ACL Surgery Stories

ACL surgery stories are a great way to share your experiences, and to get reassurance and motivation for the recovery process. ACL surgery is a big deal. It is completely normal to feel scared, worried, anxious, and even be a little freaked out. I always ask my patients before surgery if they are nervous. I haven't had one tell me that they weren't.

I was talking to one recently and he said that he was "kinda freaked out" when he found out he was going to have his reconstruction.

What did he do to ease some of those feelings? He searched the web to find stories of other peoples surgeries. He wanted to know what to expect, and what other people had gone through. Maybe you have done the same thing?

Sharing your story can be a great way to relieve some of the stress you are feeling about your upcoming or just done ACL surgery. It provides an outlet for you to express some of those feelings you have. It will also help others to learn more about what they should expect for their surgery and rehab.

Please, share your ACL surgery experiences with Sports Injury Info. Tell a little bit about how you injured your knee, when your surgery is, or was, and what things have been like since your surgery. Was it what you expected? Have things been going well? Any tips you want to share? I want to hear all about it.

Unfortunately, I am no longer able to take new story submissions. I hope to be able to take new submissions in the near future. You can continue to comment on current stories - there are hundreds to read through to get reassurance, motivation, and to learn about the ACL Surgery process.

Other ACL Surgery Stories...

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Stories of Multiple ACL Tears 
Well it has been 6 days since ACL surgery. I used my patella tendon. I had very good range of motion before surgery. I injured myself skiing at Grand …

Australia - Christian's soccer acl recovery age 13 
Hi guys, I'm now nearly 6 months into my recovery. I had a FFA soccer scholarship and things were looking good until I injured myself on the 2nd day …

Ian's ACL surgery 
I was a pretty good soccer player and was going to be a freshman in high school. My brother played football so I decided to see if I could kick a field …

Paul's ACL Expericence 
I am a Forty year old middle school teacher. Two years ago, (December of 2009) I completely tore my right ACL while coaching my basketball team. I was …

Need help/advice 
I need some help or advice. But I guess I should start by explaining my story. I tore my ACl, LCL and meniscus, so I had surgery to repair and fix them …

Kris' ACL re-tear reconstruction 
Hi. I'm a 37 year old athletic woman & RN who enjoys running, exercise & being active with my family. Well, 20 years ago as a 16 year old cheerleader, …

15 year old ACL injury story 
It was the greatest time of my life. I was at my favorite volleyball camp in the world, and that day seemed to be perfect. My roommate and I were having …

Surgery or Wait and See ? 
Completed my first year of BJJ and I popped my right knee while controlling an opponent during live action. I talked to my sports surgeon and he read the …

My 3rd ACL surgery, age 16  
Hello, my name is Colette. I thought I would write my story on here because I need some advice. Soccer was/has always been a huge part of my life. …

16-year-old's ACL story 
I was involved in an indoor soccer league over last winter to prepare my for my outdoor season with my highschool. It was going to be my sophomore season, …

Kate's ACL Surgery Nightmare 
My name is Kate I am a Fitness Instructor and I tore my ACL Sept 2010 in a soccer gf. I had my ACL Recon in December of that same year,everything went …

Damiens ACL Experience 
I was playing football on a Saturday afternoon 7 weeks ago and in mid run my left foot came down at a slight angle and my knee went sideways and cracked. …

Ruptured ACL, no 'popping sound'. age 17. soccer injury. 
I am a 17 year old female. I am pretty athletic. About a month ago, Oct. 8, 2011, my ACL was ruptured. I was playing in the first district game of soccer. …

Grace's ACL Story  
Hey, I'd thought I'd share my story or what has happened so far. I'm a high school senior this year and for the past few years I've tried out for my …

52 years old /ACL and Meniscus repair  
First off good site. It's very motivating I'm a 52 year old female. I had an arthroscopy 8 years ago and had a partial tear of the ACL on my right …

Third time is a charm!...hopefully 
My story starts as a freshman in high school. I had just finished my season as an offensive lineman on my High School football team. I had just come off …

M.A.'s story - ACL/LCL/PCL, IT band, popliteus tendon, femur fracture 
Here is my brief story - now that I am 1 month post-op and on the mend, I feel I am able to share my progress so far. I'm a physician, played soccer …

Paige's ACL Story 
Last year in June, I was 14 years old and was at one of my first high school soccer open gyms. I was really excited and ready to go, as most freshman are. …

