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Dislocated knee, lig damage AND A fractured fibula!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 4, 2007
  • 10:22 PM

hi

i would like to know if anyone has advice/experiences like i have had happened to me over the last 9 weeks. in January i slipped on ice while crossing the road unfortunetly i fell and dislocated my knee, i then had to lay there for 25 min waiting for help i get to the hospital 45mins after the inital incident! and i didnt have my knee put back in for another hour, which has unfortunetly left me off work now for nearly 12 weeks. at the time i was high on the drugs they give - good thing too pain was unbearable and they put me under to pop it back in still hurt alot!!!! i came round and while i was still drugged i was told i had fractured my fibula and may need pins they then came back and told me i hadnt fractured it - which was confusing

so i went off with my black strap on!! haha ( sorry couldnt resist!!:) ) for 6 weeks while in that time starting physio i was then told that i hd def not fractured my fibula so that was a relief!

i then had a MRI which showed i had torn the ligament under myknee but nothing too serious?? sprained my ligs around both sides of my knee!! AND get this FRACTURED MY FIBULA with a fragments of bone floating around!!!!

so my question is did the doctors need to do anything else with this? i am walking around now with one crouch BUT my knee is locking and is still swollen and still a little sore i was told i have a open appointment at thehospital if i feel i need to go back should i take advantage of this and ask about it or should i just carry on with my physio and see if it clears up??

i am a bit confused because floating bone fragments doesnt sound good to me! a little advice would be brilliant. pls let me know

Regards

Si

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