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Offline marilynhope

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Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« on: April 04, 2006, 04:40:10 PM »
Eight days ago I was jumping on a trampoline - only 6 jumps with a friend - we felt like we were 12 yet we are both 45.  The 6-7th jump I fell and screamed in pain.  I thought she had kicked me or something but she didn't.  I laid for a minute and then with her help got off the trampoline and my knee went to the side and the sharp pain kicked in.  The knee area ached and I hopped to a chair and rested.  Upset, I softly tried to stand and it went out to the side again and I screamed.  After they loaded me on a UHaul dolley (I know it is kind of funny) they took me to a walk-in medical center.  The Dr. I saw took X-rays and he said he couldn't see damage from them and to go and "RICE" (rest, ice, compression and elevate).  I asked why my knee area, calf and ankle has begun to swell and got no real response.  He did tell me about all HIS past injuries, etc.  I didn't get much information about mine.  Here it is 8 days later and I am on crutches (from my friend) have been taking Ibuprofen and can't stand on my leg.  My foot is ice cold, swollen, the back of my knee feels tight and slightly painful, I can't fully sraighten my leg and when I sit it in front on a pillow it has to go to the side as straight down on the back of the heel creates pain.  I flex my foot and it feels better yet not well.  I am concerned that this is not healing and my foot should not be swollen.  The Dr. says rest more, etc.  Does this sound like a type of tear?  Should I be trying to move it more?  Am I injuring it when it goes to the side?  It feels like it is not connected or it can't hold my weight and I am not going to try as I can't bear the thought of that pain I had.  My inner arch to ankle is large and there is obvious water retention as it is puffy.  The last two days my knee has gone down in size yet the back joint is still a bit swollen.  I am also on vacation and waiting to be able to maneuver in the airport alone.  Well, do you think they should just shoot me or should I continue to wait this one out?   :-\  I love your site and am learning....my trampoline days are over for sure....Thank you so much.  OH, now my right hip feels like it is getting a better workout than my left, think I am going to be lopsided?  ha-ha  ;D
July 2006 ACL recon, Lateral Release, Meniscus Trim of Left Knee
December 27 2006 Twist of Knee, Possible Reinjury?

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006, 04:59:08 PM »
Well, I think the next step would be to get an MRI and see an Orthopedic Specialist. This way you'll have a better idea. Your injury sounds a little familiar, don't want to scare you. My xrays were perfect too. It honestly does sound like you tore something, especially if you felt like your friend kicked you. I once tore a ligament in my foot playing basketball with a bunch of guys and I turned around ready to yell at someone cause I thought they kicked me, but no one was behind me. Hope you get answers soon. Knee injuries are no fun to wait out, especially since the heal so darn slow!
Terrible Triad - 1/16/06 - Basketball
3/15/06 - Scope/Cleanout of to achieve full ROM
5/3/06 - Surgery-ACL Reconstruction-Allograft
9/12/07 - Large Loose body removed;Grade 4 Lesion on LFC
9/17/08-Microfracture, Lateral Release (all right knee)

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006, 04:59:44 PM »
I think you should get in to see an orthopedic surgeon asap. That way you can get a real diagnosis.

Good Luck
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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006, 05:04:19 PM »
I am trying to get an appointment ASAP.  The more informed I am becoming, the more concerned I am.  This site has given me a better way to describe my condition and for that I am very thankful.   :-*
July 2006 ACL recon, Lateral Release, Meniscus Trim of Left Knee
December 27 2006 Twist of Knee, Possible Reinjury?

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2006, 03:50:12 PM »
I have my appt. today with an OS to check out my knee.  The swelling is down, my ankle can be seen too!  I am still unable to fully straighten my leg but I am getting close, tightness and pain in the knee area. Maybe just a sprain from jumping????  I do not want to put weight on it as I feel it will go out to the side again.  Will the doctor make me step fully on this knee?  My biggest fear is to step, I know that sounds silly.  Every felt like that?  I keep thinking about those times when my knee kind of fell over my shin and to the side.  Too scared to try that again.....wondered what to expect this afternoon.  The Dr. may kick me out for not trying to step.......Wonder if there is a brace to wear to help hold my knee steady instead of these crutches.  Thanks for reading my "thoughts" of today.
July 2006 ACL recon, Lateral Release, Meniscus Trim of Left Knee
December 27 2006 Twist of Knee, Possible Reinjury?