Surprisingly GOOOOOOD so far (: 
I'm a sixteen year old girl and i played badminton competitively. I played almost 7 days a week sometimes twice a day. Training 5 times a week on court …

Dreaming 
I guess I thought I should get my story out there. None of my friends really understand why I feel so upset and even not myself. . . I've been playing …

Jason ACL & Meniscus tear IRELAND! 
Hi guys,thought id share mine too. Im 20 and football, is MY LIFE! I play GAA football here in Ireland, and on August 24th, things changed dramatically …

Bri's ACL and Meniscus Injury 
I am a sixteen year old girl, and a junior in high school.... I play on the jv and varsity volleyball team at my school... I don't consider my self to …

Second ACL Injury from Soccer 
I am a sixteen-year-old junior in high school. Last year in September I completely tore my left ACL and had some meniscus damage playing soccer in a Labor …

ACL Surgery Stories from High School Athletes 
It's hard to believe I'm at home right now while the team I worked almost 8 years for is out doing everything I worked for, playing varsity basketball. …

Sarah's ACL Story 
I am a 15 year old girl who has played soccer as long as i can remember. I had surgery a year and 3 months ago on my ACL and meniscus, 2 weeks before my …

A Success Story (so far so good) 
You hear the countless horror stories of athletes tearing their ACL's and having to miss entire seasons. We all know that person with the bad knee that …

Em's ACL Story 
Hello Everyone, I tore my ACL in late June and recently came across this website and thought that it might help me out to share my story. I am …

Missa's ACL Storie 
My sophmore year in high school i was starting to shine on the basketball court. I even started dressing and playing varsity. A little more than half-way …

MY JOURNEY THROUGH THIS HARDSHIP. 
Hey there everyone, I am a fifteen year old high school girl and just suffered an ACL injury. I did it in a summer league basketball game of June …

My ACL surgery- and beyond! 
I'm off to have my ACL reco tomorrow!(July 18) Bit nervous, but trying to stay positive. It's an old netball injury from almost 20 years ago, but having …

Kate's ACL surgery (full story) 
hey everyone, i tore my acl in November of 2010, in the last soccer game of my season. I'm 15 now, it was my freshman year, and i was a very good player, …

1 to 3 years after ACL/MCL Surgeries 
Hello. I am a 17 year old female who tore her left ACL, MCL and meniscus in September 2009 when I was 16. It was in a soccer tournament showcase. I did …

Athletes nightmare 
Throughout my entire life I have been involved in competitive sports and nothing made me feel better then competing. One day at football practice my life …

Crystal's ACL & Meniscus Surgery 
Hi my name is Crystal and I'm 25 yrs old. I wanted to share a little bit of my story in hopes of getting some feed back from those of you who have been …

College Athlete's ACL Injury & Surgery 
For the past 3 years I have played & started on the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams at my NCAA Division III College. I've also been an all-region lacrosse …

Allan's ACL reconstruction & meniscus repair. 
It's currently June 2011 and i've just had my operation; the injury occured in August 2009 in a soccer match! Quite simply it's been two years of hell, …

The Second One was Worse... 
Hey all. I was a tri-sport varisty athlete my junior year of high school; volleyball, basketball, and soccer. My true love was for basketball, and …

Third and Final ACL surgery 
Hey everyone, I'm currently recovering from my third ACL surgery, and this one has easily been the most difficult on me mentally. I feel like I need to …

Anna Marie's ACL Tear. I will be Better! 
I'm 15 and I tore my acl playing in a high level travel soccer game, on April 9. It didn't hurt, I could still walk, but I knew something was wrong. I …

13 year old girl soccer player tore acl! 
Okay well first off I am now 14 but I just turned 14. I tore my acl when I was 13 though. I play for a travel soccer team & we were in Indiana for our …

Viv's ACL Surgery 
Hello everyone, my name is Vivian and I had reconstructive ACL surgery on March 16th, 2011. My ACL tore completely off the femur in a softball game when …

Andrea's ACL Surgery & Recorvery Story 
I'm 38 years old and tore my ACL skiing. I also sustained damage to my meniscus. After the initial injury my range of motion was limited (I could not …

3 strikes, I'm out! 
My name is Amy, I'm 17 years old and a senior in high school and i'm going for my third knee surgery Tuesday (3/29/11). When I was a 14 years old, my freshman …

