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Offline gabriel824

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Excruciating Pain - did I tear something?
« on: September 09, 2007, 08:23:41 AM »
Hello all,
weirdest accident. Went to sit down on my couch in a semi indian style - where my right leg was folded under my left leg. Sat this way a million times before, but as soon as I sat down I felt an excruciating pain shoot through my right knee. I immediately ended up on the floor. Knee pain is through the roof - even immobilized it hurts badly. Went to the emergency room, took x-rays --> no broken bones, but the xrays won't show tissue/ligament issues. It's pretty bad at the moment. Even on crutches, with no weight on the knee, just moving the leg a hair causes excruciating pain --> can't even think about putting weight on it.

The pain is underneath the right knee cap, slightly offcenter and to the right. Edit - my knee is definitely swollen.
I am going to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, but may not be able to see him until later in the week.

Any thoughts on what I may have done?
thanks,
gabe
« Last Edit: September 09, 2007, 09:40:14 AM by gabriel824 »

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Re: Excruciating Pain - did I tear something?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 09:59:50 AM »
The Orthopaedic Consultant should arrange for a MRI scan and this should determine whats gone wrong - if anything.

Wait until then


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Re: Excruciating Pain - did I tear something?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 09:37:45 AM »
Hopefully it's something as simple as a pulled muscle. But unfortunately it could be a number of things!  I think at this point you should stay off of it until you see an OS, and try elevating your leg and using ice for the swelling....Good luck, be sure to let us know how it went!

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Re: Excruciating Pain - did I tear something?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 05:09:53 AM »
Hmmmm....definitely sounds like you maay have torn something. Maybe cartilage? I would stay off of it as much as possible. Keep it elevated above your heart and ice lots. Keep us informed....Good luck!

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