Old Runner Frank

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Peter and Don, glad to hear you guys are doing well. I'm just past a year and a half post surgery, and while I feel like my strength is OK, I would gladly trade either of you some of it for a bit more range of motion. As I've noted, I'm quite functional, and able to do just about whatever I want, but despite frequent stretching, my injured leg just does not bend as much as the other one. All things considered, I'm happy to be where I am after where I was a year and a half ago. Wishing you both the best for continued progress and a normal, active life.
 

dontyler22

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New member, not sure how to post. 69 year old in week 17 of ruptured quad recovery; able to bike 15 miles, swim 1 mile, walk 4 miles, elliptical at 12 minutes, stairs are ok not great, can’t I jogging at this point.



Question: anybody else had buckling of knee during walking or on treadmill? Cause? Does it go away?

Doing PT last few weeks to build strength.

Posts extremely helpful to gain perspective. Thanks!
 

dontyler22

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Hey all-
I hope you guys are recovering well. 10 months post op. I've been doing some day-hiking this fall. Sometimes 10-13 miles at a time. Stiff and sore most of the time but manageable. Going up/down steps still hurts. At this time backpacking with 30-35 pounds is tough. 5 miles is my limit. I'm sure next year I can up that mileage. I think the pain I sometimes get (especially on steps) is joint pain. Hopefully that will get better too.
New here - 17 weeks into recovery from backpacking accident - would love to hear how you are doing.
 

martyg

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New member, not sure how to post. 69 year old in week 17 of ruptured quad recovery; able to bike 15 miles, swim 1 mile, walk 4 miles, elliptical at 12 minutes, stairs are ok not great, can’t I jogging at this point.



Question: anybody else had buckling of knee during walking or on treadmill? Cause? Does it go away?

Doing PT last few weeks to build strength.

Posts extremely helpful to gain perspective. Thanks!

The aerobic work that you are doing yields wonderful benefits. Unfortunately, muscular hypertrophy is not on that list.

It will take a full 18 - 24 months for your knee to remodel. If you are interested in a performance outcome, that first 12 months you need to be in the gym pushing heavy weights to provide the stimulus for cell division. The most optimal load is 6 - 8 reps, at 85% of your one rep max. You are not in a position to push to that degree yet, but it should be your goal. Aerobic workouts should be executed only when you have sufficient gas, at a recovery HR, and not at the expense of resistance work. It is also helpful to measure your R and L quad circumference on a weekly basis.

See my previous posts on creating the best environment for cell division through optimizing diet and hormone levels by working with specialists in those respective fields. Your action plan will be based on blood draws, not an opinion posted on Google. We are all a study of one. If you want a performance outcome, you need data points that arer unique to your physiology.

Best to you.
 

Old Runner Frank

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New member, not sure how to post. 69 year old in week 17 of ruptured quad recovery; able to bike 15 miles, swim 1 mile, walk 4 miles, elliptical at 12 minutes, stairs are ok not great, can’t I jogging at this point.



Question: anybody else had buckling of knee during walking or on treadmill? Cause? Does it go away?

Doing PT last few weeks to build strength.

Posts extremely helpful to gain perspective. Thanks!
Hi Don. I am currently approaching 20 months post injury/post-op, and I am fully functional. I am able to run, do some pretty strenuous workouts, play golf, go up and down stairs with no problem, and am not really limited al all. I did notice some "give" in my knee, generally when standing from a seated position, as recently as a few months ago, but have not experienced that in awhile.

Hope you and everyone else on here are continuing to progress.
 
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