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SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« on: December 27, 2016, 03:07:03 PM »
So I injured my left knee outside of the gym at a trampoline park. With a sprained lcl in my right knee about two months prior I didn't want to take the chance of re-injuring my right knee. So when I would land I would favor my left knee more in the landing and not even 15 mins in I came down solely on my left leg with my foot planted now there are these hardish mats to walk on that cover the bars and it is flat on the top and on either sides the mats are at a slight angle which is where I landed. The moment my foot hit the mats I head/felt my knee pop in the front lower part of my knee. After the pop and the initial pain  I was able to get up and stand. I made the absolute dumb mistake of trying to walk and I had made it about ten feet and I don't know if I just mis stepped or what but I felt my patella shift to right and my knee completely gave out. I could literally feel my femur and tibia touch of that makes sense. It immediately swelled up. I couldn't bend or extend more then 5° with out pain. At the hospital they took x-rays and said that everything looked ok as far as not having any fractures. They said that they probably think I had a year in my lcl and put me on crutches and immobilized my knee. Now it's been almost a month and I have been doing RICE this whole time with no improvement in the swelling. It literally just looks like a enlarged knee. I can bend it a little more than 90° right now and when I do I feel everything just above the patella get real tight with some pain. I can almost fully extend it with about an inch and a half of space between the floor and the back of my knee where as which my healthy knee the back touches the floor. I can also bear weight on it and it dosent feel like it will give or buckle but when I try to walk there is a sharp pain just above the knee when I am on the ball of my foot to bring it forward. I also am not able to flex quads when relaxed but when I go to stand they contract a little but it feels like the muscles underneath are the ones completely contracting. Nothing feels right! Need some new input desperatly. The only reason I have not sought out an ortho is no health insurance

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Re: SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 04:43:13 PM »
Torn meniscus? Twisting mechanism with planted foot, pain at jointline? Swelling, pain, locked knee.

Can you see a Physio for diagnosis and rehab programme, or at least a family doctor.  They can do specific manual tests for meniscus injury, if you can't pay to see a specialist

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« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 05:04:41 PM by Vickster »
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2nd scope on 16/12/10
LK New MRI shows lat & medial meniscus tear & other stuff
RK MRI lat meniscus tear
8/1/15 RK Steroid jab,
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation

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Re: SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 05:38:19 PM »
I have no  pain at joint line when I am at rest maybe some dull pain on either side above joint line. When I landed I pretty much just feel straight back. Haven't looked in to physio yet but don't really have a family doctor.


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Re: SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 05:44:23 PM »
Sounds like you need to see an expert healthcare professional for a hands on examination and diagnosis and rehab programme. Best steer clear of any loading and impact exercise until you do, especially trampolining! And try to get off the crutches to avoid muscle wastage and impact on your other knee, hips, back

I'm guessing you are in the US so unfortunately presumably you have to pay
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
LK New MRI shows lat & medial meniscus tear & other stuff
RK MRI lat meniscus tear
8/1/15 RK Steroid jab,
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation

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Re: SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 05:55:49 PM »
Yeah I've been off the crutches now for about 2 weeks and I try to limit my walking but when I do I wear a brace or compression sleeve. Younassumed right....where you have to pay for everything!

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Re: SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 06:14:29 PM »
Here in the UK we pay through higher taxation (e.g. 20% sales tax)0. Just different but at least it's always accessible even if you have to wait a few weeks or months :)
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
LK New MRI shows lat & medial meniscus tear & other stuff
RK MRI lat meniscus tear
8/1/15 RK Steroid jab,
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation

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Re: SEVERELY NEED ADVICE
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 08:09:34 PM »
If you've torn a ligament, it'll likely take many months to heal, if it does without medical intervention. ACLs don't for example. LCL might. There's a ligament primer in the learning hub, might have info
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09
LK arthroscopy 8/2/10
2nd scope on 16/12/10
LK New MRI shows lat & medial meniscus tear & other stuff
RK MRI lat meniscus tear
8/1/15 RK Steroid jab,
RK arthroscopy on 5/2/15
Lateral meniscus trim, excision of hoffa's fat pad, chondral stabilisation

 

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