Estimation of the severity of the lesion, the age of the patient, the degree of knee instability, and the patient's occupation all have significance in determining whether conservative treatment may be attempted. Prolonged loss of knee extension, chronic severe pain, locking, and swelling are definite indicators for possible surgery. An acute injury in young patients (usually in their 20s) should always make one suspect more than just the isolated meniscus lesion. Usually there is pain, swelling, giving way and locking. Often the meniscus tear is associated with an MCL or ACL lesion.
The ‘Brockton Blockbuster’ held the heavyweight crown from 1952 up to 1956. And is still the only heavyweight champion to finish his career undefeated, holding the astonishing professional record consisting of 49 Wins (43 KO’s) included victories over Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles. Varying opinions on the real Rocky exist in boxing. Some say he was overrated and never fought the best despite facing the elite during that period others say he deserves the credit he gets as a true and great heavyweight champ. Although one thing is definite this man would have been a handful for any heavyweight champion in history due to his toughness and ferocity. Incredibly Rocky only had a 67” reach which is the same as Manny Pacquiao’s reach.