i have a question that my pt and orthopaedist are giving me 2 different answers and so i ask the community=
a liitle history-i had meniscus surgery on my left knee on august 6-2008-again on oct 13-2008- acl repair(patella tendon) left knee on jan 27-and then broke me left knee patella (kneecap) on feb 12-2009
have been in pt for one month-and can bike an swim minimal distances-
my question-when can i start doing sprint and half triathlons again-the mds are great-but get differing opinion-just wanted 3rd 4th and 5th opinions-
i started out fit before the surgeries and also ama 51 yr old woman -was wanting to do the savageman half in maryland on sept 20th-but unsure if its too soon--
When you say Half, do you mean Half Iron Man? If so, there is virtually no way you can be ready for that if you can currently only do minimal distances. A general rule is you lose 3-4% of your endurance per week and it gets worse after about a month of inactivity. You need to talk to your doctor about specific requirements to get well. Its more important to get well and not re-injure your self than to push too far and risk being out for more than one season.