I’m looking for some knowledge/advice from those who have walked before
me- or perhaps I should say those who have ‘hobbled’ before me.
I had the misfortune of injuring my knee 15 years ago while running down
some stairs. I tore my meniscus and my ACL. The meniscus was removed
entirely with surgery and the ACL was left to heal on it’s own (it was a
partial tear). Well… this winter I slipped on the ice and tore my ACL
again (yes, it was a bummer). I allowed it to heal for two months before
riding and I always wear a CTI brace when I ride, but shortly after
writing my KH24 review I crashed (on the same KH24) and heard the
familiar “pop” sound in my knee. This happened while I was wearing my
CTI brace! It’s now been three and 1/2 weeks and it’s starting to feel
better. I’ve just come back from a two week trip where I swam everyday
and walked about six kilometers nearly everyday, so it’s feeling strong
again. I’ve spoken with a surgeon and I do need to have the ACL repaired
as the joint is quite loose.
That said… has anyone had an ACL reconstruction and how did go for you
(in terms of unicycling)? What type of reconstruction did you have? Do
you wear a sports brace when you Muni? If so what brand? I’m thinking of
upgrading my 15 year old CTI to a CTI-2. I plan to continue MUni-ing
(lightly) this summer and delaying my surgery until fall so I want to be
braced as solidly as possible. After that I won’t be able to ride for
six months -period- and that will be a sad day indeed.
Any advice on sports braces or healing techniques from folks in the know
is greatly appreciated. My goal is to have many happy MUni years with my
son (King MUni-Man) so I want this to go as smoothly as possible.