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Offline Reddee

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Ah! the woes of knee trouble
« on: February 21, 2004, 05:57:56 PM »
As many, if not all of you guys on here can relate to, knee trouble is like losing your virginity, once it's gone it can never come/grow back  ;)
Well, as is my experience anyway...

I'm very much of the opinion that a once injured knee will never be right again - even after surgery/physio or faith healers...

Anyway, my tale of woe begins...
18 yrs old, playing gaelic football (or bog ball, as we call it ;) ) and i twist my knee quite badly. (3 twists later 27 yrs old now...)

Damage to the meniscus and ligaments...had scopes done and physio etc, but as I mentioned in another post, the surgeon was reluctant to do any more surgery on it (apart from some suturing and cutting of the cartilage - leaving the tear in the ligament)..

It has been slightly unstable since, with instances of recurring pain and instability after running or playing games again..

My reason for looking out such a BBoard is to seek advice as to what to do now..

3 days ago, playing Basketball, another small twist/jar of the knee has left me on crutches with some swelling of the outer edge of my left knee (around the meniscus area with lots of pain inside the back of my knee - more or less to left side again..)

My GP suggest some scans and I'm trying to find a consultant (in Ireland) but wish to stay clear of my previous surgeon because of what happened before..I want, actually need my knee fixed because I'm sick to death of being afraid that it's going to 'go' again on me, the recurring pain, the inability to play any game in a consistent way...

what to do? ??? :(

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Re: Ah! the woes of knee trouble
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2004, 06:47:59 PM »

I'm currently in a similar situation.  I severely stretch my ACL graft 20 months post-op.  It is non-functional now and as a result I have severe instablity.  My knee has now started to dislocate because of the ACL and MCL instability.  My surgeon for some reason is very hesistant to do anything.  I just can't live like this!  With the weather getting slightly nicer than it's been (40F compared to -10F), i'm getting anxious about getting back on the soccer field.  

I would try to get an MRI or even a CT scan so that you have some clue as to what is going on inside your knee.  I would then find a specialist who has experiance in sports medicine and that you trust.  

Best of luck to you!
1999 LR, 2002 ACL/PLC recon, reversal of LR, 2004 ACL revision, 2006 Car accident torn PCL and small fractures resulting in bone chips in my knee.  Torn MCL 3 times.  Wicked screws under IT band and Pes Anserine.  June 2008-Hip Arthroscopy.

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Re: Ah! the woes of knee trouble
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2004, 03:53:49 AM »
 ;D Well, it looks like  knee-bies lost (or lose, as the case may be) our "virginity" twice, then. . .  ::)

Good luck in your search for a good doc.


PS: I got a broken nose while on a tour of Ireland. I have fine memories of a hospital waiting room in County Cork!  :)
2003: 1/28-29Fell on wet floor,broke kneecap
Post-op drug reaction
3/4-5/13 brace
12/19Hardware removal,scope,partial meniscectomies
2004: More PT
lost job
Settledw/WC Oct
2005: Personal injury lawsuit--reschedulings,failed mediation
2006: settled out of court in March