Saturday, October 14, 2006

My Knee - Preliminary Investigation

Yesterday 13 October 2006 (Friday), i went to HUKM for my knee to be checked at Orthopaedic, under Sport Injury section. Preliminary investigation showed that i might have ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury. The doctors suspecting i have ligamen torn (below my knee cap) because my leg seem to be loosen after they performed series of physical examination. I had a X-ray of my both knee and was found my bones still in good shape.

In order to really confirm what is my problem, i need to do MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of my knee. Two options were giver to me either do it at HUKM (appointment 03 Jan 2007) or at private hospital (anytime). Fee is about the same RM 700 at HUKM, RM 800 - 900 at Private hospital. Anyway, i choose HUKM la. Upon obtaining my knee MRI scan, then doctor can confirm the actual problem and therefore they will suggest the best way to treat my knee. Mean while, i cannot do sports, take heavy weight, mnimize all activities that can lead me injuring my knee further...... Doctor asked do i still want to active again in sports. Of course want la, i am only 30 ler... I was told too if surgical option is choosen, i may take 3 months to enable me to "fit" again .... meaning that i need to rest at home for at least 1 months or maybe more before i can resume my work. Sure my boss piss off one....
some of the knee info for your reading. Enjoy....

Ligaments are tough, non-stretchable fibers that hold your bones together. The cruciate ligaments in your knee joints crisscross to give you stability on your feet.

The bone structure of the knee joint is formed by the femur, the tibia, and the patella. The ACL is one of the four main ligaments within the knee that connect the femur to the tibia. The knee is essentially a hinged joint that is held together by the medial collateral (MCL), lateral collateral (LCL), anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments. The ACL runs diagonally in the middle of the knee, preventing the tibia from sliding out in front of the femur as well as providing rotational stability to the knee (Figure 1).



Surgical and Non-Surgical Options
When a patient with an ACL injury is initially seen for evaluation in the clinic, the doctor may also order X-rays to look for any possible fractures. He or she may also order an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan to evaluate the ACL and to check for evidence of injury to other knee ligaments, meniscus cartilage or articular cartilage.

1 comment:

aruri said...

NO acrobatic stunts for you in bed.