Here is a final update from Janaye in regards to her meniscal replacement surgery. Take a look at the video clip of Janaye performing a “3-hop test.” This is a great measure of how a patient drives off one leg. She is surprisingly close to the level of her other leg.
“I am 5 months Post Op and am thrilled to have no pain. The main reason why I elected to have the Meniscus Transplant was due to chronic pain which was physically and mentally draining. Being a fitness professional, I am on my feet all day and actively demonstrating various exercises. I do have some mild swelling and the only discomfort to note is a bruised feeling on my tibia from where there was drilling.
“I am still active in Physical Therapy about once a week for manual treatments. This week I will start a running progression starting on soft surfaces and will focus on single leg agility movements to increase the power output from my left leg. When working out, my program is always focused on unilateral exercises (one leg at a time) with increased reps on my left leg. It is amazing how the body cheats when fatigued!
“The final challenge for my journey is to keep setting fitness goals that are attainable. Will I ever run a marathon? Will I ever take up kick boxing or jump off cliffs – No. I am looking forward to running around on the lacrosse field with the young women I coach this summer and lacing up a pair of hockey skates and hitting the slopes in the winter.”