My ACL Injury 
Hi, I am 16 and on Feb 26th I was playing in a basketball tournament. I was dribbling up the floor and did an "in and out" with the ball and I guess I …

5 Year wait before surgery, in recovery 
Maybe this can help someone. I tore my ACL almost 5 years ago, and only a month ago had the surgery. Initially it was misdiagnosed as partially torn, …

Soccer Player's worst nightmare.  
My name is Charles, and 10 days ago I had ACL reconstruction, they replaced what was left of mine with one from a cadaver (however you spell it), and I …

My ACL Story 
I am 16 years old, and a sophomore. I have been playing softball for as long as I can remember, it is my favorite thing in the world. I have also been …

The worst news of my life, 
I am 17 years old and I have been playing soccer ever since I could remember, about 3 or 4 years old. It truly is my life. But on friday December 10th, …

Better than EVER 
I am 58 years old. Years ago, I must have torn my ACL, and have lived with a "trick knee" which would go out at any time. My surgeon reviewed my MRI …

my story 
I am 13 years old and have recently torn my ACL during a basketball practice. I jumped up for a layup and heard a sort of pop in my knee. Since the year …

Shawanda's ACL Surgery 
Hi my name is Shawanda I'am a 36yr female; I completely tore my ACL left knee on 09/11/10 in a dancing contest. My first ACL reconstruction/repair surgery …

Brendan's ACL tear/surgery/recovery. Football and Track. 
I am a 17 year old Junior in high school and I've been training to be the absolute best I can be for football and track for the past few years. Track …

Sally 
Hi, so I came across this site when my dad forwarded it to me. I've been feeling really down lately and when I read that talking about what has happened …

Best Surgery/Best knee? Matthew Mel ACL story 
Hi everyone! Have been reading a few stories here and want to share mine as well. I think everyone will always have a questions and thoughts about this …

ACL Recovery after Football 
I am a 16 year old male who worked out intensely for the past 3 years to get where i am in sports. Daily training that started at 2:15 and ended at 9:00. …

ACL Injurie from soccer 
I am 15, and a sophomore in High school. 3 1/2 weeks ago I was playing in a pre-season varsity soccer tournament with my high school team. I was running …

Chelle's ACL Surgery 
Hi, I'm a 21 yr old active, athletic college student - that was until my injury. I was tackled in an intramural flag football game the beginning of September. …

My Story 
Hi My name is ashley, I am 14 years old. I tore my ACL in a allstar basketball game on April 23, 2010. IT was the worse pain Ive ever had. I could here …

Bryan's ACL Surgery 
I hurt my knee about a month and a half ago playing basketball. I chased down my own rebound heading out of bounds and jumped to save it threw it back …

Going Big and Going Home: Jessica's ACL Story 
I am a 21-year-old female, who spends her free time during the winter, snowboarding at an in-state resort, less than 3 hours away. It was my 28th day on …

College ACL surgery 
i had my right ACL reconstruction surgery three months ago with a patella cadaver after tearing my ACL playing soccer for my college. A couple of things …

Samantha's ACL, Meniscus surgery 
Had ACL surgery (cadaver allograft) on Wednesday the 24th(Feb). Medial Meniscus was repaired as was some shaggy looking cartilage. The first day was …

a.q. ACL Reconstruction 
Hello, I'm one month post op with a patellar graft. I injured my right knee on december 10th tearing my acl mcl and meniscus. It happened while i was playing …

Misty's ACL Surgery  
On Sunday, November 15, 2009, I was playing recreational volleyball and soccer in my backyard with a group of about 15 friends ranging from ages 13 - 50. …

Tina's ACL Story - My First Major Injury 
I've played competitive soccer since I was 10 years old. No matter what has happened to me in my life, soccer has always been my outlet. In fact, that's …

ACL Surgery Next week(25th Feb 2010) 
Hello everyone, I have been going through some of the experiences shared by fellow readers and I must say, my apprehension about the surgery has completely …

Could an MRI be wrong in reading an ACL tear??? 
My daughter had patella re-alingment year and now has a screw in her leg right below the knee. She slipped on ice last week and heard a loud "pop". Her …

I Hope My Story Helps Someone Avoid My ACL Journey..... 
As I sit here in my wheelchair, contemplating what the next few weeks and months hold for me I am reading everyone's story here on Sport's Injury Info …

