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Vrentas: Stevie Brown’s ACL Surgery: 63 Mind to a New Knee

Dannyc58 : 9/20/2013 7:19 am
Didn't see it posted
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That is  
Giantophile : 9/20/2013 7:51 am : link
a pretty graphic article. Be forewarned.
Great read...  
dune69 : 9/20/2013 8:02 am : link
Dr. Andrews is in great demand. Fascinating about the boots.
Good  
AcidTest : 9/20/2013 8:52 am : link
stuff. Thanks.
What a cool  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 9/20/2013 9:17 am : link
Articles. Lots of great information.
Amazing article  
NNJ Tom : 9/20/2013 9:30 am : link
thanks
Excellent  
Randy in CT : 9/20/2013 9:31 am : link
article--thanks.
Had both my ACLs done...  
drkenneth : 9/20/2013 9:45 am : link
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.

Crazy stuff.
That numbing agent sounds great.  
kmed : 9/20/2013 10:05 am : link
The day after that operation is the worst. I wish I had access to dr Andrews.
D'oh  
Dannyc58 : 9/20/2013 10:28 am : link
Sorry for "Mind" meant "Mins"
as someone who just had acl surgery  
RD in CT : 9/20/2013 10:51 am : link
about 6 months ago, this was very interesting. I definitely had done some research but this was a cool "step by step"
One of the coolest things I've done(in a weird way)  
kmed : 9/20/2013 12:10 pm : link
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.
Potential for a do it yourself (DIY) project  
Rob_MTL : 9/20/2013 1:58 pm : link
;)
kmed....  
drkenneth : 9/20/2013 2:09 pm : link
Wow...No way I could do that.
It was really because  
kmed : 9/20/2013 2:39 pm : link
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.
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