Need help about knee injury !!

#1
end of july last year had bad injury playing football
dislocated knee cap, partially torn medial ligement full rupture of anterior ligement, & 2 hairline fractures of the tibua

had a arthaoscopy & knee quite stable but get loads of shooting pains in it so doctor gonna repair the anterior ligement using the patela tendon

I am in the TA been there for 12 years (Now Royal Signals) how is this gonna effect me will i get back to physical fitness etc any help gratefully appreciated

watto
 
#2
Sigs you say?
As lon :headbang: g as you can get the zip down on yer doss bag and don't spill your coffee you will be fine
 
#3
Be very wary. I had something like this. Section attack in training me carrying GPMG. Did our REEF. Dived to the ground but slipped and caught a half end brick under my kneecap, it lifted the kneecap. Of course I favoured the other leg and ended up twisting the other knee. Four mile run back later just about finished the job. I was on crutches for a month and it wrecked my TA career for reasons I won't elaborate on.
Anyway. Rest, lots of good physio (not that MicroTENS nonsense) try swimming or perhaps cycling to build it up without impacting it and avoid surgery if you possibly can. Mine came back together but it took a while. Stay away from the TAC until you're properly fit.

Best of luck.
 
#4
Do not do any phys on it after surgery, I started doing Phys too soon and its still buggered.

Become a slob for a few months, and work harder once you are sure you can cope. Starting too early saw me back in the physios every second weel.
 
#5
EX_STAB said:
Be very wary. I had something like this. Section attack in training me carrying GPMG. Did our REEF. Dived to the ground but slipped and caught a half end brick under my kneecap, it lifted the kneecap. Of course I favoured the other leg and ended up twisting the other knee. Four mile run back later just about finished the job. I was on crutches for a month and it wrecked my TA career for reasons I won't elaborate on.
Anyway. Rest, lots of good physio (not that MicroTENS nonsense) try swimming or perhaps cycling to build it up without impacting it and avoid surgery if you possibly can. Mine came back together but it took a while. Stay away from the TAC until you're properly fit.

NO NO NO SWIMMING!!!!! Please by all means go to the pool but with a FLOTATION JACKET, which will hold you vertical in the water. Undertake a slow 'walking' motion in the water. You will be able to 'feel' the range which your leg can 'extend' to. It's non impact and therefore less dibilatating in the recuperative phase. Go on Physio's guidance, however you are safe to progress in the pool until you get a physio's appointment and programme.
You can purchase a flotation jacket, two types, full harness or waist wrap-around type from £35 upwards. There's a further range of upperbody, central core exercises which you can undertake to complete your daily pool workout.

NO NO NO CYCLING!!!!! unless assessed by a physio beforehand. The knee is the fulcrum of leg motion in a cycling action. It may well be 'non impact' as it is phrased but there are other muscular considerations. My view is DON'T unless the physio screens your injury and recommends as such.

Best of luck.
 
#6
Just to echo what bob_lawlaw and others have said... get advice from a good physio and stick to it!

I popped my kneecap off a couple of years back, fortunately not too serious (although having my BSM poke it every couple of minutes "to see if it still hurt" didn't exactly help.)

I thought I knew what would be good for it and was about to start cycling and swimming and all that. Thankfully I got jumped on by a rather good physio before I managed to screw things up royally. She had me doing all sorts of dodgy looking things with large rubber bands and all.

Felt like a pillock doing it but the bloody things worked, 7 months later was at the Factory getting politely motivated by friendly CSgts and had no problems since.
 
#7
bob_lawlaw said:
EX_STAB said:
Be very wary. I had something like this. Section attack in training me carrying GPMG. Did our REEF. Dived to the ground but slipped and caught a half end brick under my kneecap, it lifted the kneecap. Of course I favoured the other leg and ended up twisting the other knee. Four mile run back later just about finished the job. I was on crutches for a month and it wrecked my TA career for reasons I won't elaborate on.
Anyway. Rest, lots of good physio (not that MicroTENS nonsense) try swimming or perhaps cycling to build it up without impacting it and avoid surgery if you possibly can. Mine came back together but it took a while. Stay away from the TAC until you're properly fit.
NO NO NO SWIMMING!!!!! Please by all means go to the pool but with a FLOTATION JACKET, which will hold you vertical in the water. Undertake a slow 'walking' motion in the water. You will be able to 'feel' the range which your leg can 'extend' to. It's non impact and therefore less dibilatating in the recuperative phase. Go on Physio's guidance, however you are safe to progress in the pool until you get a physio's appointment and programme.
You can purchase a flotation jacket, two types, full harness or waist wrap-around type from £35 upwards. There's a further range of upperbody, central core exercises which you can undertake to complete your daily pool workout.

NO NO NO CYCLING!!!!! unless assessed by a physio beforehand. The knee is the fulcrum of leg motion in a cycling action. It may well be 'non impact' as it is phrased but there are other muscular considerations. My view is DON'T unless the physio screens your injury and recommends as such.

Best of luck.
I was meaning when you're fit enough to start training after having physio i.e. don't start out training again by running. I probably didn't put it very clearly so thanks for that Bob.
 
#8
Mr_Deputy said:
watto135 said:
end of july last year had bad injury playing football
dislocated knee cap, partially torn medial ligement full rupture of anterior ligement, & 2 hairline fractures of the tibua



ooff nasty! What did you do that for?
what the football bit? or the injury bit?

Yes it hurt bought a few tears to my eyes & made me lob my guts up
worse thing was i was running side by side with someone they didnt even touch me when it happened, i fell in a heap & then the other guy fell on me !!!!!! got no choice to pick the surgery has i am having problems with my knee due to there being no anterior cruciate

thanks for all the good info guys

anbody know anything about the patella tendon repair as well
 

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