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Offline stoker13

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shattered kneecap waiting to see OS
« on: October 05, 2009, 10:32:21 PM »
Well I"ve been lurking for a few days and today I thought that since I am in for SOMETHING for the long haul, I might just as well jump in here and get connected.

I fell and shattered my kneecap on 10/01 and now I am waiting to see the OS.  I have tons of questions but I'll start out with a couple.

If they have to do surgery, is it same day or overnight?
While I am waiting (and doing nothing) I am still having pain, is this to be expected?  I guess I would have thought by now (3 days later), that if I have an immobilizer on and am walking with crutches and elevating and icing I wouldn't need to keep taking pain meds so often.

Anyone out there to help?  I am sort of feeling alone.


Offline Lizn8r

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Re: shattered kneecap waiting to see OS
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 01:52:04 AM »

Sorry you are going through this but you are not alone.  Best to post your questions here ... you'll find lots of answers and a lot of sympathy for what you're going through!

Sep '99: Tore left ACL (football) - misdiagnosed
Sep '99-Apr '09: Lived with pain and buckling
Apr '09: New PCP (who listened), MRI and OS consult - proper dx
May '09: LK ACL Allograft and 25% medial meniscus removal
Sep '09: Released from PT and OS ... back to things I haven't done in 10 years!