Posted: 18/07/2014 at 23:36
I'm just back from an evening at the track, happy that my knee coped well with the intervals.
I should maybe say I was a fairly new, very slow runner before injury. I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
My surgeon was also reluctant to operate, but when I still couldn't walk without a stick 6 months after the injury he agreed.
I'm almost a year on now, and it has been a slow return, but mainly due to muscles which were inactive before the surgery. My hamstring stopped working completely. And my gait has changed slightly, meaning foot and achilles niggles.
I know surgery increases the risk of arthritic change, but I still think that must be better than a tear rubbing with every step.
The actual surgery was straightforward. I could put weight on it the same day snd started running about 10 weeks later. There are 3 tiny scars.
It might help to get an opinion from a surgeon or physio who runs. I'm not sure my surgeon was a runner, but he was keen to get me back to pre injury levels of activity.