about 8 months ago i was at work and dropped a 50kg generator from my shoulder and it dropped almost directly on the top of my knee cap while my leg was bent. since the day after that, i have had extremely limited movement in my knee, unable to weight bear, but on some days the pain is very dull but is aggrivated when i try to bend my knee. I've had mri, multiple x-rays, ultrasounds, seen 4 specialists, 2 physios and one doctor told me i may have nerve damage and to exercise my knee as much as possible (comfortably). i did 4 months of physio, to help me exercise my knee, and now whenever i bend my leg, or even put the slightest about of pressure on my knee, there is a far more severe stabbing pain that shoots up the back of my leg, and a clicking/grinding feeling underneath my knee cap. i have not had surgery and I'm yet again waiting to see another specialist in late december. if anyone has any opinions on what might be the problem, could you tell me. it would be gratefully appreciated, as I am 19 and waiting to join the army (my knee is the only thing stopping this).
Last edited by t-lo; 28-09-2010 at 05:15 PM.
+++++++++++ i was also put on crutchers the day after the incident. and am still currently using them
Whereabouts are you based ?
It may be worth seeing a good sports physician.
i'm in brisbane. ive seen a sport physio type of guy.. not sure what he was. but he worked on rugby union players injuries. he said that the clicking was serious but then he gave me lyrica, which i'm not too sure what it is, but it had no effect. but thanks for that mate
I would suggest seeing a sports physician. Matt Hislop in Brisbane is meant to be very good.
Good luck with it all.
ok i will give him a call.
I suggest you to discuss with the best knee surgeon richmond. Since you are waiting for the late December, I know a good surgeon who is world wide renowned, he is Dr. Worland associate clinical professor at the Medical College of Virgina.I had similar problem and got an excellent result from him. Best of luck
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I agree with kjwilkin,
An opinion from a sports doctor may be a step in the right direction. There are a number of potential causes of the symptoms you describe. Patellofemoral pain syndrome and a meniscal tear are two of the more likely conditions that may be causing the symptoms you are experiencing (especially clicking). A knee arthroscopy may be indicated if you are not responding to physiotherapy treatment and should be discussed with your sports doctor / speciailist.
Hope that helps and good luck,