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Ruptured ACL :( want to play footy!

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Is there any chance of me playing footy again after rupturing my ACL? well without an operation if I can!
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Probably not without an operation. Is it a good standard that you play?
#2
I tore my cruciate and went for the op...its a long recovery :(

If you dont want to go down the op route you should build your hamstrings up like a beast and that should allow you to play on and off. Had a mate decided to do this but you do have to build them up = lots and lots of gym time
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cbryanp
I tore my cruciate and went for the op...its a long recovery :(

If you dont want to go down the op route you should build your hamstrings up like a beast and that should allow you to play on and off. Had a mate decided to do this but you do have to build them up = lots and lots of gym time


ah man, thanks for the help, I think i might need to have the op then, want to be back playing as soon as possible, nothing professional but I want to get into the uni team, and I have a passion, and it's the only sport i'm good at, i've tried doing other things for fun, but footy is the best thing ever!
#4
Indeed the op is the best way to go. There is a lot of things to do to prepare for the op and make recovery much quicker after. Its shocking how much your hamstring wastes away so its best to focus on building them up now as much as possible and keep doing balance exercises such as standing on a pillow on one leg and throwing a ball against the wall and catching it. Start with the hard work now and it will def pay off in the long run. Best of luck
#5
cbryanp
Indeed the op is the best way to go. There is a lot of things to do to prepare for the op and make recovery much quicker after. Its shocking how much your hamstring wastes away so its best to focus on building them up now as much as possible and keep doing balance exercises such as standing on a pillow on one leg and throwing a ball against the wall and catching it. Start with the hard work now and it will def pay off in the long run. Best of luck


thanks mate :)
#6
I had the op in Nov 07 after doing mine.

They used part of my hamstring to reconstruct my ACL.

I have not been the same since and my hamstring 'goes' all the time no matter how much physio i have.

I have today been again for an MRI on my ACL as they cocked it up so been having problems since, I decided to go private this time
#7
Build your muscles up as best you can if your leg is still stable & only have the op as a last resort.
I've had two operations using ligaments from my thigh & knee & my leg has never been the same, I couldn't pass a medical after & the doctors said I could never play football again.
I completely tore my acl & damaged my mcl though so probably worse than you.
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I completely tore my ACL in 2006, but spared my other ligaments and meniscus during an innocuous tackle playing 5 a side. I waited a year before I had the op as I had to delay it due to exams at the time.

I was only playing footy for a bit of fun and exercise at the time and my knee actually felt much better at the end of that year. I decided to have the op anyway because it never felt 100% the same and I was feeling twinges when I did any twisting.

I had the hamstring graft and had physio after the op. Rehab progressed really well and I was pleased that I was back to running painfree after a few months. 3 years on im relatively happy with how its turned out but the knee still doesnt feel 100%. I find it difficult to squat fully or sit on the floow cross legged for prolonged periods. The knee can be painful after driving long distances or on a long haul plane. I also feel I dont have the same 'trust' in my knee and cant play football carefree as before.

Despite this I would still recommend surgery if the knee is causing you considerable trouble a few months after your injury or if you play to a high standard. Things you can do to help yourself are strengthen your quads and hamstrings before and after your op to maximise the stability around your knee.

Good luck, I hope it all goes well for you whatever you decide :thumbsup:

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