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Offline Jonno

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Knee injury
« on: April 17, 2007, 01:16:13 PM »
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help me....
Im living in germany for the moment and could do with knowing if its worth going ot a doctor... and having a rough idea whats wrong with me....
My right knee "clicks" as its bent from 90 to straight... its very annoying and has been so for a week or two... but now its beginning to get a little bit painful.... what should i do?

Jonno ???

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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 01:30:46 PM »
Hi Jonno ~ You refer to your knee as having had an injury but didn't mention what that injury might be. Popping or cracking is called crepitus & need not be the result of injury. Here's a good website to read about crepitus...http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/orthopedicsurgery/jointcrack.html

Wishing you well...Ellie
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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 02:51:02 PM »
@Ellie cheers for the link

I was sitting down with a friend and stretched my leg out and the kneecap shifted about an inch inwards... since then the clicking and pain has begun, this would not have been helped by the fact that i went snowboarding and landed repeatedly on my knees on the ice...
Also it is difficult to straighten after sitting cross legged for 5mins or longer.

Jonno

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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007, 06:30:33 PM »
Jonno....I think it would be worth a trip to the OS for a consult. Better safe than sorry. Might be nothing, but not worth the chance.

Good luck!

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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 10:03:50 PM »
Jonna ~ I agree with Donna. See an OS. You have symptoms to be concerned about...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 10:53:18 AM »
Thanks guys, will try and get an appointment...
p.s. is it normal to loose "stability" after taking a support off? do the muscles relax more? or should they be able to bear weight better? ???

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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 12:40:07 PM »
p.s. is it normal to loose "stability" after taking a support off? do the muscles relax more? or should they be able to bear weight better? ???

Jonno ~ I don't think it's unusual for your knee to feel less stabile when you remove a brace. I think that's a fairly common reaction to removing any support from a part of the body & it's one of the reasons that use of braces is controversial. The big question is...does a brace really help or does your body become dependent on the support of a brace?...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.

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Re: Knee injury
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 03:19:25 PM »
Hi Jonno

where are you based in Germany? I'm in the mountains Bavaria, near Chiemsee.

Are you insured privately or with one of the Krankenkasse? Can you blame the injury on a fall or slip or something to do with your work? this is important because then it is treated as an industrial injury and you have no additional costs. I think that travel to and from work is still included in that spectrum although the recent reforms in the health insurance was trying to eliminate that.

I am being treated for a knee injury that happened while I was with my school on the obligatory school ski course, so I'm fully covered.

If you cannot get a cause form a work related thing then go to your "Hausarzt" - GP in other words and get him to refer you to an Orthopaedic specialist. This way you save the 10 Euros quarterly fee. It also saves you the bother of looking through the phone book and trying to find your own. You will probably be referred straight away for X-Rays and an MRI before he gives you a diagnosis or treatment plan.

Get back to me if you need help.

Sue
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1990-2004 3ACL recons and 20+ arthroscopies -RK
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4/06 ACL recon, kneecap broken
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3/07 - Notch Plastic & Lateral Release
14/8/08 complete revision ACL plus LCL/PLC recon
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