Knee fixed.

You may remember I stuffed up my knee eight weeks ago.  I finally had surgery yesterday and now I can walk, yay!  I had:
-
Completely shredded the meniscus (inside of leg, I think that’s
medial), which they have mostly removed as there wasn’t enough of it
left to repair.
- They thought I hadn’t hurt my ACL but when they
opened up my leg they discovered it wasn’t attached to anything. The
surgeon thinks I may have been walking around with no ACL since I hurt
my knee skiing (and didn’t go to the doctor) 9 years ago. He says I can
get away without it for riding, running, and skiing. If I want to take
up basketball or tennis they’ll try and fix it. Ha.
- They also
sanded over my patella, which had lots of damage to it from one if not
all of the knee injuries I’ve done over the years (dancing, skiing, and
this most recent incident).
I can walk, yay. Without the
meniscus I will probably need a knee replacement down the track. I was
worried about this until I talked to a few people one of whom is now
back to riding 12 horses a day post-replacement.
I feel good
and will have the stitches out Wednesday. I am encouraged to walk (walked out
of hospital an hour after surgery) and can drive later today.
Thanks everybody for all the well wishes and help I have received.

4 Comments

  1. Christian Wenz:

    I had to puke a couple of times while reading the details, but well, I am sensitive. Glad to hear you are better now!

  2. Zak Greant:

    Hurray! I bet that all your friends (and your armpits) are happy that you are off crutches.

    Cheers!
    –zak

  3. Gabrielle:

    So glad that’s done and you’re feeling better!!

  4. knee replacement:

    Isn’t it great to be relieved from the pain and be able to walk again. Knee replacement is a very successful surgery

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