35 m from canada here - playing squash i rotated on my knee, I have torn my ACL with meniscus tear on my other knee 2 years ago as well and this injury sounded similar - best case scenario I hoped I had just torn some meniscus and could get a menisectomy done and go on with life. MRI results came back yesterdaysa and the doc gave me a copy - much worse than I thought
IMPRESSION: Severe injury including anterior cruciate ligament tear, medial collateral ligament tear, medial menisus tear, lateral collteral ligament sprain, posterolateral corner injury, compression fracture of the lateral femoral condyle.
I'm extremely worried, worse I've been putting weight on this knee not knowing the seriousness of the injury. I can't afford to take time off work.
Has anyone had something similar ? fracture + ligament tear?
Do i risk deteriorating my knee by putting weight on it? The knee is permanently locked but i don't feel that much pain - right now I walk in a gimp locked position, don't feel the knee deteriorating further - it just feels sore. Ideally , i'd like to delay the surgery if I can as work is too busy and i'd feel very guilty leaving the program I'm leading and deserting my team.
I'm going to see the same doc who did my ACL repair in 4 days but the suspense is killing me....
Any comments would be appreciated. Just really frustrated with the whole thing - I can't imagine sitting on the couch either for the next few months and already feel disgusted not doing sports, working out etc.