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Well, after 5 years it's finally happened. My running has been scuppled by a bad fall where I smashed my right knee off the pavement. Happened on a Sat night (and I wont pretend I hadn't had a drink or two) BUT that was not the cause!! Was running full speed ahead to catch bus and fell flat on my face (well, right knee to be more precise).
Swelled up pretty badly over the weekend but I rested it and it wasn't until my return to work on the Monday that my knee grew to a rediculous size and became MORE painful. Work sent me to hospital where I was told that the x-ray looked ok but they weren't totally happy with things and I would need to come back to fractures clinic in 3 days time (today) when the swelling and bruising had gone down a little.
Returned today to be told that there was defo no fracture or bone damage but that I have damaged my crutiate ligaments, although to what extent they were unsure. Doctor said he couldn't manipulate my leg and test it as he would have liked as swelling, bruising and pain was too bad so I have to back in 3 weeks time to be assessed. At best it's a sprain but he fears one or both may be 'ruptured'.
Have looked it up on the internet (as all good paranoid runners do) and have found that I could require surgery if I want to run and play sports again
Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this type of injury and what their stories are. I ahve many questions
...... did you get referred for surgery easily or did they try and put you off?
how long was the waiting list?
how long were you out of action?
have you made a full recovery?
did you recover without surgery?