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Offline chooch

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Wait for appointment or go to the clinic?
« on: March 10, 2008, 06:20:36 PM »
Hi All, new to this board.  Just found it actually.  I have a question, but here's my situation first.

On Saturday, I was snowboarding when I went off a big jump.  Not that it was that big to start with, but I was going too fast.  So I crashed hard, face first, and was knocked unconscious.  When I came too, my buddies were getting the paramedics to take me down the mountain.   They checked me out and found me to be ok.  However, when I went to stand up, I noticed a weird pain/weakness in my left knee.  I thought I had just twisted it slightly, and they asked me if I heard a pop, but I was knocked out and don't remember hitting the ground.  So I went to sit for a while and tried to go back on the mountain.  When I strapped in at the top, the pain in my knee was too much for me to handle, so I quit for the day.

On Sunday, I could barely move my leg without noticing a pain on the inside of my knee.  When I bend it or twist it, the pain is really noticeable.  However, I can limp on it, walk straight, and put all my weight on it comfortably.  I've been icing it, have it wrapped, and wearing a knee brace.  Today, it feels a little better, but mostly the the pain is the same when I move it a certain way.

So I called a recommended Orthopedic Specialist (recommended by 4 people I know) this morning, but he is unable to see me for 9 days.  They said if it is an emergency to go to a walk-in clinic.

Now here's my question.  Will waiting 9 days really make a difference?  Or should I go to a walk-in clinic (or even a general practitioner) to have it looked at immediately?  Thanks in advance.

« Last Edit: March 10, 2008, 07:04:14 PM by chooch »

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Re: Wait for appointment or go to the clinic?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 08:12:19 PM »
would make sense to get it checked by someone in the meantime just to make sure it is okay to weight bear and some advice on how to treat it in the meantime.

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