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JonM229
04-09-2013, 03:38 PM
I injured my knee several years ago playing in a flag football league. I was unemployed at the time (and without insurance,) so I just waited until it felt better and then went about my business. I aggravated it about a month ago, so I started going to the doctor now that I'm covered.

My MRI showed a torn ACL and meniscus. The meniscus had actually torn and flipped over into my knee joint, preventing me from straightening my knee completely. I am scheduled for surgery on May 16th to remove the damaged meniscus and repair the ACL, and I am a little nervous because this will be my first time in surgery.

I think my biggest fear is going to be dealing with the pain and rehab afterwards. Has anyone else gone through something similar (or any surgery for that matter) that can let me know what to expect?

Thanks everybody.

Vis
04-09-2013, 03:40 PM
I injured my knee several years ago playing in a flag football league. I was unemployed at the time (and without insurance,) so I just waited until it felt better and then went about my business. I aggravated it about a month ago, so I started going to the doctor now that I'm covered.

My MRI showed a torn ACL and meniscus. The meniscus had actually torn and flipped over into my knee joint, preventing me from straightening my knee completely. I am scheduled for surgery on May 16th to remove the damaged meniscus and repair the ACL, and I am a little nervous because this will be my first time in surgery.

I think my biggest fear is going to be dealing with the pain and rehab afterwards. Has anyone else gone through something similar (or any surgery for that matter) that can let me know what to expect?

Thanks everybody.

This is an open knee surgery, not a scope?

vasteeler
04-09-2013, 03:41 PM
nope no surgery for me but good luck jon

and lets hope the have a lot of these
http://img.dooyoo.co.uk/GB_EN/orig/0/8/2/3/6/823601.jpg

harrison'samonster
04-09-2013, 03:43 PM
good luck Jon. I've only had one surgery and it was pins in my hand. When you're drugged on anesthetics is a perfect time to hit on a nurse!

JonM229
04-09-2013, 03:45 PM
This is an open knee surgery, not a scope?

It's all going to be done arthoscopically, and the surgeon said the whole procedure should only take 30 minutes. But he said it'll be a few weeks before I can get around normally, and then another several months before I can plant, pivot, or cut on it.

I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season :chuckle:

JonM229
04-09-2013, 03:46 PM
nope no surgery for me but good luck jon

and lets hope the have a lot of these
http://img.dooyoo.co.uk/GB_EN/orig/0/8/2/3/6/823601.jpg

They'd better if they know what's good for them

Galax Steeler
04-09-2013, 03:47 PM
It's all going to be done arthoscopically, and the surgeon said the whole procedure should only take 30 minutes. But he said it'll be a few weeks before I can get around normally, and then another several months before I can plant, pivot, or cut on it.

I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season :chuckle:

You will be back in time just get some deer antler spray off of Lewis.:rofl:

Buddha Bus
04-09-2013, 03:51 PM
I injured my knee several years ago playing in a flag football league.

SHHHHHH! You'd better keep it down or Goodell will step in and change the game to flashlight tag football. :chuckle:

Seriously, I've never had any surgery and it would scare the shit out of me too. Now that I've said that, I'm guaranteed to have my appendix burst in the next week or so. :doh:

Good luck and get well soon, brother.


nope no surgery for me but good luck jon

and lets hope the have a lot of these
http://img.dooyoo.co.uk/GB_EN/orig/0/8/2/3/6/823601.jpg


More like some of these:


http://www.sharpeningshack.net/images/elec%20hedge%20trimmer.jpg


http://a.rgbimg.com/cache1n8lWt/users/j/ja/jazza/300/2djtog1.jpg


http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1252904_f260.jpg


http://partoftheprecipitate.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/machete.jpg


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AhHGw0N_F5U/T709VQLWBiI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/6hhj1iQWumM/s1600/40371lg.jpg

Vis
04-09-2013, 03:56 PM
It's all going to be done arthoscopically, and the surgeon said the whole procedure should only take 30 minutes. But he said it'll be a few weeks before I can get around normally, and then another several months before I can plant, pivot, or cut on it.

I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season :chuckle:

You'll make OTAs

Buddha Bus
04-09-2013, 04:00 PM
It's all going to be done arthoscopically, and the surgeon said the whole procedure should only take 30 minutes. But he said it'll be a few weeks before I can get around normally, and then another several months before I can plant, pivot, or cut on it.

I just hope I can be back in time for the start of the season :chuckle:

Yeah, those backyard barbecues can get pretty physical. :sofunny:

MasterOfPuppets
04-09-2013, 04:54 PM
lets have a look at that knee jon.....

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3188/2996244509_209042877e_z.jpg

fer522
04-09-2013, 07:11 PM
good luck Jon. I've only had one surgery and it was pins in my hand. When you're drugged on anesthetics is a perfect time to hit on a nurse!