The Trifecta 
I am a 45 year young active male. I play basketball about 4 times a week in 3 different leagues. On Dec. 28th I injured my knee pretty bad. After a …

KT's Long ACL Surgery and Frustrating Rehab 
I blew out my left knee for the first time when I was 15. The surgery went very smooth and re-hab was tough, but it went pretty fast. I was full weight …

Claire - 50 being operated on 12 February 2010 
I partially tore my left ACL back in the 1980s during a skiing accident. It was not diagnosed as such at the time, but the physiotherapist I see now thinks …

BDaniel ACL Surgeries 
In 1976(9th grade) I blew my right knee doing gymnastics. In '78 I had surgery, cartilage removed, pins put in place for something, no formal rehabilitation, …

My MCL, ACL, PCL , Meniscus story 
On December 31st, I had a simple fall when my left ski went out as I was teaching my daughter to ski. I went down and immediately knew that something …

Still Deciding Between Date and Type of Surgery -Sasha's Torn ACL  
I'm a 17 year old girl who tore her right ACL skiing on December 21st, 2009, after poorly landing a jump in the terrain park. It hurt for about 20 seconds …

16 and having my third ACL surgery Tuesday 
I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. Playing Division 1 college soccer has been my dream since I was very young. I first tore my ACL when I …

French Alps: 1, My ACL: 0 
Hi all, I'm ten days out of ACL reconstruction after a ski injury on April 5th. I'm a 42 year-old woman and a healthcare worker in France, and I needed …

Erics ACL,MCL and Partial PCL accident.. Walking info 
So, Little background. I'm 22, Very active in construction labor and sports activity (biking, skateboarding and things). Exactly one month ago, I was …

Caitlin's ACL Surgery and Patella Fracture 
I work for an orthopedic surgeon when I'm home from school so when I tore my ACL I knew it right away and I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen …

Allison's arthrofibrosis problem post ACL surgery 
This is my third post. I need help. I'm a 44 year old firefighter/athlete that wants my life back. I tore my ACL on March 28th, 2009, had reconsruction …

Meg's volleyball ACL rupture 
I just found out I ruptured my ACL and sprained my MCL. I was playing beach volleyball a week ago and came down from a hit and heard my knee pop. It …

Stiffness w/ Surgery Two ACL scar tissue 
I am a 29 year old male. I am very competitive and active. This summer June 14th I tore my ACL, meniscus damage, & and impact fracture when my tibia …

Kirsten's ACL reconstruction 
I'm Kirsten, a 14 year old high school and competitive cheerleader. About 4 weeks ago, I tore my ACL at cheerleading practice while landing my full. …

Susan's ACL surgery and slow, slow recovery 
Being a registered nurse (in orthopaedics for a couple of years), I had a fair idea what I was in for when I ruptured my ACL playing a netball grand final …

Sarah's Second ACL Surgery on the same knee 
So here I am again faced with learning how to walk for the 5th time in my life. This will be my second ACL reconstruction on the same knee. I feel more …

ACL, PCL and MCL surgery 
I had surgery to reconstruct my ACL and PCL with a cadaver graft and also repaired my MCL on July 6, 2009. I am now nine weeks post-op and in the rehab …

THE NUMBER 3: ONE 16 YEAR OLD GIRLS 3rd ACL TEAR & MENISCUS 
My name is Mika I am 16 years old and I LOVE to play soccer. We all have that one thing that makes us happiest in life and mine is soccer. When I'm …

melissa's torn acl. 
I was told on Tuesday by a specialist that I will have to have surgery, or live the rest of my life in a brace. Well, if you know me, a brace just won't …

Bennett's total physeal sparing reconstruction - age 12 
I am sharing this experience for my son and anyone like him who might have this injury at an early age. His injury occurred on the lacrosse field in April. …

Need advice on ACL surgery.. 
Hi everyone, Ok, this is gonna be one confusing situation, do bear with me.. A year ago, I had a partial tear to my ACL due to a blow to the side …

My ACL injury and possible surgery-looking for suggestions 
My name is Ryan and I'm a 22 year old college student. Over a year ago I tore my ACL hiking with my friends. I didn't do anything that would be considered …

Chun's Recovery from Infection post ACL Surgery 
Hi Everyone, I am from Melbourne, Australia. I'd like to share my thoughts on a difficult journey so far. I had a right knee ACL reconstruction …

