« Last post by nicnac7 on Today at 07:03:22 PM »
My knee has gotten much worse and after my last surgery 3 years ago it has started dislocating again, as well as increased grinding and something moving on the outside of the knee. I saw my consultant but at a new hospital where it seems they are more unorganised than the hospital I was at previously, he said 4 weeks till the op to see what's going on but have heard nothing. We have called, once they said they were sending me a letter then 2 weeks after that they say they're only just putting me on the system! Now I've developed this locking (it will get stuck into a bent position that I can bend up but can't straighten), they're now saying september but A. I can't live like this and B. I'll be starting my last year of uni! Any ideas about this locking up thing/ anything I can do to help it myself? I'm getting desperate!
Thanks for reading my ramblings
« Last post by Kaputt_Knee on Today at 06:57:47 PM »
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General knee questions and comments (good for new threads) / Re: Anyone back into weight trainning quickly after menisectomy« Last post by JOW_103 on Today at 06:46:02 PM »
Not sure if this helps you and your situation but I had a partial menisectomy in January 2012. I was back playing hockey 11 days after the surgery. Like others say, it depends on how your knee feels and how it responds. In my case, I had no pain and no swelling either so I just started playing. I did ask the doctor about the skating and said I could so that's what I did.
« Last post by Code girl on Today at 06:34:41 PM »
Thanks Debbiecj ...yes it is hard not used to all this sitting around and thanks wonkey donkey I have alteady read your diary it was one of the reasons I decided to go ahead with the operation ..as I was in two minds what to do due to all the complications you are told could happen ..and I don't have a Cyril cuff only available at physio but I have been icing quite regularly and finding this has helped a lot with the swelling ...
Day 8 ...had a better night sleep last night but still wokE up quite a few times as uncomfortable and pain ...still taking pain killers on the dot ..and still feeling very dizzy with these ..my fantastic if daughter washed my hair last night ..what a fantastic feeling having clean hair ...the new wheels have arrived fantastic service by the Red Cross ..have had a sit in chair very comfortable and a nice brand new one which helps especially with my OCD on cleanliness ...hoping for the hubby to take me out for fresh air over weekend ..leg has now come out every where so bruised and starting to feel pins and needles more frequently ...and the pain when putting leg down is excruciating especially in the area of the plate not sure if its the plate irritating or the bone pain....still can't bend the leg but think this may also be the microfracture as well ...follow up for consultant arrived today 1 July and physio on 4 th June not sure what I will be doing as still can't weight bear there ..so hopefully he won't hurt me to much ..luckily I do know him from my 5 previous years of physio .. Until this op ...still so emotional feel like anything and everything sets me off the pain the frustration the feeling guilty of everyone having to care for me practically 24 hours a day ...even my poor husband working and getting up all hours to make me comfortable help me to the loo help wash me make me breakfast and then have to go do a days work ...hoping I have made the right decision even though have been told its a long road ahead and not to expect miracles ....
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« Last post by Adobec on Today at 05:06:00 PM »
I had this problem. After many months of agony, it was finally theorized that I had actually dislocated the kneecap when I tore the ACL. So my patella was no tracking correctly. Caused a bunch of damage to my femoral trochlea. I ended up having microfracture on that area.... followed by a TTT to realign my patella and take the pressure off of the damaged area.
This is an extreme case, I hope yours is simpler to fix. Sometimes you just need to strengthen the VMO and other muscles.