I've been without knee cartilage for 30 years. Now my ACL is gone. Is there any hope for me to continue to swim and bike?
I had a decent summer with a few pains, I backed off the mild hammering and did okay on the long rides the last 3 weekends, but after a very mild spin class on Monday, pain and swelling began. Verified today the ACL is no longer attached. Without the cartilage, am somewhat reluctant to replace the ACL as it will likely tighten the joint that already has a narrow gap. Some arthritis and small spur were also present.
Any ideas from those that have been here?
Drained 50 cc and gave it a C shot. Hoping it will feel good enough next week to at least swim Redman. Hopefully can limp through the bike. I am not really concerned about not being able to compete, just don't want to be designated for porch duty. Certainly want to be able to swim and bike a little.