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Offline Gill0611

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Do you think it's torn?
« on: January 20, 2006, 03:08:57 PM »
Please help!!!!
Injured my knee in December, twisting to pick somehting off the floor! Doc at casulaty said i had torn my medial ligament and to hobble on it after 48hours. So went to see physio who did ultrasound and now that feels much better. But.. he thinks i have damaged my cartilage as i still have pain inmy knee.  It 's painful along the joint line, sometimes it comes and goes, there's a quiet clicking when i bend it, sometimes it feels like it's burning down the side of knee (not where the ligametn is!) It feels like it's going to give way sometimes! It can hurt when i'm sitting still and haven't moved it!
Had arthroscopy 2 years ago on similar injury and said knee was fine, don't want to go through it again for them to tell me it's fine, when it's obvisouly painful!
Are these typical symptoms of a tear? Pain is defintiely different from last time.

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Re: Do you think it's torn?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 11:46:53 PM »
If you go and see a good knee doctor then they can usually tell you with some degree of accuracy what you have done be a series of tests.  My ACL tear was diagnosed by the Lachmans test and the drawer test.  And my mother in law had torn cartlidge diagnosed with similar tests that involved physical manipulation of the joint.  These tests are relatively simple, and painless (?? in my case it was painless, in others it may not be?)

I never had an MRI, ultrasound and the only arthroscope they did wsa the one to perform the ACL reconstruction.

I think the best bet is to find yourself a good Orthopeadic surgeon, who specialises in knees and see them about it.

Torn ACL December 04
ACL Reco May 05
Cleared to return to sport May 06