My injury was back in 2003 I was training for nationals, in line for world championship with martial arts. Um, I was a second-degree black belt at the time and I had done very the last jump Brown kick that I needed to do before we were going to call time, and I heard a pop. Normally when you plant in a twist, the knee does this. Without an ACL, you’ll plant and twist the knee unscrews and then catches back up with itself. The average orthopedic surgeon in the country does approximately 10 ACL reconstructions in a year’s time. Physicians here, um, probably do between 102 hundred a year. So what we do is we actually go in and replace the anterior cruciate ligament and make the knee stable again so they can plant and pivot and do cutting sports without that feeling of instability.
We reconstructed her knee and she was doing great and she was about five months into a rehab, and she tore the other knee. It was a nasty injury. Went into surgery quickly after that and I’m recovered quite well now. I do heavy weight lifting, a lot of plyos, a lot of jumping rope. I turned pro in the fitness competition world, so had a great outcome. I’ve been able to come back and have no issues with it whatsoever. Dr. Morse was stellar.
I met Dr. Morse after exhausting every single option in my hometown for doctors for my knee. And finally coming here, he was like, Hey, this is your issue. Let’s fix it. On my left knee my kneecap was not in the correct position, so it was rubbing against the bone. So the angle from the kneecap down here was kind of to the outside and you’re not getting any walking or anything like that. Because we shifted the shin over and lined it up now the kneecap stays straight up and down. I’m not in pain anymore, which is awesome. He completely just kind of gave me a new spin on life. I’m able to run, to play soccer, to do spinning, to jump to do lunges. Honestly, everything.