Since we, riders, have more metals and artificial limbs than any other group of people, I was wondering if anyone here had any kind of knee surgery done.
As my ID may have revealed to some of you, I am a long time Taekwondo (that's a korean martial arts) practioner, and I injured my knee about 5 years ago in a tournament. I partially tore my left ACL and damaged my miniscus. Although my knee never felt the same, and it would buckle once in a while during practice, my doctor never thought it was severe enough for a surgery. He basically just told me to stop doing martial arts.
Well, kicking and getting kicked is one of my favorite passtime, so I never stopped. And 2 days ago, I really really twisted the same knee pretty badly. It was making all kinds of cruching noise, and I can't even straighten it out right now. I am on my way to a specialist with MRI and all that.
I've not heard of a good story about reconstructive knee surgery, but I know professionals get them done a lot. I have seen many compete after a surgery. But I guess they spend millions to fix their knee too. I can't do that.
In any case, I really want to be kicking (and get kicked) again. I want to be able to practice the art to some level until I can't walk.
So, is there anyone that has any relevent experience or advise to share?