16 Jan

Knee injury

So I have finally got an answer about the injury to my knee. WAY back in November, friday 13th to be exact, I was at our youth group meeting runnign down the hall with the kids, and 1 wee kid stopped dead in front of me. I had a choice, hit him, flatten him, potentially killing him, or side step and get out the way. I side stepped injuring myself in the process.

this post HERE shows what the knee was like after the injury.

Several visits to docotrs and hospitals later I finally have some answers. I also came across a GREAT web site in the process.

http://orthopedics.about.com/od/causesofhipandkneepain/tp/knee.htm

so I have done 3 things.

1) Ruptured my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)

http://orthopedics.about.com/od/aclinjury/tp/acl.htm

Thsi will require surgey wherby the will take a ligament from the bottom of my hamstring and replace the ACL

2) Torn my Medial Meniscus

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/meniscusinjuries1/a/meniscus.htm

In the same surgery they will hover out the floating cartlidge

3) Sprained my MCL (Medial collateral ligament)

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/kneeinjuries/a/mclinjury.htm

Physio before and after the surgery.

What fun hey!

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