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just back from physio
« on: July 03, 2007, 12:32:17 PM »
hi all,

ive just got back from pt and she has given me a letter to give my OS when i see him on friday...i had her permission to open the letter which i have done and it reads like this.....presenting with MASSIVE restriction of movement to L knee and hip, physio has been very unsuccesful and there is very little we can do with her. it also states she is at a loss as to where to go from here..
the thing is though now im really scared as she hasnt voiced these concerns to me, i know i have no ROM but i didnt realise she is at a loss  and has no idea what to do.

any advice greatly appreciated

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« Last Edit: July 03, 2007, 12:34:30 PM by friendsfan »
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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 12:42:14 PM »
HI THERE,I HAD DIFFERENT OP TO YOU BUT ALSO HAD NO ROM AT ALL WHEN I FIRST STARTED PT,MY PT HAD NEVER DEALT WITH ANYONE WHO HAD THE SORT OF OP I HAD HAD AND REFERRED BACK TO MY OS A FEW TIMES TO CHECK WHAT SORT OF THINGS I WAS ABLE TO DO.
IT MAY BE THAT THE PT FEELS ABIT OUT OF THEIR DEPTH AND DOES NOT WANT TO DO ANYTHING TO CAUSE ANYMORE PROBLEMS.
I INITIALLY STARTED OFF DOING VERY VERY BASIC STRETCHES TO TRY AND IMPROVE ROM,IT WAS A VERY SLOW AND PAINFUL PROCESS BUT I HAVE PRETTY GOOD ROM NOW.
I WILL DROP BACK IN LATER TO POST MORE AS IM ON MY DINNER BREAK AT WORK AT THE MOMENT!!

CLAIRE X
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 02:15:55 PM »
Please view this letter from your PT to your OS as a positive thing. When I changed PT's to one outside of the sport medicine clinic that my OS runs, my new PT wrote a couple of notes and called my OS a few times to get feedback. When things he didn't think should cause me pain were and when I was having trouble building up quad strength at all. All that came of it was positive things as my OS had ideas for him and my OS maybe got to see more of what I was going through, as he would only see me for 5 minutes at a time in clinic where my PT was seeing me 2-3 times a week for an hour.

Goodluck on Friday.. hopefully you'll get some help.

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 06:30:29 PM »
HI JUST THOUGHT ID SEE IF YOU HAD POSTED AGAIN.
GOOD LUCK ON FIRDAY,PLS LET US KNOW HOW YOU GET ON X
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 08:01:10 PM »
hi claire.

I forgot to mention in the last post that my physio explained some of the routes  the OS may suggest these are
1) another MUA, which im not keen on, because when i came round last time it was agony
2) more surgery....which obvisouly i dont want either
3) just continue with physio.. this is the one that im happier with but physio isnt working

And to top all this crap off off i have just been to tesco and one of the tips on my crutches broke and i slipped.... and i somehow managed to get round the rest of the shop on one crutch

I hope you soon feel better.. it must be this weather we are getting

friendsfan
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 08:11:02 PM »
HI AGAIN THERE,
REMIND ME HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GOING TO PT?? SORRY I CANNOT REMEMBER!
I FOUND THAT THE FIRST FEW WEEKS I STARTED GOING TO PT I MADE VERY LITTLE PROGRESS,I WAS GAINING ABOUT 10 DEGREES A WEEK WHICH DID NOT SEEM MUCH AT THE TIME BUT IT WAS A START TO NOTHING!
I HAVE PRETTY GOOD ROM NOW (ALTHOUGH THE WEATHER WE HAVE BEEN HAVING MAKES IT WORSE) AND AM WORKING AT TRYING TO STRENGHN MY MUSCLES UP AGAIN NOW (ALTHOUGH MY KNEE HAS OTHER IDEAS!)
I WOULD TRY AND STICK AT THE PT AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL IMPROVE,IT IS A SLOW AND LONG PROCESS BUT IM URE YOU WILL GET THERE.
I CAN UNDERSTAND YOU NOT WANTING THE MUA IT SOUNDS HORRENDOUS.
IM SORRY TO HEAR YOU BROKE YOUR CRUTCH,I HOPE YOUR KNEE IS OKAY,I WENT AND BASHED MINE TODAY ON MY CHEST OF DRAWERS AT WORK AND COCKLED OVER ON THURSDAY AND SPRAINED MY MCL,DOES THE FUN EVER END!!??
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007, 08:18:49 PM »
hi

ive been going to physio for nearly 2 months now and hydrotherapy for 3 weeks and there has been NO improvement at all... im convinced that the surgeon missed something when i had the arthroscopy itsonly meant to be a simple MCL tear there shouldnt be all this hassle from that.

sorry to hear about you bashing your knee..

i dont think the fun ever does end, its good for the PTs and OSs they go home at the end of the day and forget about us lot having this fun   
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007, 08:21:18 PM »
WHAT SORT OF EXERCISES ARE YOU DOING AT PT??
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007, 08:24:54 PM »
just really simple basic ones from every angle. but my knee just isnt budging.. 
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2007, 08:44:20 PM »
HI SO YOUR ROM HAS NOT MOVED AT ALL??
HMMM.......NOT SURE WHAT TO SUGGEST.
I JUST STARTED DOING VERY VERY BASIC STRETCHES LIKE SITTING ON THE FLOOR WITH MY LEG BENT AS MUCH AS IT WOULD (WHICH WAS NOT MUCH) AND I HAD TO ROLL A TOWEL UP INTO A "SAUSAGE" LOOP IT ROUND MY FOOT AND TRY AND PULL MY LEG AS CLOSE TO ME AS I COULD,TO TRY AND BEND IT,INITIALLY I WAS SO "LOCKED" IT SEEMED POINTLESS BUT AFTER DOING THIS AND A FEW OTHER EXERCISES I IMPROVED OVER THE FEW WEEKS FOLLOWING.
HAVE YOU BEEN ON A CPM MACHINE???
I GOT TO THE STAGE I WAS "STICKING" ABIT AT 90-110 DEGREES AND DID NOT SEEM TO GET ANY FURTHER AND USED THE CPM FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IT DID HELP ME TO GET OVER THAT STAGE..............NOWT SURE I THIS WILL HELP YOU???
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2007, 08:53:10 PM »
hi
 no my ROM hasnt moved at all its been 17 weeks in exactly the same poistion, we have done the exercises you have mentioned....... not done the cpm machine i dont know why.. ive had the ultrasound treatment... im just so scared i really dont know what they will do now   
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2007, 09:29:08 PM »
hi i found the cpm quite good,would it be worth asking if it may help you??
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007, 08:02:43 AM »
my physio mentioned about using a cpm machine yesterday, but says i am too far gone now to  use it, she will use one if he says i need more surgery..(thats after surgery) its all just waiting to hear what the OS says
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007, 12:30:20 PM »
hmmm!!
how come they did not start you doing exercises sooner after the op??
i went nearly 7 weeks with no exercise at all and was in a full leg immobiliser,set straight for some of those weeks and it was a long painful process but i did get my rom back,there were many days i wondered if i would though
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!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007, 02:56:31 PM »
i really dont know its just been one mistake after another... i dont trust my OS now im going to see what he says on fri but then ask for asecond opinion... as it was only yesterday from my physio i found out i had a MUA whilst i was having arthroscopy.. he just isnt being honest and is hiding something from me 
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT