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Offline Greg_T.

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What is sideways movement called?
« on: November 14, 2002, 11:37:08 PM »
I believe I have a torn medial meniscus, per the OS, but I haven't had an MRI yet to confirm (too expensive).

Ocasionally, my left knee will give out to the inside when I'm turning to the left.

What is the proper name for this "giving out"?  Knowing a better name will no doubt help my search results.

Thanks,
Greg

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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2002, 03:28:35 AM »
I have this to  as far as i know it is just called "medial instability" I have a suspected (well we are nearly 100% certain now) MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) tear probably complete as well as ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) stretch or tear.
The feeling when your knee goes beyone "normal" range is Hyperextension but as far as i know that is usually when your knee sort of "snaps" backwards when straightening your knee" I get this and WOW does it hurt. I guess that the going to far medially is also hyperextension. but I am not sure.
Look up medial instability on the net
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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2002, 05:47:03 AM »
o.k.  I'll try a search on medial instability.  Thanks.

Any other suggestions, to try also?

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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2002, 08:25:31 AM »
Hi Greg,

You might also try VALGUS or VARUS.  These refer to the lateral or medial (respectively) angulation of the knee joint (ie valgus=knockneed).  An OS might talk about a VALGUS deformity etc...
Not sure if this is what you were aftre, hope that it helps.

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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2002, 05:01:29 PM »
Hi Greg,
mine goes out on the medial side too, LOL, I just say Ive got a wobbly knee but the surgeons say I have rotational problems. This they say is because I have a loose ACL. Something they have tried to fix twice unsuccessfully. They say if the ACL is tight then the loose medial side will be fixed. You might find sosmething under rotational movement.
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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2002, 09:29:50 PM »
Thanks, for the input Ernie & Netty.

I wouldn't call it any type of demormaty, since it has only happened since my injury.  The OS really thought my ACL was fine, and only the meniscus was torn.  But since I haven't had the MRI done yet I'm not sure if there is anymore damage.

And the search goes on....

Thanks, again.

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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2002, 04:52:10 AM »
I have quite a bit of instability problems too.  I had surgeries on both legs this year.  Both legs have normal everything except mal tracking problems and junk under the kneecap.  All the cruciates are okay and the meniscus was fine.  No floating cartilage.  However, I still have the shifting feeling in the lower left leg and that feels like bones are moving, scares me, but the doc says it's nothing.  I really doubt it though.  My right leg hyperextends and I've had to be put in an ACL brace to control the 18 degrees of hyperextension.  When I don't wear it I definitely feel the OUCH when it pops back.  I'm not sure what to do or where to lock for answers to the causes of these problems.  If you find answers, keep us informed.
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Re: What is sideways movement called?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2002, 04:14:03 AM »
Greg -

I've heard it called "lateral instability" and "lateral translation" if it's really bad, although "translation" is a term I hear most often if the lower part of the leg moves independent of the upper part.

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