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Offline RL

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Is 3 months a long time?
« on: March 09, 2008, 09:08:12 PM »
Hi,

About 3 months ago I flew threw the air and landed on my knee.  I iced it, the swelling went down, and it has been gradually getting better for the last 3 months.   I can do everything but kneel on it and it hurts if I run more than a few steps. 

Is 3 months a long time to not be fully healed?  Do knee injuries that don't require surgery typically heal themselves in less than 3 months?

Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated-

RL

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 09:13:40 PM »
RL;
  By the sounds of it, you injured your knee worse than you think you might have. It would probably be a good idea to see a doctor, or OS. Knee injuries are nothing to play around with. They can get worse and you don't want that.

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 10:37:57 PM »
There are some knee injuries that won't heal without surgery ever. So it would have been a good idea to see a doctor about two months ago.

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 01:37:09 AM »
See an OS and do it soon.  There could be any number of different things wrong and they are not necessarily major.  The longer you wait the more you could be damaging it.

I had an off road motorcycle accident two years ago.  I flew 20 feet in the air and cart wheeled another 20 feet.  Both my right knee and ankle were injured.  I opted to repair the torn ankle ligament first and put off any treatment for my sore knee.  Turns out I had torn the minsicus which I made worse by not getting it fixed.

Life is short don't spend it in pain.

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 11:35:35 PM »
Thanks for the replies everyone.  I just made an appointment with an OS.

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 05:05:09 AM »
Good.  Keep us posted.

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 04:44:54 AM »
I went to see an OS and he recommended I get an MRI.  I got the results of my MRI:
- No tears
- Mild posterior crusiate ligament sprain
- Wear under the knee cap

It's been over 4 months since I injured my knee and I still can't run without pain.  Does anyone know if that's a long time to still have a sprain?  If not, how much longer do these take to heal?

Does anyone know how likely it is that an MRI could miss something?

Thanks again for any thoughts.

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Re: Is 3 months a long time?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 06:57:50 PM »
RL running puts an awful lot of stress on your knee.  Do you have pain with other activities that don't include running?

Have you seen an OS or are you just going off the MRI results.  MRI's are pretty good but I would like to see what the OS says.

I had "some wear" under the patella and it caused a major problem over the long run.  Doesn't mean that is the case with you but I would ask the OS about it.

Shaggy
12/89 R knee scope for lateral release & patella shaving.
06/07 R knee scope for meniscus repair & bone spur removal.
08/07 R knee fluid removal & cortisone injection.
09-12/07 - R knee unloader brace and PT.
01/08 R knee HTO.