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006, 05:59:44 PM »
I was wearing (and sometimes still do) a Donjoy Playmaker brace which gives me pretty good support. You can see it at www.donjoy.com. More than likely, the OS will order you a brace so you can at least get off the crutches. Even with my terrible triad injury (ACL, MCL and Meniscus) I was still able to bear weight fully in this brace and thank God!
Terrible Triad - 1/16/06 - Basketball
3/15/06 - Scope/Cleanout of to achieve full ROM
5/3/06 - Surgery-ACL Reconstruction-Allograft
9/12/07 - Large Loose body removed;Grade 4 Lesion on LFC
9/17/08-Microfracture, Lateral Release (all right knee)

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006, 07:06:46 PM »
Marilyn,

One thing to keep in mind is that x-ray shows injury to bone not soft-tissue injury. So really all the ER doc could tell you was that nothing was broken.

An orthopedic doctor will rely on certain manual tests to determine if there is soft-tissue damage to your knee. The OS may then request an MRI to confirm the diagnosis or get a better idea of the extent of the injury. Anyway, I hope your appt goes well and you get some answers.

If you are still on vacation, can you request a wheelchair at the airport? At the very least, it may be a good idea to keep using your friends crutches and check your bags at curbside or have someone help with them.

Good luck.

Jaci
10/03 Twist injury
12/03 Menisectomy- tears ACL, MCL, & LCL missed by OS
Arthrofibrosis ROM 38-68
3/04- 4/08 Multiple scar tissue procedures:
6 scopes w/LOA, AIR, LR, chondroplasty, synovectomy, bone spur & plica removal
3 insufflations, many injections
Chronic AF, patella infera, IPCS

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006, 07:34:33 PM »
Marilyn,

I found a link to an article that describes some of the tests that an OS would normally perform. The article is about collateral ligament tears, but also includes tests that are used to diagnose other injuries as well.

http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/1996/03_96/meislin.htm

Jaci
« Last Edit: April 06, 2006, 07:37:42 PM by Jaci »
10/03 Twist injury
12/03 Menisectomy- tears ACL, MCL, & LCL missed by OS
Arthrofibrosis ROM 38-68
3/04- 4/08 Multiple scar tissue procedures:
6 scopes w/LOA, AIR, LR, chondroplasty, synovectomy, bone spur & plica removal
3 insufflations, many injections
Chronic AF, patella infera, IPCS

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006, 09:33:45 PM »
Hey there
I did mine on a trampoline too. Spent the first few weeks thinking it would get better with rest but.......


.......just see an OS who can examine you properly!
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ACL rupture
loose body under kneecap
impaction fractures
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scope 9th may
recon 24th october 05

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2006, 12:03:22 AM »
hi I'm a trampolinist too, done it on and off for 18 years and this my first real injury (apart from the odd pulled muscle). I think I would have been better off breaking a bone but I will be back on eventually. I have been back on a trampoline just walking around, bouncing a bit without actually losing contact with the bed and back bouncing. I've just got to get the acl recon done and I should be back on next year ::) ah well it'll only be a year and a half min from Injury to return to sport!!!
18/06/05 Injured trampolining
Fixed Flexion 20-90 deg until...
01/09/05 lateral meniscectomy (40%)
09/06/06 Patella tendon aclr
09/09/06 Back on the tramp (carefully)
10 years on and still going strong
!!Stop twisting when you land or it hurts!!

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2006, 03:46:50 PM »
Well, I went to my appt. yesterday and the OS took more XRays.  I guess the ones in SC weren't what he wanted.  After an exam (which wasn't too bad) he indicated there was some flex in the knee ("a spongy feel").  The swelling was minimal and the pain was minimal.  I was told that it was a possible ACL tear and an MRI was ordered for today at 3:30.  BUT this morning I woke up and my leg is almost able to straighten, almost flat to the bed.  I awoke last night as I stretched it and maybe I fixed it????  ;D ;D  I haven't put any weight on it, only on the heel as I lay on the couch and my leg is bent.  I really would love to avoid an MRI as I have no insurance but I guess if I don't I may reinjure it if it is actually a tear.  Maybe a sprain that is healing????  Wouldn't this be really painful if it were a tear?  It was before but now I feel improvement (however I haven't actually put weight on it.)  It moves up and down better now yet not fully.
I read the references I was sent by all of you great new "knee friends" and they were very helpful.  The brace looks great as these crutches aren't fun.  I hope I will remember how to go up my home stairs one day - without scooting on my rear end! 
Anyway, when my OS said "tear" and I said "are you sure" he looked at me wide eyed -  :o guess he didn't like the question.  My appt. with him to read the MRI's is on Wednesday.  Maybe I will be all better by then...............Have a great weekend everyone! 
July 2006 ACL recon, Lateral Release, Meniscus Trim of Left Knee
December 27 2006 Twist of Knee, Possible Reinjury?

