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Re: [pct-l] Knees
Tom S. wrote:
All I can suggest is, do not let any one
operate on your knees. I've heard too may horror stories and it probably
isn't necessary. Go to see a chiropractor or sports oriented
There are times to operate and there are times to let heal. Your
advice to see a sports oriented doctor is good as they see more knee problems
than any other kind of doctor and their patients are the type that want to go on
using the knee. Knee surgery has come a long way in a short
time. Although the horror stories stand out, there are a majority of less
celebrated success stories that you don't hear about.
A knee that had completely torn ligaments so extensive that the knee would
bend the wrong way without any resistance was reconstructed on one of my
basketball buddies in college in the late '70's. Within one year of the
surgery he was starting on the team and doing 360 degree slam dunks!
Admittedly, I don't know the long term condition of the knee.
Greg "Strider" Hummel