knee trauma

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knee trauma

Postby joomz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:45 am

Second on a work trip in San Diego, getting to know the surrounds by bike, I have a fall and land square on the knee. Blew up like a balloon, can't bend it more than 10 degrees from the horizontal. This was a week ago. I've done all the RestIceCompressionElevation stuff, got x-rays confirming there's no obvious fracture. But my knee isn't getting any more mobile. Anyone had this kind of fall before? How long did it take before you were back in action? Any recovery tips?
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Re: knee trauma

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Have you seen a doctor?
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Re: knee trauma

Postby sogood » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:29 pm

Travel insurance (assume work should have provided that) should cover the doctor/A&E department visit. Going to the US without adequate travel/medical insurance is just crazy.
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Re: knee trauma

Postby joomz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:35 pm

Yep, I've seen a doctor. X-rays showed no fracture (sorry, x-rays got changed in orignial post). They gave me a knee brace to keep my knee immobilised. I'm just wondering if there's anything I can do to speed up recovery and limit the deterioration of those muscles.

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