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what the hecks going on with my knee?

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1st off let me say the company i work for changed insurance so i cant get to the doc for 9 more days. i guess i have to wait because i had to pick a new primary care doc and he gives first availables to his existing patients.

in the mean time i wonder if you folks have experienced this. i bit it. bike went down on the left side and i landed on my knee. the knee hit 1st so all my weight was on it. it hurt like hell but i was able to walk it off. for 2 days i limped around and could hardly walk, the knee never bruised or swelled at all. after 2 days it didnt hurt as much so i ignored the whole thing.

well the weekend rolled around and it didnt feel to bad so i rode with out any spills but fouled a plug in the woods on a 125. as i pushed the bike out about a half mile the knee poped, oddly it felt even better after.

now things seem to have gone backwards. i dont have alot of pain but the knee is really stiff.

here is what has me puzzled, and also my ? there seems to be some kind of fluid build up all around my knee cap. its well....squishy. picture about a centimeter(probably less) of bloat around the knee. what the heck is it?

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I'll bet you got a torn meniscus. Not a medical emergency, but a problem that can often be improved during a knee scope. Ice & elevate to reduce swelling/pain. See an orthopod.

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Dude!!!!

I hate to say it, but it sounds like you have torn your ACL. When it pops out you can reposition it, correct the dislocation, by extending your leg straight. Don't risk popping it out anymore. Everytime it dislocates you risk damaging meniscus and the other ligaments not to mention the pain. Planting and twisting, landing from a big jump with legs straight, and deep knee squats are all activities that can dislocate it.

Go see an Orhto and insist on getting a MRI. X-ray will not tell squat about ligament and meniscus condition.

Take Care

Joe ( 6 weeks Post ACL reconstruction. Only 4.5 months until I ride again!)

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