After three ACL surgeries, my daughter has retired from competitive soccer. She's decided not to chance injury again, and is active in other sports to stay in shape (running, swimming, etc.). Going through all that rehab was difficult - and she's happy with her decision. So, she's been out of competitive sports for awhile now.
The problem is, the other day she slipped on the ice up here in New England (at college)- and she has that familiar pain and swelling in the same knee. She has not gone to have it checked out yet (discouraged).
The question is: If it is the ACL again, and if her knee is stable enough, can she be active without surgery? I'm pretty sure she doesn't want to go through it all again for a fourth time.
Posted By Steve S. on January 30, 2011 at 20:26:10: