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Offline Kezzbr28

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Still unable to fully straighten my knee
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:22:15 PM »
Hi just after some advice I had a fall during a game of netball beginning of January 2017 after going to my gp numerous times he finally requested mri which I had in debt now the results show a partial tear on mcl my problem is we are now what 14 weeks down the line and me knee is
1) still swollen
2) cannot straighten my knee still despite doing all sorts of exercises
3) when I wake in morning knee feels as though it's locked
4) don't really have any pain now just uncomfortable
 5) still can't put pressure on knees i.e. Kneeling down is a no
Anyone have any ideas what it could be

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Re: Still unable to fully straighten my knee
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 03:32:25 PM »
Meniscus tear?  Did you twist the knee when you fell? Often missed on MRI's, can cause locking straight and buckling
Possibly a bone bruise to the knee cap or other bone in knee? (these are nasty and can take a year to heal) .  MCL injuries can also take many months to heal if severe

Go see a sports physio with knee specialism (privately) or better still a knee specialist (if in UK, this will be an orthopaedic surgeon) - you'll need a referral from the GP (even if you decide to speed the process and go private)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 03:49:05 PM by Vickster »
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