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2006, 04:02:00 PM »
Marilyn,

It's probably a good idea to just go ahead and get the MRI. Most facilities will give you a cash discount, you can give them a call to find out what their policy is. At one point I checked around with a number of MRI facilities in my area and got cash prices any where from $350-800. I think I looked on yahoo yellow pages for my area and called a half-dozen or so places. I live in a major city so there is a lot of competition between MRI providers-- the free market at it's best. You may have to wait a few days to get an appt, in my case the least expensive place could get me in the next day, and you may have to pay an additional consultation fee if your OS wants to have a read by a different radiologist.

Good luck to you.

Jaci
 
10/03 Twist injury
12/03 Menisectomy- tears ACL, MCL, & LCL missed by OS
Arthrofibrosis ROM 38-68
3/04- 4/08 Multiple scar tissue procedures:
6 scopes w/LOA, AIR, LR, chondroplasty, synovectomy, bone spur & plica removal
3 insufflations, many injections
Chronic AF, patella infera, IPCS

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2006, 04:11:15 PM »
Jaci, thanks....actually this facility will put me on a cash basis and payment plan.  My husband calls me Dennis the Menace and is now getting insurance for me.
You sure have had some knee issues...I feel badly complaining.  But should I be feeling better if the Dr. suspects a problem?  I am amazed at how great I feel today compared to yesterday.
My husbands says it is because I have rested, elevated and ate M&M's all night chased by pistachios and watched movies (in other words my house is a wreck and I am happy and relaxed).  I haven't done much since arriving home and my knee is, I feel, healing.  I am only afraid to bear weight since it may go out to the side again.  BUT there isn't really any "pain".  Did you have any experience such as this? 
Well it is good to know that there are great people to hear our ailments, give great advice and cheer....Thanks for listening.   :)
July 2006 ACL recon, Lateral Release, Meniscus Trim of Left Knee
December 27 2006 Twist of Knee, Possible Reinjury?

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2006, 04:39:37 PM »
Marilyn,

Mine is a tale that stems, in large part, from receiving poor medical care early on. The initial diagnosis and treatment was incorrect, my knee was placed in an immobilizer for several weeks, and the OS that I finally saw was not very good. I don't know if I can say that he was incompetent, but he definitely wasn't particularly conscientious in my care. He missed way too much and was far too lackadaisical about proper pre-op and post-op PT.  If that weren't enough it seems that I have a rather unusual condition that causes my body to produce way too much scar tissue-- masses of the stuff, enough to heal a small army. With proper care initially it's possible that it would not have escalated to the problems I have now. So, my story should serve as a cautionary tale; get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. If you have any doubts about your care, see someone else.

Jaci
10/03 Twist injury
12/03 Menisectomy- tears ACL, MCL, & LCL missed by OS
Arthrofibrosis ROM 38-68
3/04- 4/08 Multiple scar tissue procedures:
6 scopes w/LOA, AIR, LR, chondroplasty, synovectomy, bone spur & plica removal
3 insufflations, many injections
Chronic AF, patella infera, IPCS

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Re: Jumping On Trampoline - OUCH
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2006, 03:25:38 PM »
Well I had my MRI on Friday and my OS appt on Monday and he said it was most likely an ACL tear and some bruising of bones - the MRI evaluation was not completed as it was an early appt with the OS.  Today I called the OS and asked for the summary or evaluation of my MRI.  There was a long diagnosis of things that sound really gross and then "Impression/Summary":  1.  Bone Contusions, 2. Complete ACL tear, 3.  No definate meniscal tear, 4. Posteriour Capsular Sprain, and 5.  Baker Cyst which appears ruptured.
I had this faxed to me this morning without my OS explaining yesterday.  The OS has ordered PT and an appt. in 2-3 weeks with him.  He said he could not comment on surgery until after PT.  At the time that he said that he did not know if it was a partial or complete tear.  Could I still avoid surgery if there is a complete tear? 
I have checked the site and found some rehab exercises - knee slides, leg raise.  They are difficult as my muscle is wasting away but I tried and see that I have a long haul ahead but can do it!   ::)  My PT appt is on Fri at 7 AM  :o.  That is enough to get you going!  Is a complete tear something I can heal or deal with and avoid surgery???  I am trying to be tough and get around on my crutches (no brace given) yet I am already getting a bit aggrevated and thirsty....ha-ha  Don't want to bother my husband and ask for
too much.  Anyway, thanks to everyone = MRI and OS or Dr. appts were necessary and I am happy to have received the information but info from this site has helped me even more.  OH, are there any remedies or vitamins, calcium or joint meds I can take to quicken my healing process? 
July 2006 ACL recon, Lateral Release, Meniscus Trim of Left Knee
December 27 2006 Twist of Knee, Possible Reinjury?