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recovery after knee arthroscopy- physio
3:01:41 PM
Just had a knee arthroscopy done (meniscus). My surgeon recommended Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre physios ( Roger Moore, Gordon McDonald, Simon Nelson) to assist with rehabilitation. Wonder if anyone had any experience with them? Will appreciate any comments!
3:47:29 PM
Waz dat Alex Archentov from der K. Chee B enkwuiring? I zink Roger Moore might be chust der man to deal with you ...

Eduardo Slabofvic
6:07:58 PM
Shaken, not stirred
12:21:30 PM
On 23/09/2009 gfdonc wrote:
>Waz dat A... from der ... enkwuiring? >
This man knows too much. kgb forever.

ok going to surrender to Gordon McDonald.

12:36:10 PM
I am currently climbing with a bucket handle tear in the medial meniscus. It doesnt trobule me that much but sometimes drop-knees or weird positions for hands-free rests can develop some pain, pulling on the heel for balance can be touchy too. I have decided not to opt for surgery at this stage, although it should be covered by my health insurance now. Silver_13, I would love to hear your thoughts and updates on your recovery, best of luck
12:42:34 PM
Had a bucket handle tear in my medial meniscus repaired 6 weeks ago. Its not pleasant, especially as the recovery period is much longer than a removal (3-6months as opposed to about 6 weeks) but I'm glad he did it as I'm less likely to get arthritis later. Like you, it didn't trouble me too much but I'm happy I had it done - I could never squat down and I just wasn't confident using that leg properly.

12:49:33 PM
On 24/09/2009 StuE wrote:
>Had a bucket handle tear in my medial meniscus repaired 6 weeks ago...
>I'm glad he did it as I'm less likely to get arthritis later.

Thats great to hear StuE. From what I gather mine is not repairable so if I get it done its the old snip snip. I plan to wait till its really bothering me. At the moment, it is not one of the many things limiting my climbing (technique, endurance, footwork, technique, technique, etc.)
1:19:05 PM
thanks for good wishes ambyeok. This is actually second knee I had operated. 8 yrs ago i went to gym after a long break from rockclimbing (>10yrs), thought I'm still as flexible and strong as years ago so I've put my left foot on a hold at maybe waist level, pushed hard and heard a cracking sound inside of my left knee, this was the inner side meniscus. Hoped it would somehow heal but after a few months, the cracked piece broke away and the knee locked up. So arthroscopy was the only option. Back then, the surgeon did not send me to physio to help with recovery, this could be why my left knee still hurts sometimes and I have to be careful with it. Then while my left knee was sick, my right one started hurting, perhaps because of me limping. Then it recovered, then started hurting again etc. Last year I went trekking/mountaineering and by the end of the trip, it was hurting a lot while walking down. Then again it recovered. In June, after some gym climbing, it became painful again and never fully recovered so I decided to go for operation. Heaps of loose bits cleaned up. Same story, the inner meniscus. I guess it all could be a consequence of my hard mountaineering years but one thing I know is we need to be more careful as we become older. Especially in gyms as there is not as much variety there as is on natural rock. My advice to you is watch you knee very carefully, perhaps try to find out which moves could be potentially harmful for it. If you hold on for operation for too long, a larger piece may break out- that's what my surgeon said. Good luck.
Richard Delaney
3:45:09 PM
I had an ACL & PCL reconstruction on my left knee nearly 10 years ago. Post op the
physio said he wanted to see me 3 times a week. That was going to be very difficult as
I live in Katoomba and he was in Crows Nest (North Sydney) and I could not drive as I
had a manual car.

I asked him why so often and he replied that most(!) people don't really do the work
unless it was under direct supervision. I said I'd do everything he gave me to the letter as
often as he required - and in that case he decided once a week for the first 2 weeks then
went down to monthly for the rest of the 9 months I had to wear the brace.

Make sure your physio is used to working with motived people who really want to get
better - and do the work. I did 1 to 2 hours a day for that whole time. And it was the
only time I came close to pulling one-armers as I was on crutches do a few km a day
too. There wasn't much else I could do as I was limited between 30-60deg off straight
and not allowed to bear any weight on that leg.

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