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Offline cbarfarmsok

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what does a broken knee feel like?
« on: November 04, 2005, 03:38:05 PM »
I got hurt yesterday morning on a horse.  I hit my knee pretty hard, and instantly it hurt.  It swelled up last night...but it look like my knee cap itself was getting bigger...there wasn't a lot of fluid.  I can't move it, and I can't walk.  When I do it feels like it's on fire.  This morning is was puffy, and now you can't even see the knee cap.  it's turning black.  Do you think it's badly bruised, or possibly broken?

Offline nandie

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Re: what does a broken knee feel like?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 08:13:08 PM »
GO TO THE DOCTOR! in the meantime, put ice on it, keep it elevated and stay seated as much as possible.
8/1/05-loud pop in left knee during dance class, no pain
8/6-ignored my knee for days, causing pain
8/11-OS knee specialist
9/19-no better, full imaging tests
9/26-diag: partial dislocation of patella, popped back & caused bone bruise - 4-6 month recovery period
11/15-getting more mobile...finally

Offline smiley196

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Re: what does a broken knee feel like?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 09:32:24 PM »
what does a broken kneecap feel like? pain pain and more pain..from expirence. But go to the doc and get it checkd out,n i dont think its something you want to wait on
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Left Knee:
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 does a broken knee feel like?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2005, 04:54:15 AM »
It sounds like you may have broken your kneecap, feel free to check out my own experience with this at

On the links on this blog you can see pictures of how my knee looked after I broke it but before I had surgery.

There was a large amount of swelling, and it did hurt quite a bit. But I only thought it was a torn ligament until I got the diagnosis from radilology.

October 16 2005 Fell off my bike
October 17 2005 Played in a soccer tournament
oct 18 2005 ORIF pins and wires in broken kneecap
dec 2005 started physiotherapy
jan 2006 80% ROM
feb 2006 95% ROM
march 16 2006 Hardware removal
April - May 2006 rehab
July 2006 95% functionality