Sara's Story

by Sara
(Pueblo, CO, USA)

I completely tore my ACL. I tore my LCL and biceps tendon. I also have damage to my peroneal nerve; all in one injury.


I was playing soccer. I don't remember what exactly happened, but I had surgery done to fix my ligaments and the nerve is gradually coming back. The day I got hurt was April 21, 2007. I got surgery done on November 14, 2007.

No one in Colorado wanted to touch my knee so I went to Houston to have everything checked out and the surgery done.

The emergency room just took x-rays and couldn't find anything wrong. An MRI was done and the torn ligaments were seen. The nerve damage wasn't noticed until I saw an orthopedist who noticed I couldn't lift my foot up.

Physical therapy prior to surgery didn't help the nerve damage. At six months after the surgery my nerve still isn't 100 percent.

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Oct 23, 2015
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Oct 22, 2015
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Dear Sara, I can only imagine you painful feeling due to that unnoticed ill nerves! Hope everything now is far better!

Sep 24, 2015
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Aug 31, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Sara you have really serious sports injuries. I guess it hurts really bad. Because all of your injuries are internal. If they are not taken seriously in the long run they can be really damaging. I advise you go see a good orthotic. I think because you have nerve issues so it may take long time to recover. Best of luck for future.

Jul 09, 2008
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biceps tendon
by: john choboian

I forgot to mention that I tore my biceps tendon skiing in Teluride in 2001.

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Jul 09, 2008
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Peroneal nerve damage
by: John Choboian

Hi Sara,

You're the first person I've ever had contact with since I had my injury. Intersting - your story was the first I saw on this webstite.

I tore my LCL and stretched my peroneal nerve playing college football in September of 1984. I was completely unable to lift my left foot for 6 months. It has slowly been recovering since. I'd say I have about a 1/3 of the strength and function back. My Dorsi flexion is good but everting is very limited.

Despite this debilitating injury I've competed in numerous triathlons, I rock climb 5.12 ice climb very well, mtn. and rode bike and tele ski 40 days a year. I often wonder how I've been able to do all this with this nerve damage.

Please don't take the following advise I'm going to give you lightly. If you haven't had custom orthodics made you really want to talk to a good podiatrist about them. I use to "tough" it out when I was younger and wear old shoes, but now I'm paying for it. I have arthritis in my right foot - "good foot". The right side of my body tends to take the brunt of the workload during activity.

I'd very much like to hear about the current condition of your injury. Please contact me anytime.

good luck

John Choboian


May 15, 2008
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Thanks for sharing your story
by: Bart - SII

Sara, thanks so much for sharing your story. It sounds like you had quite the injury. I hope that your recovery is going well. It can take a long time to restore function to nerves - and unfortunately there is not a lot that can be done other than waiting.

I wish you the best of luck. Please comment back and keep us all updated on how you progress.


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