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Offline Eve848

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« on: April 21, 2014, 01:57:50 AM »

Just a little background. I hurt my knee in a fall about 8 days ago. I've yet to get a full diagnosis, because I'm at college, and the health services are very poor here. I had an X-ray, and there are no breaks or fractures. I'm getting an MRI tomorrow, but I think that it's likely that it's a muscle or ligament problem.

I've read that alcohol consumption, especially in excess, isn't good for a healing knee. But I've also read a lot that this is just in the first 48 hours. Since I'm well past that mark, is it okay for me to drink a significant amount of wine? Thank you in advance for your help.


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Re: Alcohol
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 09:53:48 AM »
Personally, with an undiagnosed injury I would avoid getting drunk at all, due to the risk of causing a more serious injury! Regardless of any effect on the healing of an existing injury. 
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Re: Alcohol
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 11:51:35 PM »
When I broke my patella back in December, I avoided alcohol for a while just due to the stability factor. I'm guessing that drinking wouldn't be that bad for the healing process after the first few days, but it definitely can't help!
12/20/13: Slipped on ice, comminuted fracture of left patella
12/22/13: ORIF surgery- 3 pins, wire, leg in immobilizer
12/29/13: No major pain in leg, FWB in immobilizer
01/07/14: Started PT
01/15/14: Staples out, 50 ROM
01/29/14: 80 ROM
02/14/14: 105 ROM
02/21/14: 120 ROM
03/07/14: 135 ROM