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Offline PolishNorbi

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What could I have done?
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:37:01 AM »
Alright heres my story:
Back in Janurary, playing in a soccer tournament, I twisted my knee limped off the field, not much pain. 3 weeks later, I noticed my knee was very unstable so I went to the OS and was told I had a Grade 3 tear in my lateral meniscus. Anyways, I had the fix and now I started playing soccer again...

Yesterday, I went for a ball and twisted my knee (the other one) really bad. I played the rest of the game. The pain has been brutal. The inside of my knee is swollen probably an extra inch. I can't extend my knee completely without pain, nor bend it fully. I also cant twist my knee inward and my knee seems some what weak. Any ideas? You guys think Ill need surgery on this knee too?

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Re: What could I have done?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 02:05:49 PM »
Hi,

I don't know what you did to your knee, but it sounds serious enough that if a week of RICE (rest, ice, compresion and ellivation) doesn't help I would go see my GP or if you don't need a referal back to the OS.

I hope you heal swiftly.  Sending  H U G S !

Rozzzie
OA of knees since 85 
93 scrambled ankle - PE
98 PE
99 anlke fusion
04 hit by car broken leg, ribs AC joint seperation
RTKR  Dec 1 2005
LTKR. IM rod removal March 16, 2006

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Re: What could I have done?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 08:52:36 PM »
About three weeks ago I was playing softball and when it was my turn to bat I swung.  My right foot never moved therefore snapping my petella in and out.  I cannot extend my knee fully, I have swelling and pain.  Also, I need to get it drained every other week (thus far).  They diagnosed me with a dislocated petella, torn meniscus and torn ligaments.  I would definetely recommend that you go see a OS soon.  Hope this helped a little.

Jessie

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Re: What could I have done?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 09:16:17 PM »
You might have a torn MCL if the swelling occured on the inside of the knee, and usually you dont need surgery for that. I had a 3rd degree tear in mine and didn't need surgery. But lie the others said, definetly go see a GP or OS. Hope your feeling better sooN!
Krista
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Left Knee:
Torn:PCL, ACL, MCL
SEVERAL dislocations
Grade 3 Chondromalacia
Medial & Lateral Meniscus tears
Plica Syndrome
Sept 14th 2005-(LK)ACL recon, TTT, menisectomy,plica removal

May 26th/06-Torn ACL(RK)

June 14th/06-(LK)ACL graft recon, screw removal, menisectomy

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Re: What could I have done?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 05:02:26 AM »
Well the thing that Im worried about is the swelling that is on the inside of the knee is very dense (as in not like just swollen tissue but dislocated bone). The pain is a little less today, but if I do a similar motion to what my knee did the pain is still sharp. I skipped my GP and already have an appoitment with the same OS that did my meniscus....


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Re: What could I have done?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 09:09:11 PM »
Well its good that you have an appt. with ur OS, hope evreything turns out alright.
*16 years old*
Left Knee:
Torn:PCL, ACL, MCL
SEVERAL dislocations
Grade 3 Chondromalacia
Medial & Lateral Meniscus tears
Plica Syndrome
Sept 14th 2005-(LK)ACL recon, TTT, menisectomy,plica removal

May 26th/06-Torn ACL(RK)

June 14th/06-(LK)ACL graft recon, screw removal, menisectomy

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Re: What could I have done?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2005, 11:28:10 PM »
OS scheduled an MRI for tommorow...

He believes just a Medial Meniscus tear vs. my right knee which was a lateral meniscus