Joining army after ACL surgery

by Tarun
(Chandigarh , India)


Hello , i'm Tarun from India. I had my acl surgery on 19th october(more than 3 months ago). I'm doing my physio and even started gym. I just have some pain when i do a light jogging but i'm pretty sure that it will get better with time. I do stationary cycling regularly too.

I have my army interview coming up in about a month but my doctor strictly said NO to me because my knee is not strong enough for the physical training. But i'll be appearing for the interview again in probably october. Then it would be 1 year after my surgery.
So i want to ask this , that will I be good enough to go for that then ?
Also a doctor said to me that he doesn't think that I should join army because it's possible that i'll not be satisfied with my knee some years later like in 10 years because of the too much physical activities. But I have all my heart to join the army. It is what i've dreamed of. I want to know your precious opinion on this.
You'd be helping me a lot if you reply to this.

Please reply to this. I'll be very grateful.

Regards.

Tarun

Comments for Joining army after ACL surgery

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 09, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstar
indian nevy NEW
by: vishwa

I want to join Indian Nevy,it is my childhood hobby,but when i was in fifth standard i got seviour stomach pain, i cannot tollerate that,i got Appendix opperation at that time, Now i am ok and free, Can I join Indian Nevy, Because this is my Ambition and dream to Join Indian Nevy, So please reply me at this number
7795115020 (VISHWA)

May 12, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Reply
by: Anonymous

I got my surgery done from PGI, Chandigarh.. Doctor's name is M.S. Dhillon... He's one of the best here...

May 12, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
HELP REQUIRED
by: satish

hi
u had ur construction surgery done by whom as i am also planning to have that surgery done.can u send the details of dr & the hospital to jaivanis@yahoo.co.in

Feb 08, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Reply
by: Tarun

Thank you Mr. Bart.. I really appreciate you for your reply.. I would definitely consider your opinion. Sir, can you give me some useful tips for faster recovery ? That would be very great... Thank you very much...

Regards

Feb 08, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
long term knee effects
by: Bart - SII

I would agree with your doctor about the upcoming interview - you likely would not be ready for the physical training required when joining the Army. As far as in October - it would depend on how you progressed between now and then. Many people are able to return to active sports activities after ACL reconstruction, and live very active lives.

Avoiding long term effects is dependent upon making sure that you keep up with strengthening and exercise of the knee. That can help to reduce long term problems and weakness. Ultimately, see how your recovery progresses over the next few months and then see where you stand with regards to your knee function.

Bart

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Sports Injury Answers - Knee Ligaments.