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L Knee, Hyperextension

2006-12-10 – 2007-05-11

Grade: 4

Dislocated/Sublaxed left knee.
Tore cartilage off patella.

Had arthroscopic surgery Dec 22nd to remove popcorn (popped) size cartilage, and perforated patella underside to bleed out and create new artificial cartliage. Good times.

By Jan 10th I was back on the bike, easy spinning.
bad idea!
Had clicking and weird electric zap feeling until february. During february had some good 12+ hr training weeks, easy pace building gengtly...but wound up taking march through early may off completely from riding and running to let it heal completely. So this injury was basically a 6 month loss

running totally groomed trail, freak injury as I ran off the side of a levee. Knee just 'opened' laterally, and the cartilage tore right off the patella. Just the law of averages catching up with me.