I'm going in for surgery on Thursday for an ACL reconstruction surgery.
I wanted to know which graft is better for a basketball player.
I've heard that the patellar tendon graft can cause permanent stiffness, but i dont want to do the hamstring one because i feel i need all my hamstring strength for vertical jumping. I asked the doctor what muscle is more important for jumping and he said the quads, but i've read and thought that the hamstrings and the posterior chain are the most important muscles for jumping.
Would removing one of these hamstring tendons cause me to lose potential jumping ability in the future?
Anyways, I had to give the doctor an answer today as to what graft to use, and i'm gonna go with the hamstring one.
Another question of mine is if leg extension is harmful during my rehab of the ACL, I sometimes feel that my school's athletic trainers are gonna put me through some harmful exercises.
Thanks to anyone who responds...
I'm a lurker and will get my pics up after my rehab is going strong.(man, my wheels were just starting to feel good, i was almost dunking too!)
Oh well, this will give me an excuse to train hard and get stronger.