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Postby imrankassim » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:46 am

battered my knee in trying to pull a gazza special at last sunday's footy. went to the docs and turns out its a torn ligament ! i've got an mri scheduled for next week. has anyone been in this situation before, will the injury heal itself out ?

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Postby pakjohn » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 6:42 am

battered my knee in trying to pull a gazza special at last sunday's footy. went to the docs and turns out its a torn ligament ! i've got an mri scheduled for next week. has anyone been in this situation before, will the injury heal itself out ?


I've torn ligaments in my knees and they healed but it seemed like it took 6 months. The end of the ligament is thin and doesn't get a lot of blood flow so the Dr. said they heal slowly.

If you elect to, the Dr. can give you an injection of cortisone to reduce the inflammation and pain. (The pain will almost completely disappear) The danger in this is that you might get over confident and return to sports too quickly. Some people think Cortisone is harmful so you might want to Google it and read some of the thoughts before doing it.
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Re: footy injury

Postby taxico » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 8:41 am

imrankassim wrote:went to the docs and turns out its a torn ligament ! i've got an mri scheduled for next week. has anyone been in this situation before, will the injury heal itself out ?


can't say more until the films are available... but what were you thinking, playing an australian sport?

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Postby imrankassim » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 3:27 pm

pakjohn wrote:
battered my knee in trying to pull a gazza special at last sunday's footy. went to the docs and turns out its a torn ligament ! i've got an mri scheduled for next week. has anyone been in this situation before, will the injury heal itself out ?


I've torn ligaments in my knees and they healed but it seemed like it took 6 months. The end of the ligament is thin and doesn't get a lot of blood flow so the Dr. said they heal slowly.

If you elect to, the Dr. can give you an injection of cortisone to reduce the inflammation and pain. (The pain will almost completely disappear) The danger in this is that you might get over confident and return to sports too quickly. Some people think Cortisone is harmful so you might want to Google it and read some of the thoughts before doing it.


Anti inflammatory injections were recommended but unfortunately since returning back from uk, i've become...allergic to nurofen, ibuprofen and the rest of the anti-inflammatory family. strange, never had such an allergy before thats the way it is :D

Will wait for the MRI results and see what the doc advises. I did this through the local hospital, saved a bit rather than going to the sports clinic at kallang.

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Re: footy injury

Postby imrankassim » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 3:29 pm

taxico wrote:
imrankassim wrote:went to the docs and turns out its a torn ligament ! i've got an mri scheduled for next week. has anyone been in this situation before, will the injury heal itself out ?


can't say more until the films are available... but what were you thinking, playing an australian sport?



yeah i know you what you mean mate, we can get a bit enthusiastic sometimes, especially when birds are hanging about :D aren't the australians more into proper contact sport like rugby ?

dya listen to mogwai as well ?

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Re: footy injury

Postby taxico » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 5:29 pm

imrankassim wrote:
taxico wrote:
imrankassim wrote:went to the docs and turns out its a torn ligament ! i've got an mri scheduled for next week. has anyone been in this situation before, will the injury heal itself out ?


can't say more until the films are available... but what were you thinking, playing an australian sport?



yeah i know you what you mean mate, we can get a bit enthusiastic sometimes, especially when birds are hanging about :D aren't the australians more into proper contact sport like rugby ?

dya listen to mogwai as well ?


think you have them mixed up with the kiwis... aussie rules footy is wacked, yo.

i was into mogwai when i was younger. haven't had the "patience" for such music anymore...

get well soon. physio might help.

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Postby rattlesnake » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 8:09 pm

As you went for a Gazza specky, I am assuming you did a cruciate ligament as opposed to a medial - could be wrong though. If so, these could take a while to heal without surgery. I think a medial takes about 6 months with no surgery but these are supposedly the 'better' ones to do if there is such a thing. I almost did a medial i.e. tore it but not all the way. No surgery but took 3 mnths before I was back at my weekend warrior best. I am guessing, if it is torn, you will want / need the knife.

Actually, Gazza did his cruciate at the end of his career - are you sure you aren't Gazza making a comeback?


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