That's what I did, I hit on all the nurses when I had surgery on my wrist and one of the nurses gave me her number well actually she gave it to my wife while i was sleeping :doh: I blamed it on the drugs tho:chuckle:
hope everything goes well Jon (fucking raven)

MACH1
04-10-2013, 12:01 AM
I had my ankle scoped a few years back, the worst part is the PT afterwards.

When I went in for mine they had me write on my calfs/shins with a sharpie in big letters which leg was for surgery and which wasn't. So don't be afraid to pull a T.O. and sign your leg so they don't chop the wrong one off. :chuckle:

Good luck!

JonM229
04-10-2013, 02:40 PM
My health provider was kind enough to set up an online suite where you can access your medical records. Here are some highlights from my MRI results:

The anterior cruciate ligament is completely torn. The posterior cruciate ligament is borderline “hyper-buckled” but is intact.

The lateral collateral ligament is intact. There is increased signal within the deep fibers of the medial collateral ligament; suspect a strain/partial tear.

There is a bucket handle type tear of the medial meniscus. The large torn portion of the meniscus is flipped centrally causing the characteristic “double PCL sign.” Only a very thin rim of meniscal tissue remains in its normal location.

There is some edema within the medial retinacular fibers at their patellar insertion. There is mild lateral subluxation of the patella.

There is moderate sized knee joint effusion.

There is marrow edema along the posterior aspect of the medial tibial plateau.

There is a deepening of the lateral femoral condylar notch and subtle abnormal decreased subchondral fat signal at this location. This is clearly an impaction type injury but it may be old.

Lokki
04-10-2013, 02:54 PM
Good luck. Get some of that Deer antler spray. You'll be back on your feet in no time then.

Buddha Bus
04-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Jon, you should just have Ray Lewis perform the surgery. I hear he's good with a knife and has free time. :noidea:

Bayz101
04-10-2013, 03:57 PM
Jon, you should just have Ray Lewis perform the surgery. I hear he's good with a knife and has free time. :noidea:

AND the aforementioned deer-antler spray.

Buddha Bus
04-10-2013, 04:03 PM
AND the aforementioned deer-antler spray.

He's a true miracle worker.... and by "miracle worker" I mean absolved double-murderer. :heh:

Lokki
04-10-2013, 04:14 PM
He's a true miracle worker.... and by "miracle worker" I mean absolved double-murderer. :heh:

http://eastsidehunky.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/raylewis1.jpg?w=300&h=225

SteelerEmpire
04-10-2013, 05:33 PM
As long as the anesthesiologist knows what their doing, you'll never know what hit ya... I had similar problems with my left knee. Time and rehab exercises are the best weapons you have after the surgery. In my case, it took about 2 yrs before I stopped felling the periodic sharp pains. Glad that's over with... Good luck to you J...

JonM229
04-10-2013, 06:40 PM
I should forewarn everybody that if they give me pictures of the surgery, they will end up on here.

Buddha and others can attest to the (lack of) limits to what I'll post in a public forum.

caplovestroyp43
04-10-2013, 08:59 PM
My dad had both knees replaced. Painful as hell; had a reaction to the morphine, ripped off his clothes, the IV came out, blood everywhere, it was awful!!

I hope that your experience will be quite non eventful. I know you're not having knees replaced BUT it is similiar as it is different if that makes any dam sense!

Good luck you jack hole raven. :-)

Lady Steel
04-12-2013, 12:04 PM
I injured my knee several years ago playing in a flag football league. I was unemployed at the time (and without insurance,) so I just waited until it felt better and then went about my business. I aggravated it about a month ago, so I started going to the doctor now that I'm covered.

My MRI showed a torn ACL and meniscus. The meniscus had actually torn and flipped over into my knee joint, preventing me from straightening my knee completely. I am scheduled for surgery on May 16th to remove the damaged meniscus and repair the ACL, and I am a little nervous because this will be my first time in surgery.

I think my biggest fear is going to be dealing with the pain and rehab afterwards. Has anyone else gone through something similar (or any surgery for that matter) that can let me know what to expect?

Thanks everybody.

It will probably become infected, turn gangrene, and you will have to have your leg amputated.

You're a Ravens' fan, right? :chuckle:

harrison'samonster
04-12-2013, 12:50 PM
if the skin turns purple and the dark spots look like Ray Lewis you get a "get out of jail" free card.

MasterOfPuppets
04-14-2013, 12:15 AM
I should forewarn everybody that if they give me pictures of the surgery, they will end up on here.

Buddha and others can attest to the (lack of) limits to what I'll post in a public forum.
yes jon , we've seen your self sucking baby pic your so proud of....

http://www.lolpig.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/flexible-monkey.jpg