Originally Posted by loot87
I had ACL reconstruction in 93 on right knee, 94 on my right. Both used patella grafts. Most of the meniscus is gone, but I don't know the particular %.
For the first 15 years, I didn't change anything.
In the last 5 years, I've had to give up on running and basketball. I ride my MTB instead of jogging now.
I cut back on the moguls quite a bit and just content myself to the trees.
I'm 46 now. I still ski and play softball, though I wear cloth, hinged braces. I stopped wearing the carbon-fiber braces a long time ago.
I've had a few goo shots over the years. They help some.
Arthritis has really picked up in the last few years.
The thing that makes the most difference is your workout regimen. Work out your legs a lot and they'll feel stable with minimal pain. Let that slide and you'll be sore all the time.
I'm just buying time until I can get full knee replacements. I'm waiting on the technology to get to where you can get multiple ones per knee so that I don't have to eliminate anymore activities.
Thanks for your feedback. What do you mean you are waiting for technology to improve to get multiple one per knee ?
What is goo shot ? I hear synivum shot can be good to releave arthritic pain. Did you try that ? Was your meniscus trimmed in 94/95 ? I believe this is the main trigger to arthritic changes.