Knee Surgery Number 6 
This is my 6th knee surgery-the second ACL but on the opposite knee. My first ACL tear was included in the terrible TRIAD which included a torn MCL, ACL …

DONT GIVE UP!! 
Hey, I just had my ACL reconstructed about 7 weeks ago. I blew my ACl my 2nd game of summer basketball. I was devastated when my doctor told me that I …

Kates Acl reconstruction update 
Hi its just me again, i told you guys my story about a month or two months ago.I am now 2 months postop. You can find my story by going here I just …

1st acl surgery ..questions  
I did not injury my knee prior to sports i got pushed over which caused me to fall on top of my knee ..& tore my ligament and cartiledge . I have a few …

Wendy's ACL/Med. meniscus + STAPH infection 
Hi, my name is Wendy and I’m 34 years old. I tore my right ACL & damaged my medial meniscus on April 23 while exercising at an indoor trampoline place …

19/Male torn ACL & MCL; Hamstring Graft 
I've been playing basketball most of my life, and it was my obsession until I tore my ACL. I was practically playing everyday in my school gym (UCI) for …

Carissa's ACL Story 
Hey everyone! I tore my ACL playing soccer. I play Center Midfielder on my school's soccer team. I had the ball and was dribbling down the field when I …

My acl Story! 
I have been playing soccer my whole life (maybe 14 years) and i have never had an injury before. 2 months ago i was finishing my indoor season of, and …

Allison's post ACL surgury complications 
I'm a 44 year old female firefighter and athlete. I tore my right ACL completely om March 28, 09. I had reconstructive surgery using my patellar tendon …

17 year old Female AS-level PE student - torn left knee ACL 
Can I just say, wow! So many people have torn their ACLs and more! ACL tears kind of run in our family; my dad's done both of his and both of my brothers …

Jasmin's ACL Injury 
On December 12, 2008 I was playing in a basketball game when I was sandwiched by two players while jump stopping. As my leg twisted, my knee gave out and …

Ondi's turn 
Ok.. I tore my ACL on April 13 ,09 at a place called Rebounderz.. which is like 12,000 feet of nothing but trampoline. I landed heard a loud double pop …

Mo's ACL recovery 
I had professional football (soccer) tryouts in the US last February and unfortunately during my second day a defender blew out my right knee (out of spite) …

my double ACL story. 
Im a basketballer, and as soon as i started playing seniors i saw a girl do her ACL every year. and thought it never happen to me! well i was wrong... …

Karen's ACL/PCL trama 
After having a hell of a day trying to get to Manchester from Bangor, North Wales to play a University Gaelic football match I didn't think the day …

Dwayne's ACL Story 
Hey! I completely tore my ACL and i have a slight tear in my meniscus somewhere. This is my story! I was on local mountains in early March when i decided …

14 year old's ACL injury story/ reconstruction recovery 
Hi! I am 14 years old. i tore my ACL at the end of my varsity bball season. i was posting a girl up, and they were throwing the ball in and when i jumped …

Alyssa'w ACL Surgery 
I had the ACL surgery a week ago and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be and a lot less painful. My recovery is going great and I'm expectng …

Eric's ACL surgery 
In October 2008 I was playing an intramural soccer game and landed on my right leg after a jump. There was a snap and it was too painful to move. I was …

Googs ACL Surgery 
Hi I'm 35 years old and had ACL surgery 7 weeks ago, this is my story so far I was playing soccer Oct 20 2008 when i was tackled from my left hand side, …

Melanie-skiing accident- choosing hamstring ACL option 
Hi, I've learned so much from reading all of the other stories on here! It really is hard to choose what the best option is.... My story....so on March …

Justin's ACL Surgery 
Well, it was bound to happen after twenty years of skiing. I'm a freestyle skier, which means I spend most of my day at the mountain hitting jumps and …

Bart's first week post-op ACL 
I am 30 years of age and I had the ACL in my right knee replaced with a patellar tendon autograft on Tuesday March 31. So I'm in my first week post-op …

6 month post ACL-Where should I be? 
Hi. I am 22 years old. Last September I tore my ACL while playing soccer. I had the ACL reconstructed using my patellar tendon on October 21, 08. So …

Q's ACL Surgery 
I had surgery about a month ago and I was not given a CPM machine after my surgery. I did have that ice pack attached to the cooler which I had to keep …

