Wishing a fast recovery! Hope you are up and running soon!
Thanks man! The surgeon told me that the menisci and the ACL looked "pristine", which is a good sign. He found a loose chunk of cartilage about 1.5cm long just floating around in the knee. Hopefully, that explains the random sharp pains I have experienced in random places in the knee over the last three months, including at the end of day 2 of the Classic Champs.
I can start cross-training pretty soon, but no running for 3-4 months. So... NAOC?
I've been diagnosed with a small "meniscal tear involving the free edge of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus" of the left knee.
Discomfort comes and goes. Time to look for an orthopedic specialist...
That's good sign indeed! Am guessing he either cut the loose piece off or sewed it back into place. Since he didn't say that you shouldn't be running in the future, I bet we will see you in the woods in at end of summer.
Good news, that knee is getting fixed. Just take it easy this time, I know how much you like to race. I will save my best maps for you :)
Recover fast. Random sharp pains bad, although this gives a whole new idea for how to generate genuinely random numbers that I probably should stop thinking about right about now...
Good luck with the recovery! Be good! I had some broken cartilage back in 2011 and it was a long recovery. The one thing I regret from that surgery is that I didn’t rebuild or keep my quad strength high enough during recovery. Afterwards when I was allowed to start biking, I overdid it and caused a tendinitis of the patella tendon because my quad was week. That tendinitis I felt for years and even flaires up every once in a while now!
Great news Boris!
Battle through the period of inactivity and have faith everything is cool down there. That was the toughest stretch of my recovery - questioning if it worked!
Don't push it.
You'll be running 50km on pavement in no time!! ;)
Wishing you a fast recovery! I´ll join you next week doing rehab from a distance...