 6 months, and felt "normal"
after one year.  Hope this helps!

--wudz

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Juodenas <nancylj@mindspring.com>

Also tore
> the ACL (major knee ligament).  What i want to know is,... have any of you
> out there had knee problems/surgery?  The Dr. seems to think I'm too old
to
> put me through the ligament repair, which means a recovery period of up to
9
> months. (I'm 50).  My feeling about it is, anything that will let me hike
> again, I'm willing to do what it takes.  Suggestions, advice, support.
> websites


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