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Grrr...Probably Will Have To Have Surgery  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Damn.

On and off for the last few years, my left knee area has been sore. It'd be sore for a few days-a week at the most, and I'd have trouble bending it, then it would go away.

About a month ago, it got real sore-worst it's ever been, and it stayed that way for a month, and then, about 3 weeks ago, it swelled up, which never had happened before.

Finally went into the doc a week ago, and he had me get an MRI. He also gave me an anti-inflammatory to get the swelling down. It's felt much better since then. But got the results of the MRI this morning-torn ACL. DAMN!

So I'm gonna have to go see a specialist, and most likely, have surgery to repair the ACL. Can't start the process next week-going to be traveling from Saturday through next Friday (taking the youngest to meet Mickey for the first time), so when I get back, I have to see what's in store.

I'd like to say I tore it doing a high-flying LeBron-like slam dunk or something, but I have a severe case of "White Man's Syndrome", and can't elevate like that.   Honestly, I don't have the first clue how I did it!

GRRRRRR..................

[Edited 2007-07-06 16:19:35]

[Edited 2007-07-06 16:19:55]

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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
taking the youngest to meet Mickey for the first time

Uh-oh - better have a look here first.

Mickey Faces The Firing Squad (by Miamiair Jul 6 2007 in Non Aviation)

 biggrin 

Anyway - sorry to hear about your knee. I hope the surgery goes well. Good luck.


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
have surgery to repair the ACL.

Unlucky business. I have had my fair share of surgery. Broken hip and broken leg repairs, but it all ended up going well, and I'm sure it will all go well for you. Good luck!

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Honestly, I don't have the first clue how I did it!

Maybe when you were kneeling down every night paying homage to your Ann Coulter statue?  Wink

Kieron747


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

best of luck.
you should talk to your doctor about active rehabilitation. joints have a strong tendency to heal alot better when they have to do a bit of work and tend to heal or recover badly when not being moved at all.
depending on the result, try to get an individually adjusted knee orthosis, these things work like magic and allow fast recovery. make sure to see more than one doctor, knees are one of the things where any problem that does not cure perfectly will chase you forever.



10=2
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 2):
Maybe when you were kneeling down every night paying homage to your Ann Coulter statue?

Damn, if I worshiped that loser, I'd be dead.  Big grin


User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
I'd like to say I tore it doing a high-flying LeBron-like slam dunk or something, but I have a severe case of "White Man's Syndrome", and can't elevate like that. Honestly, I don't have the first clue how I did it!

Those damn lawn care injuries Big grin

I know a guy that went through this same thing,his only regret was not having the surgery sooner,said it was a world of difference..best of luck with it


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 5):
Those damn lawn care injuries

Maybe it was while doing the laundry?  rotfl 


User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1539 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 5):
best of luck with it

Ditto . . . I grow more and more weary of practitioners of modern medicine, including surgeons, but I'm sure these guys will do this efficiently (it seems to be a more prevalent injury nowadays  scratchchin  - we've all seen people bounce back from a bum or torn ACL - Rod Woodson anyone?).

-R


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
but I have a severe case of "White Man's Syndrome", and can't elevate like that.

Don't worry... you can measure my vertical jump with a micrometer  yes 


As for the surgery.... it's better to get it fixed that have it hurt for the next ten years, right?



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 8):
it's better to get it fixed that have it hurt for the next ten years, right?

Hah-Like the pain would magically go away after ten years...



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I figure you tore it when you were doing a TD dance after scoring on your kids in a backyard game of football.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Good luck.

Make sure you get a second opinion - not about the ACL being torn, but which surgeon you use to fix it, and how he/she proposes to do so.


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