Knee Update-ish

Friday, May 28, 2010

Well, I went to Tria Orthopedics last night, as they offer a walk in clinic until 8. Maybe I didn't have my expectations in line with a clinic's offerings, but unfortunately I left without much more information than that which I had upon arrival.

I should back up to say that although it is a clinic, it is still housed within the main facility, so I was expecting full usage of the resources. All this to say I wasn't able to receive an MRI last night, not that I'm complaining, I just assumed that I would be able to. So that aside, my care was wonderful and the wait wasn't long at all! The doctor was not happy to hear my poppy ketchup description, but . . . wait for it! As he did the whole pull on my loose leg test [Side note: there's a name for it right? Someone help me out, what's it called when you're laid on your back, instructed to relax your knee in the hands of the physician and allow them to jank and pull repeatedly on your knee to see if it catches?], my ACL caught as it was supposed to! The doctor would not guarantee that it didn't have a tear, but he felt confident in saying it was not torn. However, the only bummer is that he does feel strongly that one of my meniscus are torn based on the location of pain.

I will take a meniscus scope and few week recovery over an ACL repair any day of the week, so I'm happy with that!

So, I left with "your knee is causing you pain and may or may not be torn." $25 copay well spent? I think not. Although it did buy me hope!

6 comments:

nancykate said...

Anterior drawer test

nancykate said...

just kidding, Lachman test

Julia said...

Ditto Nancykate---it's called either Anterior drawer or Lachmans.

And yay for no complete tear!

D. Ramblings said...

That test is the worst thing in the world. I remember my doctor telling me it was going to hurt and then telling me to just relax. I looked at him like he was insane (not to mention I was 15 at the time, he's lucky I didn't slap him! lol) And it definitely hurt like crap. So glad your ACL caught! Keeping the hope for you!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Well overall I think that's greatish news! How wonderful that your ACL isn't torn completely through! I will be praying that your body is able to fully recover and heal itself!

Sarah Louise said...

I'm staying hopeful for you!

 

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