(Closed) ACL surgery before or after wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have had many knee surgeries. The major being ACL,PCL, LCL replaced/ repaired and minicus removed. Another the minicus was replaced. The last, do to a new injury, removed the minicus again and repaired the ALC, PCL and LCL. SO, not exactly just an ACL replacement. But the first major surgery I recovered in 9 months, but I also had a leg broken in two places. The last I recovered in 2 weeks. I vote that in 4 months you will be more than fine. At worst you may wear sensable heels for the ceremony and flats for the reception. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I had two very bad shoulder repairs. I was in a hospital based rehab/pt program. I actually burst into tears one day and told them they could not discharge one more person who came in after me before I was discharged. They told me you can’t compare knees to shoulders. They said most people assume the worst with a knee because you bear weight on it, but that you are re-learning only a single movement with a knee. Most people there did super well and quickly felt so much better than they did before the surgery. 

I’d write down some questions, talk to your doc again, and go from there. Is there the possibility the knee will worsen before the wedding? If so, you may want to do it asap. I tried to put off my initial shoulder surgery- trying to out it off to the end of the year due to work- biggest mistake I ever made.

good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve had the operation. I’d get it done now and resign yourself to a less strenuous honeymoon. And even with the ACL replacement I have to wear a special knee brace while skiing but stairs and walking pose no problems, never did. I was walking easily by a month or so. I threw my crutches away on day 1 lol. Those things are dangerous!  And 90% of losing weight is monitoring what you eat. You can certainly do that.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

theatrejulia:   Ouch.

I skated and skied with no problems for years without an ACL. It wasn’t until my 40s that the knee began to swell when I skied.  I tore the ACL at 15. It all depends on your mobility now; my sister tore hers and she was a mess just walking. As I said, I’d opt to save the money, but that’s me. Also, a warning: these surgeries can fail. I know someone who had that happen and I suspect mine might have failed as well. Both of us used top surgeons. She had hers redone, I’ve resigned myself to a brace on winter vacation.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Celebrating a year from ACL replacement this week and I vote to do it ASAP. Fiance and I flew out for 2 weeks of vacation the day I got off crutches at 6 weeks and apart from feeling out of shape from all the time on the couch for the first few days I was able to enjoy all aspects of our trip. Not sure what you had planned but I was able to walk up to and around the Akropolis in Athens, walk up what seemed like a million stairs in Santorini, ride a scooter around the Greek Islands and more. The sooner you fix it the sooner you can go back to your previous level of activity which for me was such a relief.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

The cost difference would make me do it now.  Also just getting it done and moving on.  I went for foot surgery six months before my wedding.  I’m still recovering now but I have a couple more months. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

msmistis:  my brother had an ACL and meniscus surgery. I want to say he was in crutches for 4-6 weeks and did PTfor I want to say 8 weeks? He continued to do his PT at home after that but that really didn’t slow him down. By the time the Dr. Cleared him it was aboutthe 5-6 months. The Dr did tell him not to lift heavy stuff but he was back at running pretty soon.

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