Alise Post, professional BMX racer and winner of numerous championship titles, seriously injured her knee after falling in the summer of 2011 on a 35-foot jump going 35 to 40 mph, sending her over her bike’s handle bars during a super cross training session.
The injury dashed any hopes she had of making the 2012 United States Olympic Team; but with tenacity, she fought back through a courageous recovery and chronicled her experience in a series of videos she has put on file on You Tube.
Dr. Robert LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado was her physician and performed a very complex surgery on her knee that took several hours and included:
- LCL Reconstruction
- Hamstrings Tendon Reattachment
- Fibula Bone Head Reattachment
- Meniscus Reattachment
- Cartilage Debridement
- Peroneal Nerve Decompression
- Joint Capsule Rupture
- Hairline Femur Fracture
Her recovery was immensely challenging, but in May of 2012, Alise raced at the UCI BMX World Championships in England and later, claimed the second and final spot on the Olympic team as the coaches’ selection. She is scheduled to race in London on August 8-10 and Dr. LaPrade and his entire staff and team are rooting for Alise to win GOLD!
Watch Alise describe her accident and her complex knee injury here:
Watch Alise discuss her surgery, recovery, and comeback here:
Dr. LaPrade and his entire team wish Alise the best of luck in her career and hope to see her on the leader’s board during the Olympics!