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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #161



DON'T MESS AROUND ON THIS ONE!  Sorry for shouting, but I had a MCL, 
PCL combination injury when I was in college.  The e-Room doc's 
mis-diagnosed it, and by the time I was able to see a specialist, I 
was in bad shape.  I had to have surgery and spent about six weeks in 
a cast.  Then another six weeks in phys. therapy.  If it had been 
treated properly at first, the surgery and at least half of the cast 
time could have been avoided.

Good luck,
John


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>Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 21:23:07 -0500
>From: "Sherry Nolan" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] MCL Injury?
>
>Hi,
>
>A few weeks ago my left leg slipped on some black ice while climbing into my
>car.  I thought it was just a minor twist of my left knee but the symptoms
>aren't getting better, and in fact seem to be getting worse.  I did some
>research and it looks like I may have injured my MCL.  Thankfully it wasn't
>the ACL, but it still aches like crazy when I get up from sitting, sleeping,
>or put any pressure on it.
>
>I plan on calling the doctor tomorrow to make an appointment, but has anyone
>had a MCL injury?  What kind of treatment does it usually involve?  Will it
>take longer to heal because I am diabetic?
>
>Thanks,
>Sherry
>(who is major bummed since the weather has been beautiful this past week in
>Massachusetts but this knee injury is keeping me from riding my bike)
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>Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 23:30:03 -0500
>From: Linda Kelly <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IP] MCL Injury?
>
>>   MCL.  Thankfully it wasn't
>>  the ACL,
>
>What is it?  Am too tired to look it up!  Linda
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>Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 23:37:54 -0500
>From: "John Kinsley" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] RE: MCL Injury?
>
>Sherry wrote:
>>>>  I plan on calling the doctor tomorrow to make an appointment, but has
>anyone had a MCL injury?  What kind of treatment does it usually involve?
>Will it take longer to heal because I am diabetic? <<<
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>I never had a MCL injury but I did have two knee surgeries for a radial tear
>of the lateral meniscus and a large flap tear of medial meniscus.  I healed
>rapidly despite diabetes.  If you can avoid surgery, however, all the
>better.  Try therapy if you can but your doc knows best.

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