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Opposite Of Self-gloss: Broke My Knee Today  
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
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Not intentionally, of course - but daaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn does it hurt like a bitch! Fell down and landed firmly on my right kneecap, full force, on concrete. VERY ugly, and I have to call the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to schedule the surgery.

Anyone else ever have this occur? If so, what sort of recovery time did you need, did you ever regain full range of motion, etc?


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User currently offlineTristanHNL From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2006, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):
VERY ugly, and I have to call the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to schedule the surgery.

Anyone else ever have this occur? If so, what sort of recovery time did you need, did you ever regain full range of motion, etc?

I have not personally ever had a fractured patella, but as a medical radiographer I can answer your questions. I'm assuming that because you're getting surgey scheuled you've already had x-rays taken. What kind of fracture do you have? Most of the time simple transverse fractures or even comminuted fractures require insertion of K-wires to hold the fragments in place. Unfortunately ROM is significantly reduced due to stiffness during the healing process, and you may need to wear a splint for at least 1 1/2 to 2 months. Once callus formation is consistently seen on follow-up x-rays over time (evidence of complete healing), surgery is done to remove the wires. And naturally follow-up exams continue to ensure proper bony alignment. ROM should be fully restored after all is said and done.

Treatment ultimately depends on what is best for your situation and is agreed upon between you and the ortho doctor. I've seen a patient who like you broke her kneecap but decided to forego surgery and simply wear a cast. The cast bound her leg from mid-thigh to mid-shin, which extremely limited movement of that leg. She had the cast on for over 3 months. Bad idea in my opinion, but that's the inconvenience she was willing to put up with in order to avoid an operation.



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Oh sh--

Get well soon.


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):
Opposite Of Self-gloss:

Maybe FML:
?
 

And get well soon!

signol



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19515 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

Well, silly, why'd you do that? Now you're in a world of bother. ZOMG the kids these days.

Well, it's an operation or two, which is a fascinating experience. And some time on crutches, which is a nice hit to your pride.


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4976 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

How did you manage this?
Were you skateboarding down a railing? Jumping off the top of a 3 story building with a skateboard?

Here's hoping your pain goes away soon and you start to feel better quickly!



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
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Quoting type-rated (Reply 5):
How did you manage this?

I'd love nothing more than to say I was doing something awesome - even dangerous - to bring this about. Fact of the matter is that I was just walking on level pavement and tripped.

Yeah, I rule.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4976 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
Fact of the matter is that I was just walking on level pavement and tripped.

Don't worry, that has happened to the best of us before....accidents can happen! Still wishing you the best for a speedy recovery.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
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Thanks for the good wishes! Still haven't heard from the orthopedic surgeon, but I expect I will by Monday or Tuesday.


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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5240 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Ouch! That sucks! I'm truly sorry and wish you a speedy recovery.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):
I'd love nothing more than to say I was doing something awesome - even dangerous - to bring this about. Fact of the matter is that I was just walking on level pavement and tripped.

Yeah, I rule.

High five!   



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6182 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
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Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):
Anyone else ever have this occur? If so, what sort of recovery time did you need, did you ever regain full range of motion, etc?


My two cents: Enjoy the Vicodin while it lasts.

[Edited 2010-11-20 22:32:08]


MGGS
User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4976 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Heck with the Vicodin, go for the Tramadol!


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
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They gave me 10mg of Oxycodone. We'll see what they come back with once the surgery has been done.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19515 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 12):
They gave me 10mg of Oxycodone. We'll see what they come back with once the surgery has been done.

Whatever it is, my advice is don't be the Big Man who refuses. The medicine is there to relieve your pain, so take it. Don't take more than you need, but don't be afraid to take enough. You won't get hooked from therapeutic use.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 12):
They gave me 10mg of Oxycodone. We'll see what they come back with once the surgery has been done.


Whatever it is, my advice is don't be the Big Man who refuses. The medicine is there to relieve your pain, so take it.

The Advil has been helping me so far, and doesn't upset my stomach like the Oxycodone does. Any recommendations for a non-nausea-inducing painkiller?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):
Opposite Of Self-gloss:

Self pity thread?  
Starting a new trend here at Airliners.net?


Get well soon.
I can only imagine the pain you are going through.



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Thread starter):
Fell down and landed firmly on my right kneecap, full force, on concrete. VERY ugly,

ouch! I feel the pain....... Take it easy



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19515 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 14):

The Advil has been helping me so far, and doesn't upset my stomach like the Oxycodone does. Any recommendations for a non-nausea-inducing painkiller?

IV Demerol?  

If the motrin/advil/ibuprofen is holding the pain off, then that's fine. Some orthopedists don't like NSAIDs in fractures because NSAIDs slightly decrease bone healing in beagle puppies.

You aren't a beagle puppy (I don't think) so I'm in favor of pain control.


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