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    I think I jacked my knee up

    I had a textbook failure to unclip fall over last Saturday, and came down hard on my left knee.
    I ground about 2" x 2" of hyde off but grew back very well (thank you Neosporin).
    But now when I kneel or even bend my left knee past 90 degrees, it feels like it is separating.
    I will call my Orthopod tomorrow and make an appointment.
    Oddly enough, is feels fine when straight, and even when riding.
    hopefully I can strengthen it back to shape.
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    Wow, that stinks. Good luck on your dr visit.

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    I hope things didn't get really dinked up badly in your knee, don't risk making things worse until the ortho can get things diagnosed and let you know how best to get the knee back to 100%. If you screw this up it will be at least three hours on the grinder, at port arms, singing the Marine Corps' Hymn.

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    If they say you need surgery, ask them if not having the surgery could actually make things worse in the long run. Their business is surgery, so that is their answer. I went through that, refused the surgery, and six months later all was fine. They suggested hip surgery about 15 years ago, said no and all is fine, knee surgery suggested about 12 years ago, said no and all is fine, and ankle surgery, same story, going on 20 years. But, sometimes they can provide the evidence, hence neck surgery about 17 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindaslow View Post
    If they say you need surgery, ask them if not having the surgery could actually make things worse in the long run. Their business is surgery, so that is their answer. I went through that, refused the surgery, and six months later all was fine. They suggested hip surgery about 15 years ago, said no and all is fine, knee surgery suggested about 12 years ago, said no and all is fine, and ankle surgery, same story, going on 20 years. But, sometimes they can provide the evidence, hence neck surgery about 17 years ago.
    Point very well taken. It is 30 years old now, but Dr. James Fox's little book, "Save Your Knees," provides great tips for how to avoid surgery, as well as how to talk to your doctor to decide if surgery (and what type) is right for you. I tend to be very conservative where my own health treatments are concerned, so for me personally, surgery would be a last resort.
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    I use Robert Burke of Fondren Orthopedic
    He has a really good record of results, and handles many athletes so Surgery is not
    the first option.

    I only discovered this a few days ago, no need to try and kneel with no skin to land on, but shopping and bending down yesterday it was very sore, much better today but the ligament on the outside is popping a little.
    It could just be the muscle mass loosening, I went from lots of riding, stair climbing, walking kneeling crawling, to 2 weeks on the control board. that coupled with the bruising from the fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick458 View Post
    I had a textbook failure to unclip fall over last Saturday, and came down hard on my left knee.
    I ground about 2" x 2" of hyde off but grew back very well (thank you Neosporin).
    But now when I kneel or even bend my left knee past 90 degrees, it feels like it is separating.
    I will call my Orthopod tomorrow and make an appointment.
    Oddly enough, is feels fine when straight, and even when riding.
    hopefully I can strengthen it back to shape.
    Dont'cha just love clipless for their ability to mess you up???
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    I am still looking for the benefit of clipless, I am still in JRA mode most of the time.

    Good news is the knee (and everything to be honest) feels MUCH better, I can kneel without much drama today.
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