Pop goes my knee

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  1. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I injured my knee last night in my deck hockey game. I was running behind the net and I felt a pop. I collapsed immediately in pain. Damn did that hurt. I can not put any weight on that leg. It hurts like hell this morning.

    A quick trip the ER last night (in and out in an hour!) gave it a sprained lateral collateral ligament diagnosis. They didn't take an x-ray or MRI though. The PA just looked at it. Man, this feels too painful to be a sprain. I plan on seeing an orthopedic specialist for a more thorough examination of the knee. Anyone ever sprain that ligament? What did it feel like? I wouldn't think a sprain would involve a "POP" when it happened. I felt like someone gave me a real hard two handed slash to the knee, but there was no one near me.
     
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  2. mogulskr

    mogulskr Monkey

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    Oh that sucks, sorry to hear about it. I'm going to guess you tore something like an ACL.
     
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  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Dammit, Tom, you were supposed to be getting well.

    And here we went and traded Cassel. :panic:
     
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  4. demo 9

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    Ive torn and had surgery on a few ligaments(acl in knee) and that hurt like a bitch. stay off it and listen to the doctor or you will regret it
     
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  5. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I sprained ligaments in My ankle back in College. big time hurt . I was on crutches for 3 months. wait till it start to change to all sorts of ugly colors.
     
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  6. johnbryanpeters

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    Heal up! I have had a bum knee since an off-road motorcycle stupidity in the 70s.
     
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  7. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    If you had married an athletic trainer, like I'm going to do, instead of an accountant, you would already know what you did to your knee without a trip to the ER.

    You would also not have to go to a physical therapist for treatment.
     
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  8. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Oh yeah, listen to what the doc says, or you will regret it later.

    Heal fast.
     
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    He'd also have to do his own taxes.....every year......
     
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  10. Nick

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    Ouch ... that sucks!

    Stop playing hockey, its not safe and its going to ruin your biking season.
     
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    At what cost IAB? At what cost?

    I am sending healing vibes your way. Get better soon.
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Well so far "the doc" was a physician's assistant in the ER. He said to wait a couple of days and see how it feels. I'd rather just see a specialist now. So now I am sitting in bed icing my knee, doped up on percocet. :drool:

    I have a half marathon to run on May 31. I already paid for it! :shakefist:
     
  13. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    When I did my LCL for the win, I heard the pop.
    Same pop I heard when I did my ACL
    And my MCL.

    Pops, in my opinion, are never good.
    Does it burn like a bitch now, or could you put weight on it if you felt like it?
     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Dirt, I can put a *little* weight on it, but when I do it just feels like my leg is going to collapse. It feels very unstable. It's icing right now and I'm doped up on percocet, but when I do feel pain, it's a painful ache more than anything.
     
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    My knee pops from tears in my patella and meniscus. Definitely stay off it and see a specialist, even it the diagnosis is the same, they can give you much better feedback on what to do, how to do it and when. Heal up baboon!
     
  16. Da Peach

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    Is it swollen?
     
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    I haven't done mine, but a friend blew out his ACL and definitely heard the pop. If your insurance allows it, definitely go see a orthopedic surgeon ASAP, as they're one of the few people in the medical establishment that I trust 100%. General practitioners came and went as I was growing up, but I had the same Ortho from age 9 to age 25...
     
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    Wrong.

    Unless your athletic trainer has an MRI machine in the house, and is qualified to read it..... It wouldn't really help. It's hard to figure out what happened to a knee from the outside, you have to look at the inside!

    IAB, Definitely go to a specialist, the sooner the better! The ER is great, they are very knowledgeable people in there, but when it comes to stuff like this, MRI and orthopedist is the way to go! I was in a knee immobilizer for 2 weeks for a "sprain" before I went to the orthopedist, and he said that since I had blown out my PCL, the immobilizer set me back a month.
     
  19. I Are Baboon

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    Yeah, it's swollen pretty good.

    Is it ok to mix beer with percocet?
     
  20. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    IAB - if you want to go to a good ortho person for knees - try and get in to see Dr. Arciero at the UCHC. He's really good.
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Last time I got some I think I read on the bottle it's encouraged....;)
     
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    ER Doctors are great at diagnosing sickness, But sorry, they are terrible at sports injuries.

    This year when I broke my wrist, I went straight to the injury clinic at kaiser, from there I went straight to sports medicine. They found the break the break on the first look, got me casted up as needed, and started me on the right regiment.

    Last year, I went to the ER, who told me I was fine, I jsut hyper extended my wrist's, but a week later the Orth had looked at my xrays and was calling me to get my ass down so he could get me into some proper care because both wrist's are fractured. Because of the wait last year, I wasnt able to be casted, the right wrist has a cool grinding noise now, left one fractures easy, Eventually I will need surgery on the right due to it ealing improperly from the misdiagnosis in the ER.


    Get to the Ortho fast, get the MRI done. And heal up, knee injuries suck serious ass
     
  23. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yep, x-rays won't tell you sh*t, got to get the MRI. I tore my ACL & meniscus and had it fixed. You know the story and now see how fast I ski......... It sucks! Get well soon!
     
  24. I Are Baboon

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    I just booked a 1:30 apointment wednesday with an orthopedic surgeon.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Bye bye ski season. :(
     
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    Take some ginseng and vitamin C......and maybe a little genko blioba. You'll be fine. .....
     
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    I think a little bit of meth will heal that up real quick.:clue:
     
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    Fish oil pills...good for the joints too!
     
  29. I Are Baboon

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  30. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Well - if you're drinking beer I guess it will dull the pain of not being able to ski... :D
     
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    is he in the hospital where you work ?
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Ouch.. I wish you a speedy recovery
     
  33. BadDNA

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    Time to start the Broken Monkey Beer Club!

    This week's assignment is to test the effects of beer and Percocets when combined. Phil, I believe we both have the required equipment. :cheers:




    This is a joke everybody, don't mix the narcotics and alcohol, listen to your doctor and pharmacist, they spent a lot of time learning about the stuff they tell you not to do.
     
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    Dude, that sucks. Heal up and stop being so OLD!

    After my 3rd knee surgery (left knee each time) the doc made me swear off soccer. One of the hardest things I had to do. But he said biking (even the stupid things I do that are still considered biking) was ok and I got a sweet carbon fiber brace to race with in the event I will crash to keep the side to side flex a minimum.

    I have never done anything to my ligaments (strong like bull), but I have no cartilage left to tear.
     
  35. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Beer/wine and vicodin works quite nicely together. :cheers:
     
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    don't worry -I think everyone knows I'd never let him mix the two LOL!
     
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    Dang that sucks. I agree, go the Ortho doc for a check up. Are you still training for your half marathon?
     
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    Heal up IAB.
     
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    That sounds "not so good".

    To the MRI lab!
     
  40. Ian F

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    Ah.... :redface: I made it through the first page... :bonk:

    Those non-riding sports... they'll get you!

    Heal up IAB... :cheers: