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a pretty graphic article. Be forewarned.
Dr. Andrews is in great demand. Fascinating about the boots.
Articles. Lots of great information.
One in 1996 and one late last year. The difference between then and now is unbelievable. It used to be a stay in the hospital, weeks on crutches, and a ton of pain.
Now, it's same day surgery, and off crutches in 2 weeks. Very little pain, considering they are drilling into bone.
The day after that operation is the worst. I wish I had access to dr Andrews.
Sorry for "Mind" meant "Mins"
about 6 months ago, this was very interesting. I definitely had done some research but this was a cool "step by step"
was to stay awake for my 2nd ACL reconstruction. I was completely numb to the pain, although I could feel some pulling and yanking of my leg, similar to when you get a tooth pulled. You can feel the pressure and the movement, but not the pain. It was cool because my Dr. gave me a step by step tutorial of what he was doing on a tv that he was watching. When he shaved down my meniscus, he showed me what a shaved piece of meniscus looked like and then showed me how he does the surgery. It was actually really cool.
Wow...No way I could do that.
I hate being knocked out and then waking up and being groggy for the next 2 days. That was the worst part, so I stayed awake. DIY project, good stuff. My doctor was looking on a 27 inch tube tv, not quite the same as what Dr. Andrews was using. Pretty wild stuff.