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On May 30, 2016, I had a fall resulting in a dislocated knee. When I fell I heard a popping sound and when I hit the ground, I fainted. When I finally came to, my mom told me that I had dislocated my knee and she relocated it. She drove me to the ER and they were in the process of giving me an xray when, all I did was turn my leg slightly to the right and my knee dislocated again. Dr. sedated me to relocate it. They ran a number of tests and found that I had a slightly damaged artery in the back of my leg. They put me in a locked brace and admitted me for observation. When the ok was given, I was able to go home with my brace on, still locked. It stayed locked for the next two weeks. I went for a follow up with my doctor, he told me I had torn my ACL, MCL, and two tears in my meniscus. Also at this time, I discovered that my knee had become stiff from it being locked in place for two weeks. I had to go to PT to get my ROM back. It took nearly 2 months to get my flexion to 100. No matter how hard I tried I could not get it passed that. I just had surgery on the 19th of August and I realize I'm still in the early stages of recovery but with all that happened before surgery, I feel so discouraged and depressed. Most of all I feel so scared that I may not be able to get my full flexion back. On top of that, I'm scared of experiencing the pain of a dislocation again, after it just happened so easily in the ER. I want to push myself to have a successful recovery but I feel I am my own worst enemy because of my fears. I just really need someone who's had a similar experience to offer me some encouragement. This is the lowest I've ever been in my life.
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