Elaine's ACL surgery 
I waited 2 years after my skiing accident before having surgery......as i was really scared of the thought of it. I finally got so frustrated that I went …

Rebaboh1 
I injured my knee shortly before the beginning of class on Monday, March 2,2009. The ground was covered w/ a light coating of snow w/ a layer of ice underneath, …

Tina's pre-ACL Surgery anxiety 
I ruptured my ACL and partially tore my MCL in my left knee while skiing December 20th. I had minimal swelling but because I injured myself around the …

Caty's ACL story 
Hey I am 15 and I just made my high school soccer team as a freshman which has always been a dream of mine. This was my first year to be goalie and I was …

Sarah's ACL Surgery 
Tore my ACL on January 31, 2009 skiing (43 year old mom in too much powder). Spent the next 4 weeks on crutches getting ready for surgery. Hoped that …

Colette's ACL story, age 12 
It was November 2007 and i was at a soccer tournament and my team was excited for a win! There was about 3-5 games in the tournament and we started the …

Mark's ACL Surgery  
I read these stories before mine, and it helped! So here's my story..... On Jan. 19th, 2009 I was playing adult league hockey and executed a sharp right …

Claires ACL surgery 
I damaged my knee at a gymnastics training session March 23rd 08 and landed awkwardly from a split jump. Worst pain in my life and I fainted after it due …

Caroline's ACL Story 
I tore my ACL and meniscus on November 14, 2008 and have my surgery tomorrow (well technically today) January 12, 2009. I have a mixed bag of emotions; …

Jo Galloway's ACL Surgery  
I tore my ACL in a step aerobics class. I literally just put my foot forward and felt this huge pop in my knee and my leg buckled. I thought at first I …

April's ACL  
So i play lacrosse and was the lacrosse captain for my high school and on the day of my birthday April 16, 2008, I tore my acl during a game. It didn't …

Paula's ACL Surgery Story-I am 49 
Tearing my ACL has been one of my biggest life lessons in trusting my intuition. In December 2007 I decided to step on a very small tree trunk that fell …

Simple trip, stumble - acl reconstruction ! 
On Sept. 17, 2008, experienced a simple, seemingly innocuous stumble, trip. Well, this simple trip ripped my acl and both meniscus. This happened …

Lori's ACL and meniscus surgery 
I wrecked my knee while out dancing with friends about a month ago. The floor was slippery, and that's really all it took :) The MRI shows a torn ACL …

Mallory's ACL 
I'm 17 yrs old and a high school senior who suffered my ACL tear on September 13, 2008 in a volleyball match. I had my ACL surgery on October 16, 2008 …

Today's the day (December 10, 2008) 
While most of the people that I've read about had their ACL repair right after their injury, I pulled the Superwoman act and waited, thinking things will …

ONLY 16.........GOING TO 17 
Well I am actually re-writing my story bcz the first one I wrote was pretty short and I really couldn't write and express everything I feel. So I injured …

Michelle's ACL Surgery 
I could not figure out how to add to my current page or to add a picture of my knee so here I start again. I am starting to feel discouraged. My …

Jay's second acl reconstruction 
This was my second acl surgery. Both were hamstring grafts. The first was 10 years ago, I was 18 and I don't remember much. I don't remember how long …

17 Year Old Female Soccer Player ACL Surgery 
On the morning of April 2, 2008, my high school soccer team had morning soccer practice after the game the night before. It was our typical practice. We …

Kaitlin's ACL Surgeries 
My first ACL injury was October 13, 2007. I was playing volleyball for my high school team. At this time, I was 14 years old. I tore it when I landed …

Never give up! 
I finally made it to college...I was always told as a young boy that i would never be big enough to play college football. I became determined to make …

K's ACL story... 
I am a 46yo female who had ACL reconstruction surgery 1 week ago using my own hamstring. I also had meniscus damage repaired. I tore my knee Paragliding. …

49 Jazz & Tap Dancer with torn ACL...now what? 
I'm 49 and was on vacation, sitting down doing NOTHING, when another tourist (drunk) body slammed into the side of me when she came to sit down and talk …

Duke's ACL tear 
I tore my right ACL playing in a men's league baseball game. I am 34 years old and a former college and pro ball player. I was playing first base and …

Elaine's ACL Surgery 
I injured my leg last October during a rugby game. At first I didn't realize how serious the injury was. I thought I had simply sprained some of the …

