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Offline Brodie70

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Help .
« on: May 16, 2012, 01:13:29 PM »
Hey guys ..

Hope that someone maybe able to give me some advise .. 15 year old daughter hurt her knee 10 weeks ago in a Netball game . i took her to A&E where without a X ray the doctor told us it was a sprain . We returned on the Thursday to be X Ray and to be told there maybe some kneecap damage , and they would refer her . I chased up the appointment and we finally got a MRI on May the 1st getting the results back on the 14th of May . We were told she had dislocated her knee and that her petella was sitting off the track .. she has being going to therapy but the knee just won't straighten . last appointment the guy leaned on her leg to try and push it down it wouldn't go my daughter is in so much pain .. she is doing her exams is whacked out and is not going out as much as she used to , she is on Tramadol which also concerns me ... can anyone shed any light on this .. they havent given us a recovery time but did say they would get the knee straight within 2 weeks ... hasn't happened .

I am slowly losing faith in the doctors and therapists .x

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Re: Help .
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 01:14:20 PM »
Forgot to add that they tape her knee in place .x

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Re: Help .
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 01:32:00 PM »
Is she doing her SATs, normal school exams or external exams at the moment? It is worth getting your doctor (your GP or the doctor treating her and prescribing the Tramodol) to write a note confirming the treatment AND the effect of the drugs on her. It is not fair for her to be worrying about that on top of the problems with her knee.This allows the teachers to give her longer to complete the exams &/or, if it is not possible to do this, she is given special consideration when the papers are marked.

Don't lose faith in the doctors, but do push for better treatment and a more thorough diagnosis. As you mentioned that she hurt her knee during Netball, I am assuming that you are in the UK. Sorry if I am a few thousand kilometres off the mark!  ;)

Try seeing your GP and asking for a referral to an orthopaedic specialist, preferably one who has a specialisation in paediatrics as well. In the Information Hub there is a list of specialist clinics and doctors (by no means ALL the possible ones). This is organised by continent/area then by country. It can help you with your search for a specialist in or near where you are based.

Good luck and I hope your daughter manages to do well in her exams, despite the drugs!

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Re: Help .
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 01:55:22 PM »
Hey

Thanks for your reply . I am in the UK :) we have a surgeon but he has just left it with the therapists now . Called them today and asked them to change the one we had as i felt he was quite heavy handed with my daughter .
They said it could take months to get better .. not sure what to do now  >:(