I am getting surgery on the 29th of December for my knee. I injured it when a horse I was riding reared up and flipped over on my leg, hyper extending my knee. I was originally diagnosed with just severe bone bruising, but my mom demanded an MRI and there was a signigicant amount of blood in the tibial plateau but my patella was displaced 3 cm medially and the patellar ligaments stretched, my acl was ruptured, and my medial meniscus is torn. I put off surgery to finish the rodeo season but it is getting very painful to ride, so Im looking forward to the surgery. There is the Equine Affaire in Los Angeles at the end of January and I was wonderin how soon people were doing weight bearing and their recovery time. My ortho says that I cant ride for 6-8 weeks post op and then I cant gymkhana (western riding speed events) for 8 months due to the possibility of hitting a barrel or pole at a high rate of speed with my knee. I am also wondering if people come back 100%? Thank you to all for your time.
Asked by bladelvr85 - 2 answers - 8 years 25 weeks ago