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11/25/2013 at 4:29 pm #70611Mark DrouillardParticipant
Got my left lateral meniscus refixated in January. Healing took ages. Now I’m nearly back to normal training regime. What still causes trouble is heavy squatting. I can feel stinging in my meniscus after back squats. Lighter front squats are ok (40kg).
Deadlifts cause no trouble at all. My doc told me I shouldn’t squat beyond 90 degree because the greatest force on the back of my meniscus is near full flexion. To load it with weight is supposed to make it even worse.
Anyone here having experince with repaired meniscus and reintroduction of squats?
11/25/2013 at 10:15 pm #73294AnonymousGuest
You may need to do skill work for awhile.
Retool your squat.
With the meniscus refixated you have less tolerance for deviations in technique.
You may have been able to buffer these deviations in the past, but you are no longer able to buffer it.
You are a different athlete now. Not good/bad just different.
In this type of situation you may need to retool some movement patterns. Doing alot of skill work and really dialing in the technique at lights weights will prove beneficial and set the stage for adding more weight if this is something that is safe for you to perform.
Does your doctor squat?
If not maybe you can get a second option from a doctor who does squat.
It makes a difference when your doctor does have s&c in their training. They understand why you want to perform certain movement patterns.
11/26/2013 at 11:53 am #73298Lachlan EdwardsParticipant
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