Justin Hunter

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by tvolsfan, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    Does anyone have any idea how long it will take before he is 100% again? Will he be effective next year or will it be at least one more season? I'm not really sure how long the recovery period for his injury usually is.
  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Not sure how bad it was. Edgerrin James was back the next season but he really wasn't the same for two more years. Quick cuts may not be quite as crucial to Hunter's fan, though.
  3. Volguy1971

    Volguy1971 Sith Lord

    Well....There are a couple of things to consider. Complications in rehabbing the injury would slow things down. Structurally, that knee will be stronger than it was before. It will be a matter of Justin getting back into the groove and rebuilding trust in the surgically repaired knee. Most of the time, the second year back will be more like before the injury.

    However, there have been a few players bounce back in the NFL in the same season post surgery. Off the top of my head, Rod Woodson and Jerry Rice. Woodson played in Super Bowl XXX against Dallas. Rice, however, bounced back in the same season, but fractured his knee cap, which can very well happen if you try to rush back too soon.

    But as far as being 100% over the surgery, usually 6-9 months is the full healing time.
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  4. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I will vouch for this info. Believe me when it comes to surgery, volguy knows his shit, especially orthopaedic surgeries.
  5. IP

    IP Super Moderator

    Can we get an orthopedic surgery advice thread going?
  6. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    My cousin is an orthopedic surgeon. I could shoot him a text. But I think volguy covered it pretty well.
  7. Volguy1971

    Volguy1971 Sith Lord

    While I am not a surgeon or doctor, I did spend 16 years as a surgical first assistant and assisted in many of the sports type injury repair/reconstructions. My anatomical knowledge is excellent. If medical school wasn't so damn expensive, I would return to school to pursue becoming a doctor. In the meantime, I am a technical specialist for a spine company. I help with product development, research on new products, attend medical training courses, support surgeons when they use our implants for the first time, as well as providing training to the sales force and surgeons as well.

    I can't promise that I could answer all questions but I could try if there are questions.
  8. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    I heard he is coming along better than expected.
  9. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    I just left a Holiday Inn Express this week. Give me a scalpel
  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Then add about 6 to 8 weeks to get back into at least decent shape.
  11. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Volguy is the new 8th MD.
  12. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    NYY is the new Vet.

    XXROCKYTOPXX Chieftain

    I've heard/read that too. He should be ready to go when the team starts up again.
  14. VOLinDAWGland

    VOLinDAWGland Contributor

    Still highly likely that he won't be full go for spring ball. Assuming no issues he should be ready to go for summer workouts and fall camp.
  15. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    It would be huge if he can get back into shape this spring and use the summer and fall to get better.
  16. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Only part I'm not in agreement with, as repaired/scar tissue is always weaker than normal tissue, and never reaches the same strength as before.
  17. Volguy1971

    Volguy1971 Sith Lord

    What scar tissue would you be referring to? I have assisted on at least 400-500 of these procedures.
  18. IP

    IP Super Moderator

    In my experience with dog ACL's, it is just as strong if not stronger.
  19. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    The initial incision, the stitching, the moving through and to the ligament, replacement of the ligament and reinforcement all involve damage to cellular components of skin and tissue, especially collagen and its cross-linking. The resulting re-formation of this tissue is scar formation, and the tissue is never as strong as it was previously.
  20. Volguy1971

    Volguy1971 Sith Lord

    While all of that is true, most scar tissue is very minimal. The skin, when it is fully healed, is no weaker than any other small cut at the incision site. There is no scar tissue on the replaced ligament other than possibly a very small amount where the ligament attaches to the tibial base and femoral base. The joint incisions are a splitting type incision as opposed to cutting the tissue and having to repair those cuts. Once again, very minimal scar tissue at the incision sites that will not interfere with the structural component of the knee. Structurally it will be stronger than his other knee.

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