Oh no ... Possible snapped cruceate

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by RhythMick, 30 Jul 2012.

  1. RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    Fell heavily on my knee last weekend (whole different thread and the trail is being repaired to stop it happening to others).

    Went to physio today who thinks I may have snapped one of the cruceate ligaments. I know just enough to be worried ... Do they heal ? Can they be repaired ? Is that the end of my cycling ? Will I ever be able to pay the violin again ? Ok scratch that last ...
     
  2. Theseus

    Theseus .

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ouch!

    OK I didn't exactly snap mine, so this is not a comparable story. Mine are too long so I have loose knees and can hyperextend if not careful. Years ago I was put on a set of simple exercises to do each day to improve the muscles they attach to and to try to take up some of the slack. Still can't play the violin though.
     
  3. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    oooooooochhhhhhh. shoot, man, that's bad! And, yes, they do heal, but not quickly.

    Surely you need to have it scanned and repaired if it needs repair?

    I mention this realising it might not exactly cheer you up, but cruciate/crucify/ have the same root in cruciare - to torture
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Oh no! GWS!

    I fear it'll be a slow process, healing, based on people with Knees I know at work.
     
  5. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Ouch, that doesn't sound good.

    It should be scanned and checked out though to assess the scale of the damage to see what treatment it needs.

    Get well soon.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    Yeah MRI scan next to confirm or otherwise. Here's hoping the Physio is just being over cautious. I'm supposed to be doing 215 miles for charity at end of August, Transpennine coast to coast.
     
  7. jugglingphil

    jugglingphil Senior Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    shoot news. As someone who buggered a knee I fully sympathise.
    However, I've found that cycling is about the best sport for me at the moment. (I've no ACL in right knee)
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Ah, just borrow a recumbent trike, rig a rest for the bad leg, use cleats and pedal the whole thing one legged.

    Simples!

    ;)

    (But seriously, I hope it's not bad news.)
     
  9. OP
    OP
    RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    Love it. Man up Mick !
     
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Can WD40 help in this instance? :smile: Hope it heals soonish
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Do your kneecaps rattle about on rough surfaces :tongue:

    Ouch !!!!
     
  12. OP
    OP
    RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    Location:
    Barnsley
    I always thought a direct impact was unlikely to damage the ligaments especially the cruceate. seems that's true for the anterior cruceate but the posterior gets damaged by exactly that, a hard impact to a bent knee. it's called the dashboard injury because it happens mostly in car accidents.

    see what the scan shows. booked in for next Tuesday.
     
  13. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    All the best with the scan,i hope it's not as bad as first feared.
     
  14. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Can't you just get your mum to kiss it better and to give you a magic chocolate bar.
     
  15. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    I've been told you will never have sex again :ohmy:
    I have no idea, but get well soon
     
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