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  1. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    has anybody else ever torn their UCL. i am "self diagnosed" myself with it but am wondering if anybody else has done this or has any advice for me.
     

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  2. Huck Banzai

    Huck Banzai Turbo Monkey

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    UCL? Not ACL, maybe PCL? MCL even?

    heh?
     
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    first of all, if its bad enough to think you tore it.....whatever IT is......you should go see a doctor asap......

    are u referring to the inside tendon of your knee (PCL i believe) or the outside (MCL)?

    I would say it's not really possible to diagnose yourself with a torn tendon of any kind.....there isnt much way to know (especially in the knee) with out an MRI.....it could also possibly be a meniscus injury (the sac around your knee cap area).......


    im sure you STRAINED something, but you cant assume you TORE anything.....and if you did tear it, you should definitely be seeing a doctor!
     
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    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    There are 5 ligaments in the knee. ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL, and the quadracep that goes over the knee cap.
     
  5. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I tore my UCI once...Dick Pound was all over that...
     
  6. DirtMcGirk

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

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    Just try putting weight on that leg alone and pivoting on it. If it collapses, you have no more ACL.

    Mind you this will hurt a lot, but in the end it hurts less then the payment to go see a doc...
     
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    Not good news.

    Didn't you do your knee last year jumping the gully in Dom #2?
     
  8. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    yes

    the UCL is a ligament in the elbow.
    i fell and put my arms out in a push up and now my left elbow is nice and messed up.

    why cant i just break bones... doctor today at 3 30
     
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    bpatterson6 Turbo Monkey

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    Sounds painful. I wish you good luck in your recovery. :cheers:
    ACL, MCL and Miniscus stink. I've had surgery 3 times on my right knee. To say that it's wasted is an understatement.
    I just hope you have youth on your side. I don't and I'm beginning to feel the effects of years of bike riding and injuries.
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    and the doctor says, yup you completely blew it apart. more surgery for u
     
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    Surgery's fun. You wake up and have no idea how you got where you were and then can't eat for two days. and then VICODIN.
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    but missing diablo 2 years in a row is not
     
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    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    Oh damn. Another year, thats bad. And you'll probably not be able to use your arm for a couple months while the ligaments/tendons heal. Glad I only broke my collar bone. Heal up
     
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    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    will do, at least i can still drive if i pass license test