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Just how did you injure you knee/knees?

Accident on Horse
13 (24.5%)
Equestrian riding
4 (7.5%)
Western pleasure riding
1 (1.9%)
Other
35 (66%)

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shadehawk

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POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« on: May 27, 2005, 11:15:18 PM »
Hi,  

There are a lot of polls about knee injuries, but seems none are about horse accidents or just horseback riding causing knee pain over several years.

Just curious.

Shade
« Last Edit: May 28, 2005, 07:52:42 PM by Shade »

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005, 02:30:55 AM »
Horseback riding didn't cause my knee injuries but it sure isn't helping them LOL! By the way I ride western.

Heather
29 yo from Wisconsin
2 Bad Knees
LR + MR + poss. TTT on right knee July 13th

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005, 01:42:16 PM »
Horseback riding hasn't been the CAUSE of my knee problems but has certainly been responsible for quite a few dislocations!

Natalie.
Dislocations since age 12
Trochlear Dysplasia
Maltracking
Hypermobile
LR/MR-failed
TTT, LR, MR L knee 95-Success
TTT, LR, MR R 02-Success
Screws out
Partial tear ACL
Severe end stage OA
4 Debridements
Partial Meniscectomy
Failed Microfracture
11mm Defect LFC
Bone Spurs, Kissing Lesions

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2005, 04:31:44 AM »
If it wasn't for my horseback riding accident, I wouldn;t have a knee problem even though I didn't hurt my knee with the riding accident. Sounds confusing. I broke my tib fib in 4 places in a jumping accident. My horse fell down to his knees landing a jump and after keeping myself from going over forward, which would have been disasterous, I was thrown off the side. I landed with my left leg on the lateral side and my leg snapped in half. It was surreal to see my leg bent in half and I didn't have any pain at the moment of breaking. Five secs later I yelled down to call 911 because I broke my leg and then the pain came ....big time. Worse than child birth. Because of the technique my OS used splitting my patella tendon lengthwise to insert a rod that I later found out didn;t need to be split but could be pushed aside....this began my knee problems. I had a perfect knee prior to this surgery. Not only did this OS set my leg 40 degrees externally rotated but he didn't recognize the developement of athrofibrosis and patella baja and infrapatellar contracture syndrome. I ended up needding the leg rebroken to straighten. A crooked leg greatly affects the PF joint. I had to have several surgeries to the knee which ended in a TKR in January. In all I had 8 surgeries because of this doc.

That is how my horseback riding accident affected my knee

Pam
4Fx Clsd red
IMrod fib plate
derotate osteotmy tibfib
AF
IPCS patbaja
DeLeeOsteotmy,LOA,LR Zplasty,bongrf,chondrplty
chondrplty,LOA,fatpad remvd
TKR
openLOA,neurectmy,ITB Zplasty,fabela
PLC recon,revison,LOA,synovec
MCL,revison LOA
openLOA,prox Zplasty
openLOA, 6 neuromas excised,synov
3 Fusions

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2005, 07:40:20 AM »
Hello

No....I didn't hurt my my knee horse back riding.

I wreaked it trying to catch a bus. I got the bus but wreaked the knee whist at  it and I wasn't travelling all that fast...half speed run. Phoooey!!!!

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2005, 03:14:21 AM »
My ex-husband ran me over while snow skiing....it was an accident, and not why he's my ex.  Let's just say gravity was more powerful than the skill he possessed.  yunti
Tore ACL March 1992
Fixed ACL Patellar Graft March 2005 (That's right 13 years later)
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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005, 10:15:24 PM »
mine wasn't caused by riding,but has caused me tostop riding for a couple years
barbotage meiscus (R) 03

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2005, 12:49:25 AM »
Not horseback riding but turbulence from my job as flight attendant. We were decending into Orlando in the summer and I was in the back of the plane. I bent down to pick up something from the floor and we encountered a thermal and then severe turbulence which tossed me about the galley. I felt something pop and a burning in my knee. //Medial meniscus tear and much more damage. Six months of grueling rehab later I went back to work. Moral of the story is that when we encounter turbulent conditions I sit down, regardless of pax or cabin needs. It's not worth it.

