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 doctor, no breaks and no fractured growth plates. I am not in consistant pain. I only have 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. If you could help me that would be great!
Her orthopedist has said probably patello-femoral syndrome (growth plates 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 to 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 problems in her growth plates and all seemed to 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 to be a pattern to it. Sometimes we have done a lot of walking, she has done a bunch of jumping, running, etc.
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I had (R) knee pain which was constant before and after a total 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 to a back MD and he did an MRI said I needed back surgery for spinal fusion. Now I have 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 you puting on a boot with at least 1 inch heel on one leg, and leaving the other one bearfoot - how long is anyone gona be able to walk like that with one pain?) later causing hip problems and knee problems (in both legs) and back problems. im not a specialist, im just telling what i have witnesses in my time working for a ortho doctor. my advise is to see any ortho doctor, to get an opinion of a specialist - bones are bones, kids or adults.
yes they are related if you have injured one of the growth plates during period of growth. This growth plate injury would have arrested growth on that particular bone leading to shortness. I am trying to visualize pathology, not necessarily this could be possibility. The other question about rib cage, it can also be probably associated. Have you booked appointment with orthopaedician? What did he say? What is the imaging being done? Keep me informed. Bye.
All these fractures are related to growth plates and are classified according to the damage which has occurred. The Salter-Harris classification 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 to 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 into rollerblading, I had no more problems 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 to the patient to do the rehab work.
I then had a xray with me bending and it showed that there was still problems and that I would need a back fusion in future. Do a flexion xray to rule out this being your problem also.
She broke her collar bone and didn't go to the ER until 3 days later and tore the growth plate off of her knee during a cross country race and still finished the race. I guess I'm at a loss as to what to 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.
You and your doctors need to pursue the reasons why you are healing so slowly. What exactly do they intend to do surgery-wise? Something like screws and plates? For the apparatus to work, the bone has to heal around the metal. If your bones are doing that already, I doubt surgery is going to help and may actually make your life worse. I had the same spine surgery as you - 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 have had nothing but problems.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
However, you should also discuss the results with your attending because they are in the position to properly evaluate and see the CT scan plates also. It is possible that stress can be a factor. Further evaluation may need to be done to see if a certain amount of force may cause the dents. Rest, relax and managing your stress would really help. Take care always.
Wish we still lived in France - at least there you don't feel as if you are waisting everyone's time!!!! It seems to be such a slow process getting to the bottom of any health problems in this country!
i also had donor tissue graphted into my knee,all major ligamenst were gone and they were going to take my leg. but thry reconctructed my knee and the tissue took and saved my leg. i walk today because of tissue harvesting/transplanting.check it out.
this is the 4th time it happened like this in the last 2 weeks..he however does not have any problems in the legs, he is able to walk well.... Alos, for last 2 days he has also been complaining of uneasiness in the abdomen mainly because he has not been able to pass stools. Is this because of the medicines he is taking? Do you suggest any medication for no stools for 2 days....Please advice.
I have moutain biked for years and have never had back problems 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 to lower back. I still feel the lower chest pain as well. I have had an x-ray, bought a new bed, changed my stretching routine and gotten nowhere.
roonie. i am having simular problems after a C5 to 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 you are. its been 10 mo. since my surgery. I have had an mri and it says i am fused and ok. i am trying to check into adverse reactions to the plate and PEEK implant . i would like to stay in touch with you to see how u come out and would certainly tell you what if anything they ever find with me?
We are more conserned about a possible gass issue or sever acid refluck that she may have because she has all ways suffered with lots of gas, and has had problems 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 difficulties eating. She only eats some baby food if it's real liquidy. She has a hard time with real thick foods. She also seems to have gas pains immediately when she starts to eat.
Ohh small plates really help to control portion sizes. It will be hard at first but look at it as a life changing thing and not a short term.
I hear a lot of talk about nerves which makes sense - growth of cysts can put pressure on the nerves cant it? Help - please keep me posted. I will keep you all posted too.
I have had 2 steroid spinal injections and considering back surgery. I am a diabetic therefore at higher risk. Back problems for 16 months now. Retrolisthesis @ L3 & L4, degenerative disk disease with bulging disk. I am 56 years old. My question to you is your history of back problems that now brings you to 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 problems included muscle, joint, and nerve pain; chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological problems; depression; and skin inflammation. Removal of the implants resulted in a dramatic improvement in the patients’ symptoms, as well as a decrease in many patients’ sensitivity to titanium.
But, having had drug problems as a kid in Miami, and alcohol problems later, one great thing that came out of this experience is this - I will explain in full detail to all three of my boys (13, 11, and 7) what a catastrophic mistake drug and alcohol use is. You must see this from the underside to 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".
Years and years of limbo ensued as we fought to discover what the cause of my problems were and we were repeatedly turned away by the very people who were supposed to help us. So, I learned things both about neurologists and the medical establishment which I hope will help others as they fight their way out of limbo. I am currently taking LDN and this has greatly improved my quality of life.
The bike wreck did not cause the problems, but the resulting scans revealed it. I was extremely fortunate. The surgeon treated this as an emergent condition, and I consented to immediate surgery. In reflection, I am grateful that I did not have the opportunity to agonize about the surgery, as I see some folks are. Prior to surgery, please get a second opinion from a bonafide Neurological Fellow. Those docs do not mess around.
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