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Old 08-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #17
Nick Hunter
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Doctor Report

1. My surgery is on Tuesday and will be a Patella Tendon Graft.

2. I have bone spurs in my ankles. This means my lack of dorsiflexion and resulting calf and achilles tightness is due to mechanical blockage of the ankle. My only option is to get them scoped, and that's not a sure thing either. It will be discussed after the bulk of the ACL recovery is accomplished. A lack of dorsiflexion can put you at risk for ACL tears because the knee will seek that lost range of motion by tracking inside the ankle, putting it into valgus.

If the scope for the ankle doesn't seem like the best choice (it does right now) I will have to learn how to continue my training while making allowances for a permanent lack of ankle flexion.
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