The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Bazzak on December 06, 2009, 01:34:15 PM

Title: New to board ...Hi
Post by: Bazzak on December 06, 2009, 01:34:15 PM
HI i am new to the board , and ended up here due to a bit of research into my current injury

I am late 30s & live in UK  and in August this year ended up injured as a result of a blow to outside of right night whilst training mma, at the time of injury the loud pop & instability of the knee when lifting my heel up confirmed something wasnt right

a physio confirmed i had a Grade2/3 tear in my mcl. I carried out the advised rehab, brace , stretching etc.

and have got back to normal walking about, i have a physical job  and i have since returned to it

However my knee still has laxity in the mcl and it very obvious when tested compared to the left. what also is obvious is when the knee is loced out it extends backwards far greater than the left, so i have guessed the ligaments have been stretched and possibily the acl ruptured.

I can cycle, squat weight, hamstring curl etc. Can even run on it, however i am very tentative about it. I can cut pivot as well but mentally i am not putting my weight totally on this. The thing i cant do is knee on my heels so im guessing i have torn my meniscus as well

I have been referred to specialist at hospital , so i am still awaiting an appointment.  Anyway thanks for listening if anyone has any advice or similar experiences its nice to hear


Title: Re: New to board ...Hi
Post by: kscope09 on December 06, 2009, 01:47:43 PM
It sounds a bit similar to mine in the first couple of months.  I didn't even do anything about my injury til four months after because I just expected it to get better on its own and I could live with it.  I was in a bit of pain and discomfort but I was otherwise strong and fit and in those first few months I could still do pretty much anything.

I tore a fragment from my acl that ended up getting stuch in the postereo lateral compartment where it caused bit of catching and pain, but this was not all the time.  I definately remember that my injured leg went further back than my other leg and it felt like my ligaments had stretched.  After i had a few sessions of pt with ultrasound and friction massage this problem has gone.
Title: Re: New to board ...Hi
Post by: Bazzak on December 06, 2009, 01:54:30 PM

the physio, did the relevent tests etc for cruciate ruptures but in his opinion they were negative. However i can say the knee isnt right, i appreciate its only 4 months. So will plod on  and await  the specialist analysis

The only saving grace if you can call it that , is... if i do need an operation my work will pay for it in order to get me back quicker