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  • #76
    I know they've made serious strides in treating these damn injuries over the past 10-15 years, but I wish they could somehow magically cut them down to a 2 months out. Speed up the rehab process.
    It's amazing that LARS technology is not being used in the NFL and NBA yet. We have been using it over here in the AFL(Aussie Rules) for 3 years now, cuts the duration of an ACL from 9 months to 3 months. It is revolutionary and has not been tested over sustained periods but so far all the guys who have used it in the AFL have had no issues with it.

    Basically the majority of the recovery on a traditional knee reconstruction is actually the hamstring or patella tendon that is used to reconstruct the ACL(depending on the type of surgery depends on which one) the ACL itself is fairly good after a couple of months. LARS uses a synthetic material to repair the ACL instead of ripping apart another body part to do it.

    I'd be shocked if an NFL player doesn't try it in the next year or so, especially relevant for college seniors with no chance at a red shirt and older players who can't afford the 9 months out.

    You heard it here first when it happens ;). I just wish I'd had the extra 5 grand so I could have had it done when I blew out my knee earlier this year, instead I'm up for 9 months rehab... yay!

    Also... the ACL itself isn't the "painful" part, walking off after a knee injury is very rarely a good sign, I came back and trained 3 times on mine before hurting it again and getting it checked properly. The ACL doesn't hurt at all basically, its the ligaments on the side(MCL, PCL and LCL) that hurt like hell if you tear them but are also the minor ones that take far less time to heal.
    Last edited by wogitalia; 08-03-2010, 10:57 PM.


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    • #77
      Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
      You heard it here first when it happens ;). I just wish I'd had the extra 5 grand so I could have had it done when I blew out my knee earlier this year, instead I'm up for 9 months rehab... yay!
      I dislocated my knee cap playing ultimate frisbee in March and there was no way I was walking on it after. My knee was just plain dead....not really that painful, didn't hurt much more than a sprain or something like that, but it just couldn't support any weight or bend without help.

      Was really scared it was an ACL for a while....the first 3 doctors (ER, family doc who I needed a referral from and ortho surgeon I was referred to) were all pretty sure it was, but after I finally got an MRI with a sports medicine doctor (this is like 2 weeks later...) it was just the knee cap.

      ******* knee injuries....I think only something involving the spine or internal organs is worse.

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      • #78
        Ultimate frisbee is awesome that is all...

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        • #79
          http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/traini...ory?id=5433972

          First Greenway breaks his leg before his rookie season, now Edds tears his ACL before his rookie season. Sad panda. :(

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          • #80
            ******* knee injuries....I think only something involving the spine or internal organs is worse.
            Deafness/Blindness would also trump them for sure in my book, not to mention brain damage, which I guess is internal organs.

            Could totally see how a knee cap would do it, I was basically hoping for that, once you hear the "pop" there are really only two options and knee cap is just an amazing option compared to ACL...


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            • #81
              Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
              Also... the ACL itself isn't the "painful" part, walking off after a knee injury is very rarely a good sign, I came back and trained 3 times on mine before hurting it again and getting it checked properly.
              Yeah, been there and done that. Mine kept buckling out form under me every time I tried to run - didnt really hurt though. IF there is a God, he absolutely sucks at designing things.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Timbathia View Post
                Yeah, been there and done that. Mine kept buckling out form under me every time I tried to run - didnt really hurt though. IF there is a God, he absolutely sucks at designing things.
                That is just entirely untrue


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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Bengals78 View Post
                  That is just entirely untrue

                  not that great

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                  • #84
                    First Greenway breaks his leg before his rookie season, now Edds tears his ACL before his rookie season. Sad panda. :(
                    Iowa is to LBs what Duke is to NBAers?


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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by bam bam View Post
                      not that great
                      Can't tell if serious.....

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                      • #86
                        He may have designed that... unfortunately he also designed the little rat featured man that she is with and thus destroyed what could have been.

                        He also designed that bikini that is covering her ;)


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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
                          He may have designed that... unfortunately he also designed the little rat featured man that she is with and thus destroyed what could have been.

                          He also designed that bikini that is covering her ;)


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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
                            Deafness/Blindness would also trump them for sure in my book, not to mention brain damage, which I guess is internal organs.

                            Could totally see how a knee cap would do it, I was basically hoping for that, once you hear the "pop" there are really only two options and knee cap is just an amazing option compared to ACL...
                            Ok, deaf/blindness yeah....my mind was more in things that can happen in a sports related activity.

                            Regardless, knee injuries suck really really really bad. I hope some new way to treat them speeds it up, because the current methods really do all suck and take forever.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by njx9
                              holy ****, i wasn't the only one. people look at me like i'm crazy when i tell them i knocked both of my knee caps out of place in high school.
                              At once? Cause that would be terrible if they were anything like mine. You'd be in a wheel chair for a while....

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                              • #90
                                In one play as a junior, I dislocated my knee cap and sprained my ankle bad.

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