Based on this video of a recent open scrimmage taken from the ND twitter site, Prohaska's ankle must be fine, because she's out there and her reddish-blonde hair can be seen in the blue practice uni fairly early on.
The replacement knees sometimes eliminates pain, but not always. My Ortho would no replace a knee under age 60. HE would not allow running or jumping with a replaced knee. The true fact o life (with replacement knees) is they are no where as wonderful as the one that came with you. I asked a number of Orthos about what caused MY arthritis and they don't know or don't want to offer an opinion. But I am certain running, jumping and extra long fast walking and yes BB took it's toll. I injured my right knee at age 5 and had issues with it my whole life but it was the left knee that was replaced--my bad knee is now my good knee.These ACL injuries are just horrible. And what's worse is that these women are then far more susceptible to severe arthritis in that knee, requiring knee replacement. And the terrible thing about that is that those artificial knees only last fifteen years, requiring yet another surgery when these women are in their thirties. And the sad thing about that is that they can only have two knee replacements in a lifetime, or at least with current technology. So these women who have suffered ACL tears find themselves with severe arthritis later in life that can't be treated with a new artificial knee.
Makes me cringe just to consider.
Caroline Doty as well. I always thought she carried herself much like DT. But after the injuries it just seemed like she wasn’t the same.UConn has had its fair share of ACL tears. Poor Shea Ralph - she could have been one of the best ever, but her career was cut short before it even started.
it seems once is not enough for many members of the ACL club..we've got three high school players with two ACLs each...sad as it is to say.....at least she got to play two years of college ball....
Wow that’s just terrible. Wanted Lambert to be a Gamecock coming out of college and she had a really nice freshman year at Duke. Hate to see she’s going through this again.
"She is expected to have surgery in November for a meniscal tear and to reconstruct her ACL in her left knee."