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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: kingots2004 on July 20, 2007, 08:35:06 AM

Title: need help
Post by: kingots2004 on July 20, 2007, 08:35:06 AM
hi im new to the site.i am 29 years old.i suffered a bad knee injury playing basketball on may 2 2007.i dislocated my knee got all my ligiments,tear in maniscus,nerve damage which has givin me dropfoot,had to have by-pass surgury and got compartment syndrome.my problem is the doctors around here dont want to do anything but repair th 2 side ligiments and thats it.i feel its because of all the other things that are wrong.i need a great doctor who can preform the opps that i need to get me back in working shape.if pro ball players can suffer these kinds of injurys and be back playing ball in 6 months there has to be someone who can fix me!
Title: Re: need help
Post by: Silkncardcrafts on July 20, 2007, 09:21:32 AM
Whereabouts are you based ?
Title: Re: need help
Post by: John42 on July 20, 2007, 09:32:31 AM
Hi

Would love to give you some advice, but where do you live  ??

Best wishes

JohnK/ Manchester UK
Title: Re: need help
Post by: kingots2004 on July 20, 2007, 09:39:38 AM
im based in south arkansas usa
Title: Re: need help
Post by: John42 on July 20, 2007, 12:11:51 PM
Hi


Here is hoping that one of our American posters can recommend an Orthopaedic Consultant in your area.


Best wishes

JohnK/ Manchester UK
Title: Re: need help
Post by: kingots2004 on July 20, 2007, 03:49:34 PM
should i repost in emerg. recon section because of all my problems?
Title: Re: need help
Post by: jathib on July 20, 2007, 07:37:48 PM
You're more than likely just going to have to call around. If nobody in your area will do it then obviously you'll have to  broaden your search. Maybe use one of the doctors affiliated with a pro sports team. Even if someone could name a doctor they can't tell you if they'd do surgery or not. Maybe it just simply can't be done and that's why nobody will mess with it.
Title: Re: need help
Post by: kingots2004 on July 21, 2007, 09:51:22 AM
yeah ive called everybody and they dont even want to look at it.its very frustrating!thanks for the replys though.maybe i can get a bionic knee and become the 6 dollar man instead of the 6 million dollar man.hahah
Title: Re: need help
Post by: Audice on July 21, 2007, 12:41:02 PM
I checked the website for surgeons in Arkansas & there's only one listed. But here's a start:

Martin Bowen Hefley Knee & Sports Clinic,
5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 100,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-5415, USA.
tel:+1-501-663-6455
fax:+1-501-663-4877

I know nothing about this practice so wish you well...Ellie
Title: Re: need help
Post by: kzak4151 on July 24, 2007, 11:28:20 AM
Hi there -

I know that you are Arkansas - but do you have any Cleveland Clinic Satellite hospitals/clinics in your area or close by?  If not....it would DEFINITELY be worth the $$$ to fly into Cleveland Hopkins airport and go to the Clinic.  They are 3rd out of the top 10 hospitals NATIONWIDE.  You surely can't beat that.  You can get online at www.ccf.org and check things out for yourself and even make yourself an appointment.  They have areas that you can stay if your are from out of town also. 

Good Luck

kz
Title: Re: need help
Post by: kingots2004 on July 30, 2007, 10:57:08 PM
thank you very much i will try them