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Re: [at-l] knees

I slipped near Iron Mountain Shelter south of Damascus and tore the medial
menicus cartilage in my right knee three years ago. Ended that hiking season for
sure. Had arthoscopic surgery 6 months later, was hiking 8 weeks after that.
That was some 800 miles ago. I use a lot of Advil now - 16/day on doctors orders
to keep the swelling from starting. I would >>definitely<< recommend surgery, or
whatever it takes to get you hiking again. I am also 50 - I was the one next to
Sloetoe at the Ruck stove cook-off, Judge.

Good luck.

- Gary from Fairfax

Nancy Juodenas wrote:

> Just found out today that I will have to have knee surgery.  While hiking
> two weeks ago I had an accident which damaged my knee big time.  Saw the MRI
> today.  I have one for sure torn cartilage and another possibly.  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?  Thanks  D$mnthosekneesNancy
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