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Offline benjinh0

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knee brace over clothes?
« on: October 02, 2008, 10:03:16 PM »
Hello people! I had my right knee sorted on the 25th sept, I had ACL recon using hamstring autograft also parts of lateral and medial meniscus removed. I have been in a fair amount of pain and the brace helps with getting around on crutches. If i dont use it, it feels like my leg will fall off! would it be ok to wear the brace over clothes? as Im supposed to be going to a surprise party tommorow and dont want wear shorts and look like a donut! although in the circumstances it doesn't really matter what i look like!

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Re: knee brace over clothes?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 10:22:07 PM »
I've worn my brace over clothes and underneath baggie pants.  Whatever works, and if anyone comments tell them you setting a new fashion.
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

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Re: knee brace over clothes?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 11:27:23 PM »
I wear my brace 24/7 due to OS orders (other than in the shower) When some one asks me what I'm wearing when they pick me up I usually say " something black and strappy" :)
I've thought about adding some wild suspenders to my brace cuz it's always slipping down, not quite sure how to attach it all though.
Happy Healing, Barb
7/17/08  TPF depressed w/meniscal tear surg w/ plate 5 screws
ankle fracture  w/ plate 6 screws
wrist fracture pinned w/ cast
7/18/08 surgery 3 hrs
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Re: knee brace over clothes?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 06:19:37 AM »
Of course you can have the brace over clothes. Just be sure that the clothes under doesn't have any creases/convolutions under the brace..so you end up with wounds.
Try out clothes in good time before going out.
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
Spinaldamage wheeler 100%.
Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: knee brace over clothes?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 02:36:41 PM »
I have to wear a brace when i am riding my horses and i get a quite a few funny looks and some of the judges are like what is that for but i dont care it helps (not much but some) and that is all there is to it :-)
I'm so busy that I'm not sure if I lost my horse or just found my lead rope.

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Re: knee brace over clothes?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 05:07:21 PM »
Seems every time I put the brace over my clothes it is much more uncomfortable - just bothers me.  You will have to make certain the pant legs don't have any creases or you'll really be uncomfortable.

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Re: knee brace over clothes?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 05:45:52 PM »
if its comfortable why not, the only problem is everyone will want one ;)