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Offline Rizzo6

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Can't bend my knee!
« on: August 08, 2003, 06:19:38 AM »
Several days ago, while playing football, I stepped in a drainage ditch.  I did hear the "infamous pop," yet I have not had any pain.  I was told it may be an ACL.  However, none of the symptoms seem to match.  I can fully extend, move side to side.  My problem is that I cannot bend my knee past 70 degrees.  I've seen a doctor.  She took an x-ray and will call once she has looked at them.  In the meantime I am limping.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Can't bend my knee!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2003, 07:55:07 AM »
If you don't get any help from the first doc, be sure to see another one.  A primary care physician may be the first stop but not always the last.
2003: 1/28-29Fell on wet floor,broke kneecap
ORIF(hdwr&immob)
Post-op drug reaction
3/4-5/13 brace
3/21-8/28PT
12/19Hardware removal,scope,partial meniscectomies
2004: More PT
lost job
Settledw/WC Oct
2005: Personal injury lawsuit--reschedulings,failed mediation
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Re: Can't bend my knee!
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2003, 07:59:53 AM »
Hi!

Make sure that you treat that knee with a lot of tlc--ice, elevation, rest....Until you know what it is for sure, don't take it any chances.

If you don't get results from that x-ray within a day, call and hunt them down.  You may want to pursue an appointment with an os--and an os will want to see those pictures.

Good luck--I really hope that this turns out to be little or nothing.  Take care, Sylvia
Both kneesOA.
Scope on rt knee,9/00;2/01
scope w/ LR and debridement rt knee 2/02
left knee same5/02
Patellar problems
LeftTKR12/16/02
Right TKR7/14/03
Complications MUA 8/14/03
R TKR revisio