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  1. It is entirely reasonable and possible for someone to achieve this within 12 months. It will take a lot of work, but he will have the resources to achieve this. Also, just an FYI, it's an ACL reconstruction, not a repair, as the surgeon completely replaces the acl with a new graft instead of repairing the torn acl. Though there are studies being condicted to see if this is possible.
  2. I am a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and I specialize in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. I am not a surgeon but I went to school for an extremely long time and have a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. I know orthopedic physical therapy. I wont/cant comment on neurological PT, pelvic floor PT, pediatric PT etc. as that is not my scope of practice, even though I learned these things in school. The surgeons see the patient 3-4 times for 30 minutes following the surgery. Once surgery is over, the physical therapist plays a large role in directing the plan of care based on certain critera the patient meets, the type of surgery, and specific milestones/goals the patient is able to achieve. I have had some patients do extremely well and I have had some patients take a little bit longer as every body is different. As for my NBA patients... one was suited up within 12 months, the other within 15 months. That doesn't mean they weren't practicing, conditioning, participating in dills etc with their respective teams prior to putting their jerseys on. Again, everyone is different, but a successful career is very much doable after this type of injury.
  3. This is not accurate. Following an ACL reconstruction you are weight bearing as tolerated and can start walking on the involved limb immediately, as long as there isn't a meniscal repair, then you wouldn't be weight bearing x 2-4 weeks. Your knee isn't "unstable". You can start running at 16 weeks, cutting drills at 20 weeks, but it remains recommended that you should not return to full contact prior level of sport until 9 months as this leads to a 50% reduction in reinjury per month. Achilles repairs, are in some ways worse. You are in a boot for 10-12 weeks and cannot flex your ankle past a neutral position leading to significant gastroc (calf) atrophy. You can't start duing heel raises, single leg balance, etc until about 7-8 weeks which is several weeks after you can do this following an ACL reconstruction. Personally, between the 2, I would prefer rehabbing an ACL vs an achilles repair. Source: I am an orthopedic physical therapist with nearly a decade of working with ACL reconstructions. 2 of my former patients are currently playing in the NBA.
  4. Thanks for posting! He was one of those players I always felt comfortable with handling the ball. Could create space, drive to the hoop, great shooter, and excellent defender.
  5. Its the fastest because it's on an airplane! Sorry just had a kid and caught the dad joke virus.
  6. Hey OG I may have missed this in this thread or others, but what kind of MD are/were you? This is a serious question not sarcasm or anything.
  7. Time allows more resources to diagnose and treat the disease. Also I asked you to link the references so I can read them please. Thanks!
  8. By not overwhelming our healthcare system, we have allowed ourselves to spread our resources more efficiently, thus treating more effectively. I dont agrea with "you are eventually going to contract and most likely still die from it". Where are you getting your information about years away from a vaccine and herd immunity won't be effective until 90-95% of the population contracts it? I am genuinely curious and would like to read this information. Can you link it for me to read too?
  9. Lives have definitely been saved... The less people outside, gathering, and going about their daily business leads to less exposure to the mass populus. Less exposure equals less death. Unless there is something wrong with this logic...
  10. Seriously curious what your definition of facts and reality is.
  11. Apples and oranges. Can you at least admit that you understand how alcoholism is neither contagious nor a highly infectious disease. You do understand that, correct? This doesn't mean that this will be our response with every virus going forward. Hopefully we learn from this and better prepare for future episodes. And his question has been answered, by me and others on this board. Several times.
  12. Shutting down the economy wouldn't have been necessary initially. What is with your 2 dimensional view of things. Ramping up testing, having people who can work from home do so, begin awareness and campaigns for standard precuations/hand washing, checking temperatures, GETTING SOME/ANY EDUCATION TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY etc. were all things that could have been done first. And again, Kudos to Trump for banning travel from China, but still 40,000 people still flew directly here from China.
  13. I would rather us come up with a way to provide these services than jam 30 kids in a classroom without having some form of vaccination/testing/protocol to follow.
  14. Gotcha. I misunderstood. I still don't think an effective opening back up can occur without planning that contains significant amounts of testing. An honest discussion isn't worth much, and frankly I don't feel like an honest discussion is going to be coming from the federal level anytime soon (political views aside)
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