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Mar 11, 2013
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So just tore my ACL and I have no idea where to begin the healing process. Any help is much appreciated. Tits McGee
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Fulkerson has always gone above and beyond when I need to be fixed. J. Broussard
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I had a patella tendon graft about 7 years ago. It was in Virginia so I can't get you a local recommendation. It took me about 6 months to get back into hiking, 9 until running, and after 1 year I felt "normal" again. Now I hardly ever notice my knee at all, except after a longgg day of hiking - the second I stop it gets much tighter (feels like it needs some oil in there like the Tin Man).

The first week post surgery blows and in general the first month as well. Hit the PT hard and keep at it for the full year of recovery, but don't rush the process. Sure if you take the same PED's like Adrian Peterson did then you can come back and rush for over 2,000 yards next year, but 1 year is the typical recovery time to get back to 95-99%.

I should note that I don't have any restrictions on any activities now. Recovery is a bitch, but you can come back just as strong as you were before. Maybe you want to avoid crazy drop knees as you return to form, but I believe Sharma might have had an ACL tear (I read he had a significant knee injury) and doesn't seem to stop him.
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While we are at it, can someone recommend an ankle ortho? Anywhere from Boulder to south Denver works. A friend has recommended Dirk Dolbeare at Boulder Ortho. Greg D
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William P Cooney, M.D at Front Range Orthopedics in Longmont... Scoped my knee and has done many surguries on my co-workers and everyone has been very pleased... check out his profile frontrangeorthopedics.com/MEET... Justin Compton
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I've heard people recommend Eric Mccarty @ CU Sports Medicine. I've only had a meniscus tear clean up done by him. No complaints & he let me watch the whole thing on a monitor. reboot
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Mar 12, 2013
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Thank you all for your input and suggestions. I have an appointment with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic tomorrow. I figure if they are good enough for the Broncos and the Rockies, they probably will do an okay job on my knee! Tits McGee
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Greg D wrote:
While we are at it, can someone recommend an ankle ortho? Anywhere from Boulder to south Denver works. A friend has recommended Dirk Dolbeare at Boulder Ortho.


I've been to Dr. Ocel at Cornerstone Ortho group in Louisville with good surgical results for ligament work and bone spur removal, but the best ankle guy without a doubt is Dr. Robert Leland at Mapleton ortho in Boulder. He also has an office down south Denver somewhere. He did an extensive rework of my ankle that involved a lot of bone, tendon and ligament work and I've had better results than even he expected. All the other docs I saw just wanted to fuse my ankle.
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I second Dr. Leland at Mapleton Hill. Josh Janes
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Although they didn't do my knee surgery a few years ago, S&H did my sisters and they are the 'tits' so that should work for you.

Sorry to see the bad news Doug. Quick healing to you.
-Jon
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Mar 12, 2013
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cheifitj wrote:
Although they didn't do my knee surgery a few years ago, S&H did my sisters and they are the 'tits' so that should work for you. Sorry to see the bad news Doug. Quick healing to you. -Jon



Thanks Jon,
I may be picking your brain on rehab tips here soon.
Tits McGee
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Mar 12, 2013
Dr. Lynn voss
Boulder orthopedic and sports medicine was awesome for me. Nice guy and amazing surgeon.
Chalk Norris
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Drigan Wieder also at Mapleton Hill Ortho. Did both my wife's shoulders and who I'll be going to to clean up some cartilage in my knee if I decide to pull the trigger on the 'scope this Spring. Kevin Craig
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Mar 12, 2013
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crankenstein wrote:
I've been to Dr. Ocel at Cornerstone Ortho group in Louisville with good surgical results for ligament work and bone spur removal, but the best ankle guy without a doubt is Dr. Robert Leland at Mapleton ortho in Boulder. He also has an office down south Denver somewhere. He did an extensive rework of my ankle that involved a lot of bone, tendon and ligament work and I've had better results than even he expected. All the other docs I saw just wanted to fuse my ankle.


Thanks! I ended up going to Dr Ng. Turns out I broke off a chunk of bone in my ankle as well as some other damage. Not sure if I need surgery yet.
Greg D
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Hey--obviously I'm late in the game about this post/stream, but I've got to weigh in on dr. Lynn Voss: guys, he's awesome--really nice but more importantly, really good... I mean really good. He did my ACL surgery and I couldn't be more pleased-- recovery was a breeze and follow-up care was exceptional. I highly recommend him! Annabel
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