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2015/01/01 17:09:46 (permalink)
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Knee Consultation

Good evening all,
 
Long story short I did something to my knee back in April and I've not been able to play football since the injury. I heard a crack as I did it and after 48 hours it swelled up like crazy. Anyway after the swelling went down (a month or two) I still had limited movement in my leg and every so often it cracks. I can pretty much make it crack on demand now.
 
8 months later the hospital have been in touch (Yes I was on a huge waiting list so if anyone decides to injure their knee don't sweat as you'll be waiting a while thanks to our wonderful NHS :)) and I have a consultation tomorrow. When I went to the doctors initially he mentioned that I would probably need arthroscopy to fix the issue and if that doesn't work then surgery. Obviously we don't know the damage yet but I imagine that's the way forward.
 
Anyway I'm really nervous about styuff like this as I've never really had to go in to hospital. Me and my partner have a baby due in 10 weeks and im wanting to be back healthy for when he/she arrives. I'm also wanting to play football next season as I've missed this season through this.
 
Has anyone got any experience of this? Had this before etc. Anything to calm the nerves :)
 
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    phil3030
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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/01 17:15:06 (permalink)
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    An arthroscopy is key hole surgery, so sounds like you'll be having an operation anyway.
     
    Huge number of structures that may have been injured in the knee itself, especially during football, but as a general guide I've had probably 1 or 2 patients that haven't been back to reasonable function after 4-6 weeks at a maximum. The longer recovery tends to be more damage, and often that isn't kept waiting as long as 8 months to be seen anyway. Depending on the injury you may or may not be full weight bearing post op, so there's a potential for crutches, but at 10 weeks I would expect you not to be needing them if recovery follows the usual pattern. And football next August/September sounds reasonable providing you follow a decent rehabilitation programme to the letter under professional instruction.

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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/01 18:37:20 (permalink)
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    You may well have an MRI  before the arthroscopy but those are the expected recovery times post-op. 
     
    To be honest you won't be playing much football with a newborn :)
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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/01 22:53:24 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys will see how it goes tomorrow.

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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/02 08:09:44 (permalink)
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    Have you looked at how much going private would cost? I had a mark come up on my lip that looked a bit suspect. After my details were lost and two different diagnosis were given, I got fed up and went private. I got seen and operated on within less than two weeks, and they apologised for the long wait!
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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/02 08:28:13 (permalink)
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    Good luck pal.

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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/02 11:03:45 (permalink)
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    Ok so I went to the consultation this morning. The doctor doesn't seem that concerned as I don't have any pain really despite my knee clicking and locking.

    He's booked me in for an MRI scan but not till the end of February. He put on his notes that it could be a possible meniscus tear which may have healed. He said say clicking isn't anything to worry about :-S

    Unfortunately at the moment private isn't in my budget with the baby due soon. Every penny is going in to buying new stuff for the nursery.

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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/02 11:17:54 (permalink)
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    How much range of movement have you lost?

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    Re: Knee Consultation 2015/01/02 12:27:35 (permalink)
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    In the first 6 weeks or so my knee was near enough black and blue and had hardly any movement at all. After two months I was at the point where I noticed the swelling had gone down a lot but I wasn't able to bring my leg up to my bum to stretch my quad.... literally I get it up to 90 degrees and then it hurt like hell (It felt tight). 8 months on and I can now stretch my quad - with a little discomfort. So slowly it has gotten better. I'm sure by having the MRI scan will show anything up although I don't know really as I've never had to have one.

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    Re: 2015/01/02 12:35:31 (permalink)
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    I think you'd benefit from seeing a good physio. They usually have a much better idea about these things than gp's do given the volume of patients they see with joint problems
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    Re: 2015/01/03 10:48:48 (permalink)
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    TBH I went to see my GP who is a sports injuries specialist and he is the guy who referred me to the hospital. He thinks there is potentially a meniscus injury aswell as ligament damage (which is causing the cracking).
     
    I went to the hospital and it felt like the 'specialist' was just trying to get rid of me. I hope my MRI scan does show something though.

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    Re: 2015/01/03 10:59:12 (permalink)
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    Yeah as someone who is both nhs employee and patient, I can see how a consultation can seem rushed. They're being forced to see more and more people in clinics unfortunately. Hopefully it's nothing more serious than a meniscal tear though and as suggested, an arthroscopy to either repair or remove the damage will be enough.
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    Re: 2015/01/03 10:59:12 (permalink)
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    Yeah as someone who is both nhs employee and patient, I can see how a consultation can seem rushed. They're being forced to see more and more people in clinics unfortunately. Hopefully it's nothing more serious than a meniscal tear though and as suggested, an arthroscopy to either repair or remove the damage will be enough.
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