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Offline Devdalfon

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Knee that got ignored..
« on: April 07, 2007, 05:20:20 PM »
Hi all,
I injured my knee 4 years ago and the problem was brushed off by the orthopoedic surgeon in charge of my case, maybe someone here has a similar problem and could shed some light on a possible diagnosis? I fell from a horse and fractured my pelvis in 3 places, and at the same time injured my knee. In his exctement over my pelvis my doctor ignored my complaints of knee pain in addition to the pelvic fracture. My physical therapist worked with me, and my knee is stable, but I'd like to know what happened. At the time of injury the pain was fairly severe, akin to an ice pick jabbed into the front of my knee. Now, it is at best, stiff, and at worst sharp pain throughout my joint. The pain is greatest upon flexion, and primarily but not exculsively in my anterior knee. I have developed significant crepitus, felt best when flexing my knee. With exercise, and weather changes, a mild effusion sometimes develops. Anyone have anything similar? Or is there a doctor in the house that may be able to point me in the right direction? At the time, doctors examined it and said that I did not have any drawer signs, or lateral/medial instability. At the hospital they only took rads of my pelvis, never one of my knee.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Knee that got ignored..
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 05:45:30 PM »
Do I understand you right that you have had knee pain for 4 years and no one has been concerned?
Mulitple Knee surgeries/ TKA: 06  
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Re: Knee that got ignored..
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 05:56:46 PM »
hello there,
i find it unbelievable that they can ignore your knee pain like this!! it's terrible!
i would see your GP asap and get a referral to a specialist to get this checked out.
if there is anything going on in there leaving it longer will make it much worse.
i recently had a fall at 5 weeks post op (down 14 stairs!) and was x rayed at the a&e department,i landed on my side and hurt my hip and knee,as i had had the op on the side i landed they x rayed the knee for breaks but never did a  hip x.ray,so i had a similar experience.

i would definatley get an opinion professionally asap on that knee!

keep us posted how you get on!!

take care!  :)
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress! at PT working on ROM and strenghening