From Duke press release.
"Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe announced on Thursday that rising junior linebacker Kelby Brown underwent successful surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The revision surgery was performed on Wednesday by Dr. Claude T. Moorman III, Duke’s head team physician and the director of Duke Sports Medicine. Brown originally injured the knee on November 20, 2010 against Georgia Tech, and underwent surgery weeks later. He re-injured the knee earlier this month."
Perhaps some of our DBR surgeons can let us know what "revision surgery" means.
Hate to hear this about Kelby Brown. He is an anchor of the linebackers and Duke had enough injuries last year (21 Cut said in the pre practice presser that missed at least one game last year.) I hope he is back by the Fall but it is a big set back and if it is a complete ACL tear surgery he might miss the whole season. Not what the defense needs at all, especially after Matt Daniels used up all his eligibility. Other guys going to have to step up for sure.
An unfortunate redo.... but Kelby's got the best surgeon to do it. This sort of procedure is one of the areas in which Dr. Moorman excels.
A second surgery (revision ACL reconstruction) is sometimes necessary. This surgery is generally not as successful as the first surgery.
But WebMD does cite some fairly positive ACL Surgery (overall) recovery figures:
How successful is ACL surgery?
About 60% of people who have ACL surgery return to the full level of activity they had before their injury.1 But between 80% and 90% of people who have ACL surgery have favorable results, with reduced pain, good knee function and stability, and a return to normal levels of activity.2 Between 3% and 10% of people who have ACL surgery still have knee pain and instability.
Mannnnnnnnn. This is terrrrrrrrrrible news.
Major blow to next season.
http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_s...st-to-torn-ACL?Complete recovery from ACL replacement surgery can range from as few as four months in extreme cases to as much as a year in many cases, according to WebMD.com. The Southern California Orthopedic Institute website, www.scoi.com, says a second — or “revision” surgery — on the same joint can require a longer, less aggressive rehabilitation period than the initial repair.
This is really frustrating news as linebacker is an area where we have been short handed so an injury to a proven linebacker is a big blow. I expect we will see a true freshman see significant playing time.
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