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Offline rebe987

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Head-on car crash, rt knee, help!
« on: October 27, 2002, 06:22:47 PM »
I got my knee injury in a head-on car crash.  I have had arthroscopy, MRI, CT Scan, and they can't pin down the cause to my sometime extreme pain. My knee gives out pops, cracks, buckles, and sometimes I am overcome by the aching pain in my knee, when this happens my life comes to a halt until the pain subsides.  The car accident happened almost 5 years ago, the pain is only getting worse.  If anyone can help me please let me know.

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Re: Head-on car crash, rt knee, help!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2002, 06:33:16 PM »
Hi

welcome to the lvely knee talk board.

Sorry to hear about your car accident, apart from the knee, are you ok now?

How long agao did you have your tests done?, if it is quite far back in the future then do consider seeking a second opinion from another surgeon and going through the same rigmerole again, not pleasant I know, but sometimes someone can spot something that others can't.

Have you had any physio lately?. Might also be worth consulting a PT for their opinion and possibly theraputic  treatments.

Certainly, if you are in pain a lot of the time then it is not right for you to be carrying on like this, do seek a second opinion, you may need to find someone who specialises in trauma cases but you shouldn't have to live with this.

Good luck
Iona

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2002, 10:21:56 PM »
I agree with Iona, if you are having trouble with your knee get it checked out.  KNEES are a precious resource :-/ which we tend to ignore until too late.  Welcome to the board , we are all here for you :D
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Re: Head-on car crash, rt knee, help!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2002, 01:42:12 AM »
I have been to a totla of 8 doctors including 4 knee specialists one being the head knee trama specialist for the New England Patriots.  I don't know who else to go to.  I currently do not have health ins. so I have not had much treatment in the past months, I will have ins. in two months, I need a doctor that is current with this type of injury, I get so worried that it is going to get so bad I won't be able to walk, and I'm only 23, so it is only going to get worse.

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Re: Head-on car crash, rt knee, help!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2002, 11:09:30 AM »
Give us some more information to go on:

1. what was the original injury - what part of the knee was hurt? Was it a direct blow to the knee or did the knee get twisted or trapped? Could it be that glass might have been shot into the knee and not show up on X-ray? Were there skin breaks indicating that this could have happened? Did the knee swell afterwards? Were you able to walk at the time?
2. What symptoms did you suffer in the knee straight after the injury? Did you see a doctor at the time? What did they do? What did they say?
3. How did it progress from there?

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