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Hello, on the eleventh of this month i had an accident on my motorcycle, i slipped on some oil outside a garage as i was stopping at a roundabout, only doing about ten miles an hour. I hit the floor on my right hand side and travelled underneith the bike for about a metre before it stopped, my right knee had been trapped between the bike and the road and i found it difficult to stand afterwards. I thought this was just some bruising because of the obvious trauma i would have suffered.
Once people had helped me and my bike off the road and i got home i put peas on my leg after noticing how swollen it had gotten and after about an hour my mum decided i needed to go to the hospital.
When i got to the hospital i had an xray and was told i may have a fracture but needed to come back the next day once the swelling went down slightly to see a fracture specialist, he moved my leg about a bit and said i don't have a fracture but i have very likely torn my cruciate ligament so i'm waiting for an MRI of my knee.
I'm only seventeen and i'm scared, i know if i've damaged it i'll need surgery and then i'll have to be in a cast for 6 weeks or more and then start an incredibly long recovery process, i'm worried i'm going to be stuck with a limp for the rest of my life or suffer with pain when i walk like i am currently, i also don't fancy having to spend my eighteenth birthday wearing a cast or recovering in hospital.
Over the last eighteen months i've had a never ending cycle or problems and i just don't seem to be getting a break from anything and it's running me down, not to mention i now can't ride my motorcycle which is something i would do to releave myself if i was stressed or needed to get out for a little bit, that's the reason i am more worried about this than most people would be, i've never had surgery or anything before so i'm very very scared about it all.
If anybody has expierienced this can i just have some advice please?
Is the surgery safe? What are the risks? How long will i be in a cast afterwards? How long do i need to stay in hospital? And more importantly, how long will i have to spend in physio and whatnot trying to recover from it?
Thank you for any replies, i really do appreciate it
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