kc86

i recently hurt my knee very seriously and need some advice.

The injury was a fully dislocated patella tendon/kneecap, and a severe strain of the MCL. And I am alomst finished rehab, and rdy for the college season (which already started, but they kept me bcuz I “showed them something”). But the problem is that the Knee specialist told me i can never do Squats, Leg curls/extensions, Deadlifts and one other thing i cant remember, because of the hereditary knee issues in my family it could really mess me up. The problem with the knees are that the “grove” that the kneecap sits in is supposed to be like a “deep V” while mine is like a “lowercase u”, and is nearly non-existent, so i am prone to dislocations.

Now, I only have 2 things from my original lower body workout that i can do, Leg Presses and Weighted Lunges, and i need to build them back up. To give you a perspective to how strong my legs were, My old leg press max was 1,100 lbs. So now i have to build them back up and this is what i have come up with while working with the trainer:

-Leg Presses–Weighted Lunges–weighted leg raises(4 way)(3 sets of 100)–stadium stairs and sprint drills.

Now, i need some help. Do you have any suggestions? Bcuz i need to get the strength/explosiveness back not only for pitching, but because i am the 3 hitter in the lineup, and keep in mind that i would rather not see my kneecap on the side of my leg again, so these lifts can be to “hardcore”

I have a feeling that i am screwed, and am stuck with the lifts i have already come up with, so thank you for taking the time to read my rambling :slight_smile:

one of my moms friend’s son has this… he cant do hardly any squatin or running… now he is going to P.T. and is getting some kind of special knee brace. to help support his knee cap

Andrew Bynum, starting center for the Los Angeles Lakers, recently suffered the same injury - a dislocated knee cap. No promises but maybe you can search the internet and come up with some info about his recovery/rehab that you could make use of.

Ive had it all my life, and partially dislocated both once before, but thi slast one was a full dislocation in the middle of a swing, so it had the full force of my 80mph+ swing behind it. Im in rehab for it now, and started some real running on the treadmill 2 weeks ago. I have to wear a jointed brace for 2 moths of the season, than the specialist said i can take it off.

I’m not really an expert on this at all. If you are really interested in talking to someone with tons of experience in this area (rehab and corrective exercise), you might want to contact Eric Cressey.
http://www.ericcressey.com/home.html

This article should also provide some ideas: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1127149

"[i]I’m not really an expert on this at all. If you are really interested in talking to someone with tons of experience in this area (rehab and corrective exercise), you might want to contact Eric Cressey.
http://www.ericcressey.com/home.html

This article should also provide some ideas: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1127149[/i]"

You may not know it…but you’ve the resource who does…almost every time. 8)

The article you recommend has some great pointers!

My 16yo son dislocated his left knee three times in the past year. All injuries were from direct blows during sports. First time he fractured his thigh bone along with the dislocation. Second time he suffered a slight MCL tear. Third time there was no indication of secondary damage on the MRI.

His dislocations all popped back in on their own.

School trainer said he needs to work on stretching the hamstring and strengthening a muscle in his quads. The article you cited suggests working the hip area. This is consistent with latest research I’ve been able to locate.

Baseball tryouts start today. Thank goodness he isn’t a catcher.

[quote=“jdfromfla”]"[i]I’m not really an expert on this at all. If you are really interested in talking to someone with tons of experience in this area (rehab and corrective exercise), you might want to contact Eric Cressey.
http://www.ericcressey.com/home.html
[/quote]

Eric’s real solid. He lives about 15 miles down the road from me and trains local high schoolers during the off-season at a hitting/pitching facility nearby. I’d give him a shout.

which knee is it? your landing knee or pivoting knee? if its your pivoting knee then you might be in luck as far as pitching goes. i just got clocked at 88 yesterday at a practice i wasnt supose to be throwing at. i cant even run and still have atrophy in pivot knee after a ACL MCL surgery(i know its not the same)and was throwin pretty hard in skate shoes none the less. might have to tweak your mechanics a little to compensate but i think if you keep at it you should be good

Landing knee, but i am already back throwing bullpens at 75% (bout 84-86(top out at 90)))…

It hasnt effected my pitching at all, i’ve had the videos done to compare against videos of b4 the injury, and they are identical. I just need some good lifts/routines to get back to where i was.

I have progressed alot faster than anyone expected, so i am going to be pitching by the time i get back from spring break (in about 10 days)).