Knee problems growth plates

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about 2 weeks ago I was practicing and tripped over a hurdle, landed right on my knee and could not walk on it for about a week. I saw a docan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r, no breaks and no fractured <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> plates. I am not in consistant pain. I only an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> one concern, whenever I walk sometimes, my knee wobbles and gives out on me and I fall over. I am now in a knee brace but it is not helping me. My knee was swollen for about 1 week and a 1/2, no bruising, nothing. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> could help me that would be great!
Her orthopedist has said probably paan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tellan>o-femoral syndrome (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> pl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tes still marginally open) but acknowledges that the knee instability isn't consistent with that diagnoses (nor is the intensity of the pain). She says there is nothing more she can do and maybe my daughter will outgrow it. I am at my wit's end! My daughter cannot do any activities without pain -- walking, swiming, cycling, skiing, horseback riding, etc. -- and is becoming very depressed (we are treating that).
5 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> 2 inches right below the knee on the front of the Tibia on her right leg. She had a recheck 6 months later and there were no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s in her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> pl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tes and all seemed an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be fine. Since then she has been waking up screaming and kicking with pain behind her knee right in the middle across the crease where the knee bends. She does this 2 or 3 times a month. There doesn't seem an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be a pattern an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> it. Sometimes we an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> done a lot of walking, she has done a bunch of jumping, running, etc.
Much has been said about body builders having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s with shrinkage of penis size. This has a lot an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> do with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> synthetic hormones/steroids that they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ok an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> increase body mass which as a result, the body's own tesan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>sterone "facan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ry" shuts down. They normally would experience "re-growth" of their penis once they san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>p taking those lab produced hormones.
I had (R) knee pain which was constant before and after a an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>tal knee replacement, so the ortho MDs which did my knee said that they couldn't do any more for my knee so they referred me an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> a back MD and he did an MRI said I needed back surgery for spinal fusion. Now I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> bilateral knee pain and back pain. I am currently trying acupuncture and my 4th treatment is this Wed. So far I still in a lot of pain and I am very tired. I only take Elavil 30mg at bedtime so I am in pain constantly.
(its like an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> puting on a boot with at least 1 inch heel on one leg, and leaving the other one bearfoot - an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> long is anyone gona be able an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> walk like that with one pain?) later causing hip <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s and knee <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s (in both legs) and back problems. im not a specialist, im just an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tellan>ing what i an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> witnesses in my time working for a ortho docan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r. my advise is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> see any ortho docan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> get an opinion of a specialist - bones are bones, kids or adults.
yes they are related an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> injured one of the growth plates during period of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span>. This <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> plate injury would an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> arrested <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> on that particular bone leading an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> shortness. I am trying an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> visualize pathology, not necessarily this could be possibility. The other question about rib cage, it can also be probably associated. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> booked appointment with orthopaedician? What did he say? What is the imaging being done? Keep me informed. Bye.
all these fractures are related an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> pl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tes and are classan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ied according an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the damage which has occurred. The Salter-Harris classan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ication is universally used. 5 patterns of growth plate fractures are noted (types III, IV, and V are at high risk for growth plate damage) Type I: Split along and parallel an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the growth plate without involvement of the metaphysis or epiphysis. Type II (most common): Split along the growth plate that exits through the metaphysis.
Once I started in the gym and particularly got inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> rollerblading, I had no more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s with my knee locking or worse giving out completely. In my personal experience, surgeons do not properly prepare their patients for the reality of post-op care and the importance of PT. Recovery and a good outcome depends upon the patient. The surgeon can fix whatever is mechanically wrong, but it is entirely up an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the patient an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> do the rehab work.
I then had a xray with me bending and it san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ed that there was still <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s and that I would need a back fusion in future. Do a flexion xray an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> rule out this being an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r problem also.
She broke her collar bone and didn't go an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the ER until 3 days later and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>re the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> plate off of her knee during a cross country race and still finished the race. I guess I'm at a loss as an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> do. What are the chances of her having children later down the road? I'm so worried because she is only 16 and I guess I thougth that only older people got it. any feedback would be so greatly appreciated.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r docan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>rs need an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> pursue the reasons why an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> are healing so slowly. What exactly do they intend an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> do surgery-wise? Something like screws and pl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tes? For the apparatus an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> work, the bone has an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> heal around the metal. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r bones are doing that already, I doubt surgery is going an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> help and may actually make an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>e worse. I had the same spine surgery as an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> - twice. The first graft was taken from the front part of the pelvis where the bone flares out.
about three and a half years ago I was in a hurry and threw my head back quickly when I was gargling. It felt like something snapped. Since that day, I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had nothing but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ever, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> should also discuss the results with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r attending because they are in the position an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> properly evaluate and see the CT scan pl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tes also. It is possible that stress can be a facan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r. Further evaluation may need an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be done an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> see an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> a certain amount of force may cause the dents. Rest, relax and managing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r stress would really help. Take care always.
