Possible Maniscus Tear

I was recently in a high Impact accident,within hours of the accident my knee swelled and bruised. I had mild pain but the pain in my neck and back were worse. A week later the pain started getting worse in my right knee. The pain is so bad on the outsides of my knee and feels like the pain is also inside my knee as well. There are times where I cant sit, stand and I cant put any weight at all on that knee. If I do it gives way or causes tremendous pain that shoots up and down my leg. The pain is getting worse, and at times I have to lift my leg which is extremely painful to do. I have minimal movement with that leg, it hurts to lift it up, walk on it, sit and stand...
My inpact was 80 mph and I remeber hitting the brakes Extremely hard and it is possible that I hit my knee on my steering column.
Anyone have a clue as to if this is what it is. They just did xrays but may have to possibly have an mri next week on it..
Is it possible that I have a torn maniscus like my husband suspects. ( He is heavily into sports...lol)

Posted By LJ on August 12, 2007 at 02:26:12:

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