ACL Injury and Recovery Blog

Summary

  • I heard a pop when I twisted my knee climbing and completely tore my right ACL
  • I got an MRI done (I shopped around and managed to get it bulk billed – no expense for me thanks to the Australian Government)
  • I wanted to be able to climb and ski again so getting my ACL surgically reconstructed was the best option
  • Surgery didn’t need to be done immediately, actually I needed to heal my knee up as much as possible to help with post-surgery rehab
  • I’d be off climbing and skiing for 9 months 
  • But the surgery is straightforward and the injury is quite common

Timeline

  • The injury
  • Before surgery
  • Day of surgery
  • Day 1 post surgery
  • Week 1
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • Week 5
  • Week 6 & 7
  • Month 3
  • Month 6
  • Month 9
  • Month 12