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Simon Geoghegan
Posted: 2012-10-01 10:31:10
Hello All,

Dislocated my knee last week whilst sparring - i'm in the process of sorting out an MRI and potential surgery on it but just wondered whether anyone had suffered a similair injury, and whether they made a full recovery in order to carry on training properly?

Always the case, that I was just starting to make some progress and training on a more frequent basis, and then it goes. Unfortunately its happened a couple of times before, so i'm hoping surgery will cure it once and for all.

I'm hoping it wont rule me out for an extended period - luckily the kneecap went back in place straight away, i've just got extensive bruising!
Lorne Bournemouth
Posted: 2012-10-09 18:41:36
Be very careful until you receive the news from your MRI - any knee dislocation usually results in ACL tear - meaning that your knee could suffer more injury if it happens again. In addition to this you will probably have some cartilidge damage - the extent of how much will be shown in the MRI.

The good news is that it is all able to be cured - everyone is different WBC Champion Denise Mellor tore her ACL and Cartilige damage similar to you in latter 2008 and had it all surgically repaired and is going fine now just winning her belt in July 2012. Peter Crook tore his ACL at 16 and fought his whole International Career without having it repaired - so it is your choice,

But be careful whilst it is fresh - the MRI will give you more information,

Lorne CAstle
Posted: 2012-10-25 06:57:53
i have dislocated my left knee twice through training. first time in 2003 (which was quite bad) and second time in 2006. the first time i did it, the knee cap tore right round, the paramedics had to plce it back in and i was taken straight to hospital i was on crutches for 8 weeks and had to have physio for ages. the second time it wasnt anywhere near as bad, the knee cap just went back in by itself, but i was still wobbly fora month or so afterwards. touch wood, i have never had any more problems since though in either training, sparring or through 4 fights. my legs are much stronger now which might have something to do with it but when the weather starts getting cold, my left knee can ache quite badly!!
Posted: 2012-10-25 06:59:53
swimming helped me loads the first time, i swam (and nothing else) 3 times a week for a month. the doctor said that i wouldnt be training for at least 6 months but i was back training in 3 months and had no more problems until 3 yrs later!
Simon Geoghegan
Posted: 2012-10-26 12:02:19
I've done it 3 times now. I've got quite flat feet which I think causes the majority of the problems

I'm back running now, without any issues or pain so fingers crossed - I'm working on my stabilising muscles now on wobble and tilt boards in the gym, I'm back in training but only doing punching - I'm not quite confident to put it to the test yet.

Hopefully the stability stuff + some work on my flexibility will help.

I know what you mean about the cold weather though - I get that a lot.

Thanks both for your help!
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