ACL Surgery and flying

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ACL Surgery and flying

Unread post by Hellcat » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:09 pm

Howzit Gents

Just a quick question, if you tore Your ACL and need corrective surgery how long are you going to be able not to fly. Asking for ATP Airline flying OPS

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Re: ACL Surgery and flying

Unread post by Falafel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:10 pm

Will wait for other posters but whatever you do DO NOT rush it... it heals really well if you give it time, but rushing it can cause long term issues.... do exercises and physio, and if anything take longer than they recommend if at all possible...
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Re: ACL Surgery and flying

Unread post by moosp » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:28 pm

It has been a while but for my ACL rupture and repair I asked for a week off from flying. The company doctor said no, two weeks minimum and then later extended it to three weeks. Physio every second day for two weeks.

Then I seem to remember it took another week to get a simulator slot to prove I could handle an outer engine failure at V1 (747). I could, so I was back on flying duties.

At least I knew which engine it was going to be :)
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Re: ACL Surgery and flying

Unread post by Flymed » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:05 am

Legally the moment your orthopaedic surgeon declares your knee 100% functional.

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