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ACL and meniscus repair surgery physical therapy days 16-21 (week 3)

January 19, 2012

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Week 3 was a big week. Definitely one of those “turning a corner” phases. Week 3 was the first time I got in the pool, first time on the elliptical for a meaningful duration, first time I added weight to the strengthening exercises, and the first time I walked! As I mentioned, days 11-14 got […]

ACL and meniscus repair rehab: Days 12-15

January 13, 2012

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This was originally supposed to be days 11-14, however, I wasn’t able to see my surgeon until day 12. Thus, this turned into days 12-15. Day 12 brought about some big changes in the rehab. Most noticeably the ability to BEND MY DAMN LEG! I had some x-rays taken to examine the reconstruction and make […]

What’s the deal with eggs and high cholesterol?

January 9, 2012

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This is covered ad nauseam on the internet. Therefore, I’m not going to go into a ton of detail. I’m going to try and present a few useful guidelines for eggs and cholesterol in your diet. Like many things on the internet, this is only discussed in extremes. The first: “OH MY GOD NEVER TOUCH […]

Reconstructive ACL and meniscus repair surgery: Physical therapy days 2-11

January 6, 2012

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I’m now a couple weeks out from my reconstructive ACL and meniscus repair surgery. I wrote what I did the day of the surgery here. Next up is what days 2 through 11 looked like. The bold indicates something that changed from day 1. Changes include weight bearing as tolerated up to 50%, the inclusion […]