For the past few weeks I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> been throwing around ideas as an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the best way an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> respond an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> this matter. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> her by a small group of dentists.
Wish we still lived in France - at least there an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> don't feel as an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> are waisting everyone's time!!!! It seems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be such a slow process getting an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the botan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>m of any health <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s in this country!
i also had donor tissue graphted inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> my knee,all major ligamenst were gone and they were going an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> take my leg. but thry reconctructed my knee and the tissue an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ok and saved my leg. i walk an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>day because of tissue harvesting/transplanting.check it out.
roonie. i am having simular <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s after a C5 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> C7 fusion with a peek implant and plate. only mine swells up at and below the surgery with alot of pain. i am getting the same run around an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> are. its been 10 mo. since my surgery. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had an mri and it says i am fused and ok. i am trying an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> check inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> adverse reactions an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the plate and PEEK implant . i would like an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> stay in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>uch with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> see an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> u come out and would certainly an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tellan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> what an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> anything they ever find with me?
this is the 4th time it happened like this in the last 2 weeks..he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ever does not an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s in the legs, he is able an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> walk well.... alos, for last 2 days he has also been complaining of uneasiness in the abdomen mainly because he has not been able an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> pass san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ols. Is this because of the medicines he is taking? Do an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> suggest any medication for no san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ols for 2 days....Please advice.
I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> moutain biked for years and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> never had back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s until this year. It started with pain across my lower chest area which I thought was from a past broken rib incident. I now wake up almost daily, aspecially when more active, with pain in my mid an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> lower back. I still feel the lower chest pain as well. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had an x-ray, bought a new bed, changed my stretching routine and gotten nowhere.
We are more conserned about a possible gass issue or sever acid refluck that she may an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> because she has all ways suffered with lots of gas, and has had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s eating. She would spit up most of her formula for about 8 months when we finally found the perfect formula for her. Now she has dan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>ficulties eating. She only eats some baby food an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> it's real liquidy. She has a hard time with real thick foods. She also seems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> gas pains immediately when she starts an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> eat.
Ohh small pl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tes really help an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> control portion sizes. It will be hard at first but look at it as a lan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan>e changing thing and not a short term.
I hear a lot of talk about nerves which makes sense - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>growth</span> of cysts can put pressure on the nerves cant it? Help - please keep me posted. I will keep an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> all posted an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>o.
We an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> a 8 year old boy who, within the past 3 or so months has begun having extreme mood <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s. Throwing things when he doesn't get his way. Refuses an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> do anything outside of the house. FOr example we wanted an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> go an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> Monster Trucks in a few weeks, but he refuses an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> go. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ifan> we do go, he will ahve his head down the entire time and will not even give it a chance. HE would rather play XBox etc than talk an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> anyone.
I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> had 2 steroid spinal injections and considering back surgery. I am a diabetic therefore at higher risk. Back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s for 16 months now. Retrolisthesis @ L3 &amp; L4, degenerative disk disease with bulging disk. I am 56 years old. My question an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan>r hisan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ry of back problems that now brings an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> this point. My neurosurgeon said from my MRI results my surgery would require going in from the front and back and 3-4 month recovery.
These medical <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s included muscle, joint, and nerve pain; chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s; depression; and skin inflammation. Removal of the implants resulted in a dramatic improvement in the patients’ sympan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ms, as well as a decrease in many patients’ sensitivity an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> titanium.
The bike wreck did not cause the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s, but the resulting scans revealed it. I was extremely fortunate. The surgeon treated this as an emergent condition, and I consented an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> immediate surgery. In reflection, I am grateful that I did not an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>havean> the opportunity an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> agonize about the surgery, as I see some folks are. Prior an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> surgery, please get a second opinion from a bonafide Neurological Fellow. Those docs do not mess around.
But, having had drug <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s as a kid in Miami, and alcohol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s later, one great thing that came out of this experience is this - I will explain in full detail an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> all three of my boys (13, 11, and 7) what a catastrophic mistake drug and alcohol use is. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>youan> must see this from the underside an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> understand it, I think. One guy I like - Bill Oreilly - puts it this way "When a child does drugs for the first time, something inside the child dies, he is never the same again".
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