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Discussion: Damn.

in: BorisGr; BorisGr > 2017-05-08

May 9, 2017 3:18 AM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Sorry to hear it man, hopefully it's not a tear. Sounds almost exactly like what happened to me at NAOC last year.
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May 9, 2017 3:36 AM # 
sgb:
On the one hand, not good. On the other hand, survivable. Let us all know what diagnosis you get.
May 9, 2017 9:06 AM # 
j-man:
One step back, two steps forward! I'm glad that you got to experience a lot of the good parts of the BG this year. Now you just need to take care of this thing and keep flying.
May 9, 2017 10:29 AM # 
Cristina:
Oh no! Such a bummer. :-(
May 9, 2017 2:20 PM # 
ndobbs:
Hug.
May 9, 2017 7:19 PM # 
acjospe:
I'm really sorry to hear that. Most of those are repairable, and often quickly, so there's the good news. Here's to fast healing.
May 9, 2017 8:00 PM # 
ken:
Sorry dude. Obviously you made the right call stopping when you did.
May 10, 2017 2:41 AM # 
iansmith:
Damn, very sorry to hear this. Any sense of the prognosis? Prudence is the better part of valor, but I hope you will be back in the woods soon.
May 10, 2017 5:52 AM # 
jvincent:
One hour arthoscopic surgery, two weeks of light duty and you should be right as rain. I've had two done. The only caveat is that is does take away slightly from the knee's stability making it easier to happen again. Just be careful. But for "time under the knife" vs amount gained, there is no better surgery out there.
May 10, 2017 7:43 AM # 
slauenstein:
Oh crap. Such bad luck! I hope it heals quickly.
May 10, 2017 1:21 PM # 
j-man:
@jvincent--sounds almost like fun. Maybe I should have this done electively? ;)

In all seriousness, it is a small setback, but an opportunity for you to come back better, stronger, faster. Keep moving forward!
May 10, 2017 2:44 PM # 
Charlie:
jvincent's experience nothwithstanding, my experience with this sort of thing is that while you may feel right as rain in two or three weeks after meniscus surgery, it is worth investing a little more time in strengthening the muscles around the knee before going back to serious activity. But maybe you won't need surgery after all. Best case! I certainly wouldn't recommend rushing into anything.
May 10, 2017 4:53 PM # 
Swampfox:
There has been a fair amount of work done examining the efficacy of meniscus surgery, and, not too surprisingly, there is evidence sufficient to support just about anything one wants to believe in this area--whether provider or consumer. With as much money as there is at stake in seemingly almost any medical procedure these days, it becomes ever more important for the consumer to be well informed.

Here's one overview of the subject: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/03/06/knee-sur...
May 10, 2017 5:20 PM # 
Jagge:
2 years ago I choosed to not have surgery. Doctor said there is no hurry to do anything and sometimes these settle on they own, but based om mri she said surgery may be good option. 6 months later I was back running, but it took full year to get the knee about back to normal. Would it have healed faster with surgery? Will it last longer now when all meniscus parts are still there? Or will in now wear out earlier for not being operated? Who knows...
May 10, 2017 5:28 PM # 
sgb:
I would echo the sentiment to pause a week or so. Once you have had the knee scanned - and if it seems helpful - ‚ÄčI can add my personal anecdote to the advice.
May 10, 2017 7:41 PM # 
jvincent:
my comment was not meant as an endorsement to rush to the surgeon's office. In fact, I would have a huge problem with any doctor that hadn't exhausted every other avenue of non-invasive therapy first. I lived with my torn menisci for years. Perhaps it was because I dealt with them for so long that I found the surgery so beneficial. I read and continue to read Boris' log all through his back ordeal. I know he would explore any and every alternative to surgery. He is a strong, fit young man. His knee most
likely will heal on it's own.
May 12, 2017 6:49 PM # 
Misha:
I second Will. Damn.
May 12, 2017 7:37 PM # 
jtorranc:
And here I was thinking what is Boris smoking that he suspects a meniscus tear when he's got a perfectly good bashing of his knee with which to explain much less than ideal functioning thereof. Then again, I lack a precise idea of what symptoms ought to lead one to suspect a meniscus tear.

Damn from me too.
May 12, 2017 11:14 PM # 
iansmith:
Any updates?
May 13, 2017 7:10 PM # 
barb:
sorry, Boris!
May 14, 2017 1:03 AM # 
GuyO:
Sux...

Didn't you once have a knee problem, and had surgery, but they didn't find anything wrong?
May 14, 2017 2:18 PM # 
z-man:
Damn! Wishing a speedy recovery!
May 15, 2017 1:12 PM # 
BorisGr:
Thanks all for your support and kind words! I can always count on the AP community during difficult moments.

Turns out, jtorranc was right. Despite my history of meniscus tears in that knee, the doctors believe that the cartilage is fine, and that the problem is either a bone bruise or, more likely, a non-displaced fracture of the kneecap that showed up pretty clearly on the x-ray. This is supposed to be a non-surgical issue, so it can hopefully heal on its own in the next couple of months.

So a setback, but not a complete devastation.

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