How long does it take a knee injury to come full circle?
Posted July 30, 2003 - 09:51 AM
I was rolling through a sweeping left hand turn that was very dry and powdery dirt. I got on it a little too hard (with a balding rear tire) and the rear end started flat tracking on me.
When the bike started to go down (on the left side) my right leg stayed on the right peg but my left got drug behind the bike and thus I prefomed a maneuver that should only be attempted by a well oiled cheerleader...
oh.. um... I mean a cheerleader.
My knee is what took the impact. I stretched something severly in there because it hurt like the dickens for the first week. I was limping everywhere I went.
Its a lot better now, but I still cant move it in certain positions. I can see progress (barely) every day.
Anyone else have similar injury?
Posted July 30, 2003 - 09:55 AM
Have you had it looked at yet by a sports Dr ?
If No I would really encourage you to do just that. A knee is nothing to go unchecked I speak from experience.
I did about the same thing years ago and now I have a issue with scare tissue that builds up every now and again that needs to be scoped out, let alone the knumbness on the right side that is constant. I damaged nerves by not getting it worked on first and now I pay the piper
My knee still hurts when I exert it, Thus I got the EVS R7's. But 4 weeks and you still have not all motion man that is suspect get it checked....
Posted July 30, 2003 - 01:49 PM
Posted July 30, 2003 - 04:29 PM
Posted July 30, 2003 - 04:35 PM
Let me say that even though the pain has went away and the knee is 90% better than it was after the accident and I think its still improving.
But if you guys recommend having it checked out just to make sure everything is in line before waiting to long then I will do it.
The really good thing is I work for a Orthopedic agency that sells knee and hip replacement implants to doctors. So I got the hookup for the best docs!
Posted July 31, 2003 - 05:56 AM
Posted July 31, 2003 - 06:01 AM
If that is the case have em replace the At the same time for a new model
Trust me, you dont want to have to do a knee replacement any sooner than you have to. The technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years but polyethelyne inserts still wear (material like the rub block on your chain guide) out after so much use and then the knee will need to be revised.
Mabye when Im 60 I'll think about that.
Posted July 31, 2003 - 06:12 AM
Mabye when Im 60 I'll think about that.
Hop;efully it will be alot better by then.My dad got his replaced and he regrets it everyday.
Posted July 31, 2003 - 06:23 AM
Posted July 31, 2003 - 06:50 AM
And trust me EGO, if you have to have it done you will. That is, if you want to walk again.
Posted July 31, 2003 - 06:54 AM
DONT DO IT UNLESS YOU CAN NOT WALK Untill then
Uhhh-uuuu, No Way, Nadda, Aint Gonna Happen,
Posted July 31, 2003 - 09:01 AM
Posted July 31, 2003 - 09:11 AM
Ive considered that. I just cant afford them.
I know, it will be cheaper than having knee surgery but it tough to cough up $400-500 bucks per knee right now.
But your right, its something Im going to have to do if Im going to keep riding.
Posted July 31, 2003 - 09:16 AM
EVS is 164 per leg for the R7 and about 245 per leg for the web
EGO, what do you mean "for the web"?
I dont guess $164 is too bad but isnt the CTI like $500 or so. And why such a huge gap in price? What more do the CTI's do for you?
Posted August 01, 2003 - 06:30 AM
If I had good insurance, or was 17 or 27, I probably would do surgery.
I was wearing EVS RS7 braces when I hurt my knee in a stupid little 1st gear turn. They did not work at all. They need adjustable stops and the don't provide any lateral support.
Both my knees had been previously stretched pretty good from skiing, and I guess it was the last straw. Torn ACL and damaged meniscus. Knee tricks out but is getting better with strength training. I couldn't walk much for about 2 weeks, and it took about 4 months for the swelling to go down to pretty normal. Not much pain in my right knee now, but my left one hurts now and then (hurt it skiing last spring). It has been 13 months now for my right one and I can play mild tennis with no braces and ride my mountain bike pretty well without them as well. I wear them while using a chain saw out in the woods (don't want my knee to suddenly trick while sawing!) and while riding and skiing. Get braces. Spend the money now. Forget the pipe and rims and fancy helmet paint job. Get the braces!
Posted August 04, 2003 - 07:42 AM