Felled off from scooter resulting in knee dislocation. Age of injury 1 year. Knee was settled down at its position by local bone specialist. Now I experience knee buckling while climbing up staircase. I can walk ok on straight and plain roads but cannot run.
MRI Report shows below conclusion
. Old depression of lateral tibial plateau measuring about 8mm. Thinning of overlying cartilage is seen
. Arthritic change in the tibiofibular joint in the form of subarticular erosions and prominent marginal osteophytes
Full MRI report is attached herewith
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Avoid sitting Cross legged.
Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day.
Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area
Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
This is a condition know as Early Arthritis of Knee because of injury. Due to Old fracture the normal biomachenics of the knee got disturbed that leads to abnormal wear and tear of the joint and arthritis.
To save the joint and slow down the progression of arthritis
You should manage your body weight in to normal limit.
Strengthen your thigh muscles.
Avoid extreme positionof joint like Squatting, Cross leg sitting, Stairs, Running, jogging etc.
Do regular non weight bearing exercises like cycling.
Consult with a good physiotherapist nearby and have some sessions of physiotherapy and learn the exercises and continue doing it every day.
The knee has now turned arthritic because of old fracture in the knee, which was neglected.
Surgery to elevate the lateral tibial plateau with a plate. This will help in avoiding knee buckling, but the already arthritic knee wont improve. It will prevent further development of arthritis. Along with the elevation, arthroscopy can be performed at the same stage, to debride the eroded cartilage
Do not sit on the floor
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