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2005, 01:58:44 PM »
Hi,my accident was caused by horse-riding,I was out riding with 3 friends we were cantering up a bridle path when something caused the horse up front to spook,the other horses then collided into each other I was at the back and lost my stirrups the others did not hear me calling out to stop,so I ended up falling off I did not realize that I had hurt my knee until I tried to get up and could,nt,it was quite scary waiting for help as my friends had their horses as well as mine to look after,luckily there was a house nearby and the people there took me back to the yard where I keep my horse,to cut a long story short I had a tibia plateau fracture,which has been repaired with a plate and screws,this was 8 weeks ago and I cant wait to get back to riding,OS says it will be 6 months,but I really hope it,s sooner.  Layla

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2005, 03:00:59 AM »
Hi
I hurt my knee by swimming to much! I am a professional swimmer and have won many trophies and medals.

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2005, 08:51:12 PM »
A fall horseback riding was the last straw for both of my knees... One was my fault, the other was a young horse we had at my camp that 'just needed work at the canter...' and by that it meant he put out some rodeo style bucking at the canter. But the first time I hopped on my guy bareback with my spurs still on and he moved as I was getting up and I only made it halfway on, then tried to pull myself up with my foot/heel/spur.. I made it about half way around the ring half on half off at a gallop bareback before I bit it. The other time, after 4 buckoffs of the needs work at the canter horse, I had some torn cartilage and whatnot complicating my already sucky knee. But hey, I could ride three weeks post op with my right knee, so I should be albe to ride soon, except for my whole cracked kneecap dilema.
-Fran

I've come to the conclusion that listing my laundry list of things that happened to my knee isn't what people here need. What we all need is a nice lounge chair on a beach, some Jimmy Buffet, and some fruity drinks... So we can all work on our brace tans. 8)

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2005, 03:04:58 PM »
I've been riding hunt seat for about 12 years and this is the first time such a thing has happened to me. I was in the show ring showing an equitation on the flat class and cutting across the ring to get away from a large group of riders. I was almost on the other side by the rail and this girl started to turn not looking. Our horses almost collided and her horse kicked out and kicked me in the knee. Fell right off in the middle of the class and had to be taken to the hospital. I just had my PCL and my LCL replaced in that knee thanks to her. GRRRRR
2005 - Blown PCL & LCL due to Riding Accident, Surgery to repair
2006 - New Surgeon due to Problems
2007 Scope & 2 non dissolving screws still in knee
Supartz, Synvisc, Cortisone injections- Didn't Work :-(
Grade 3 Osteoarthritis at 24 yrs old

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2005, 08:21:07 PM »
Hey.. riding didn't cause my problems either, but my Surgeon sure says it doesn't help my cause any.  I ride English mostly but western too. I do eventing , as well as train some horses and teach riding.  It's BAD news for BAD knees.
Linds
1997 Scope RK
2002 LR RK
2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
2007 Scope, Plica Excision and Debride LK
2009/2010- Possibly Ankylosing Spondylitis?

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2005, 06:03:11 PM »
See now, I convinced my doctor that horseback riding is good sometimes, although you are right, it's mostly bad new for bad knees... But I spent this summer, while breaking down my left leg, building up my right. I would just ride around at a two-point... Works wonders for building your quads... You have no idea till you try it. A good way to get into it is the 2-pt for 10 seconds sit for 10, 2-pt for 9 sit for 9... and so on all the way down to one. It really helps, that and bareback riding. Try having yourself a ride-a-buck contest. If you don't know what that is, you ride around bareback with a $1 bill under your leg and the last person to lose their dollar gets to keep all the other ones. But you can do it with yourselves with leaves or pieces of paper. But horseback riding isn't all bad, although if you do it for too long, like any sport, you'll end up with a big fall/injury. Good luck getting back in the saddle everyone.
-Fran

I've come to the conclusion that listing my laundry list of things that happened to my knee isn't what people here need. What we all need is a nice lounge chair on a beach, some Jimmy Buffet, and some fruity drinks... So we can all work on our brace tans. 8)

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Re: POLL: Did you injure your knees ((Horseback Riding))??
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2005, 04:06:14 PM »
i dont think my horseriding has caused the problem, ut as very little is known about it they presume it is triggered by trauma and a genetic predisposition.  the only trauma on my knee is from riding.  i have to say i dont think my riding is helping though.  it leaves me in agony sometimes, but i never let it stop me, i cant.  its the only thing keeping me going, and hte only reason i havnt lost all the muscle in my leg.  i wasnt supposed to do any strenuous activity for at least a couple of weeks after my last op, but i was in hte saddle after just one week.  i felt soo good after that the pain was unimportant.  im lucky that my pony seemed to understand, its the only time he's ever behaved!  getting on a horse from crutches was a challenge though.
Charlotte
About 10 years of pain, 3 arthroscopys, and still no help with my condition or my current problem.  And I'm only 20!