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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Wildfire on March 10, 2006, 09:22:36 PM

Title: psuedo locking of knee?
Post by: Wildfire on March 10, 2006, 09:22:36 PM
Well, I had my scope. Looks like I've completely severed my ACL. Doctor says surgery is definitely needed in his opinion. We've discussed the allograph option. Less scaring and easier recovery he says.

Having surgery in about 5 weeks. For now, I am having trouble completely straightening my leg...my knee has yet to extend since the accident itself. He calls it psuedo locking.

Said it is a reaction to pain etc. Basically my brain is saying "Nope, gonna be too much pain, not doing it." There's nothing keeping me from doing it mechanically...but for the life of me, I just can't do it. Feels like something is just going to pop out of my skin. It hurts! lol

Anyone deal with this?

Also, he's (The OS) has put me in physiotherapy and has ordered to get me a metal brace to where...I guess I am moving up from the Immobilizer....thing is, I am a  US verteran going to school up here in Canada. I can't pay for these things upfront to get repayed later by the VA.

The boot, they tell me is very expensive.  So I feel like I am stuck here in limbo for now because I can't do anything to help this.

Ugh...that's life I guess. :(
Title: Re: psuedo locking of knee?
Post by: Wildfire on March 12, 2006, 04:57:53 AM
Ummmm...ok, thanks for all the help guys!  ??? :-[
Title: Re: psuedo locking of knee?
Post by: Ferris on March 12, 2006, 09:38:29 AM
Try posting in the cruciate ligaments section.  Also your title suggests more of a meniscus injury than an ACL injury.

Rachel
Title: Re: psuedo locking of knee?
Post by: Audice on March 12, 2006, 11:26:39 AM
Hi Wildfire ~ I'd never heard of pseudo-locking of the knee so I did a Google search. And there is information about it. Here's one website to check & good luck with your knee...Ellie
 
http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/127.cfm