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Offline 741507

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swelling of ankle from fractured patella
« on: September 01, 2006, 09:06:27 PM »
I WAS KICKED IN THE KNEE CAP BY A HORSE. MY KNEE CAP WAS FRACTURED IN 2 PLACES. IT HAS BEEN 5 WEEKS NOW AND MY ANKLE IS SWELLING LIKE A FOOTBALL AFTER 4 SESSIONS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY . IS THIS NORMAL HAS ANYBODY HEARD OF THIS HAPPENING?

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Re: swelling of ankle from fractured patella
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006, 01:00:43 PM »
Hello there,

I had an entirely different injury, but had a similar problem with swelling, it sometimes went all the way to my toes, especially after activity. I don't think it's unusual for it to happen. Are you icing and elevating your knee after physical therapy and throughout the day? If not, that may be one thing to try. Has your doctor prescribed an anti-inflammtory medication to you? It might also help, if you're not already taking one. Be sure to mention the swelling to your physical therapist, he/ she might have some suggestions for you on how to deal with it.

Also, there's an area of the bulletin board called 'bone breaks are the knee'. It's in the 'specialist's office' section further down on the board. There are quite a few people with similar injuries. You may want to take a look and post down in that section.

I hope you're knee is feeling better soon.

Regards,

Jaci
« Last Edit: September 02, 2006, 11:17:51 PM by Jaci »
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Re: swelling of ankle from fractured patella
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2006, 12:10:08 AM »
Hi, I broke my patella in mid-June.  When I first ditched the crutches and just used the hinged brace, I found that my ankles and feet swelled after a activity.  I found that wrapping, elevating, and ice did wonders.  I wrapped the knee during activity and immediately iced.  It reduced the problem with my ankle.  I still occasionally have the swelling, but not often!
6/03/89 - First Knee Cap Disclocation
7/05/89 - Returned to work
6/17/06 - Tramatic Knee Cap Dislocation and Vertical Fractured Patella
6/28/06 - ORIF - Screws - no wires
8/24/06 - Ditched the brace - start PT
9/20/06 - First spinning
1/15/07 - screw removal, LR , VMO Advanc  & patella cleanupl