Karen is waiting for her 2nd surgery in 27yrs! 
I am currently waiting for ACL reconstruction and here is my story: In 1982 when I was 16yrs old I tore my ACL playing basketball. After surgery I wore …

Dominique's ACL reconstruction 
Although my story is long, please read it. I am 13 years old and am in 8th grade and live in Logan, Utah. When I originally tore my ACL was on February …

Joel's ACL Kung Fu Tournament  
Hi All, Thanks for reading this. I'm a 33 y/o male and have trained in martial arts for about 17 years (Northern Eagle Claw Kung Fu) so my daily …

6 Torn ACLs 
I am 17 years old, and I have torn my ACLs 3 times in each knee. I now have my 5th and 6th torn ACLs, and I will not have a reconstructive surgery for …

Fire Department Hell 
I am a 20 year old female, part of a volunteer Fire deaprtment in my hometown, Ashcroft BC. One night, one May 28, 2008 at about 8:30 my husband and I …

Krystal's ACL Reconstruction Sept 9th!!!! AHHHH! 
Hi Everyone, I tore my ACL initially in August of 2004 playing soccer... I was slide tackled while all my weight was on my left leg (shooting) OOOOOOOOOUCH …

Michelle's ACL Injury 
Hi, I am a 22 year old female. I tore my ACL playing softball on August 3, 2008. I am getting my surgery around Thanksgiving and I am scared to death. …

Jeff's ACL Injury 
Hi, I'm a 25 year old male who underwent ACL reconstruction last Wednesday, 8.6.08. I also had a partial meniscus tear that needed to be repaired. …

I Couldn't Belive That I Tore My ACL 
I'm a fourteen year old female, and I tore my ACL playing in a softball game the second day that we got out of school, which was May 31st. I was pitching …

Ari's ACL Surgery 
My name is Ari. I am a 15 year-old female who tore my ACL during soccer practice in late February. I wasn’t doing anything major – not like I would in …

Mel's ACL Surgery 
I'm an 18 y.o. female that loves practicing Wushu, or Chinese martial arts. It's not really for combat/sparring, but rather for performing (don't call …

Taylors ACL Surgery 
My names Taylor, I'm 16, going to be a jr in high school. Last summer I hurt my knee playing soccer. When I got the MRI I found out I had torn the meniscus …

Betsy's ACL Surgery 
I am a healthy 47 year old female. I have always been a good athlete and still am, thank goodness. I injured my knee on 01/26/08. Not skiing but weather …

Kyle -21 Yr Old -Athletic Male -ACL hamstring tendon reconstruction 
I tore my ACL in a soccer game in September. A 50 50 tackle caused it ... I heard a crack and was in immediate agony on the floor. I thought my bone had …

Motorcycle wreck causes ACL injury 
I was minding my own business riding my motorcycle to work when a car decided to turn left in front of me - hit it broadside at over 30mph. Rushed to …

Lisa's ACL Surgery 
I tore my right ACL playing basketball the summer going into my junior year. I was sprinting after a player on a fast break and then I suddenly had …

Tim's ACL Experience 
I am a 40 year old male and my ACL experience started at 6:30 a.m. November 9th, 2007. I had gone to the gym, done my normal weightlifting and instead …

Joey's ACL Surgery & Post Op Pain Questions 
In a fateful day in late July, I was rounding the corner playing flag football when suddenly my wonderfully spry knee decided it had had enough, and buckled …

ACL/MCL/Lat. Meniscus/Bone Bruise playing Ultimate Frisbee 
I'm a 20 year old college student who plays ultimate frisbee. A few weeks ago, I twisted my knee when my left cleat stayed in the ground while I turned …

Steves problems after surgery 
I had reconstruction of the ACL via hamstring graft six months ago, following an injury kick boxing february 2008. My recovery has been slow, some what …

ACL Surgery stories and advice Not rated yet
I tore my ACL in March when I was training for my green belt in Taekwondo. When i kicked i fell on my butt and heard a pop on my knee, I thought it was …

Chelsey's ACL Surgery (Pre and Post) Not rated yet
I had previously written my story here about 2 weeks before my surgery. It has now been 3 months since my surgery and things are going quite well. I can …

Dave's ACL & Meniscus surgery (42 years old - active) Not rated yet
I am an active 42 year old male. I injured my knee 09/02/10 playing softball. The play was at home and the ball was coming. Instead of sliding I planted …


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