After only 11 months from my last injury (shoulder dislocation which only required 8 days off from skiing), last Friday I ruptured a bursa in my knee on the tennis courts :. Anyone here familiar with this? The doc said the knee feels tight so he doesn't suspect ACL damage, and I concur that this injury feels unlike the one that snapped my ACL in the other knee 11 yrs ago. After hearing the painless pop when lunging left at the net, I walked it off and continued playing and running for the next hour. Two hours later the knee had swollen to the point that walking was very difficult. Today, the knee remains stable, but due to still present swelling, range of motion is reduced. The doc says the anti-inflamatories he perscribed should take care of the swelling. He doesn't want to "drain" the knee as he prefers to aviod invasive procedures when possible. I have only found a couple in references to the condition on the net, and they all recommend the docs orders: ice, anti-inflamatories, and rest for a couple of weeks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this doesn't ruin my upcoming season .
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11/13/07 at 9:45am