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Subject: stitches on knee and bending
Hi,

2 weeks ago i fell off my road bike going at 25 mph (40 kph) trying to avoid a deer that came out of nowhere. My left knee hit the pavement on the way down and opened up a large cut right above the knee cap. Fortunately there were no broken bones or knee cap, but doctors put in 2 layers of stitches. 1 for the tissues under the skin (these stitches would self dissolve) and 1 for the skin layer itself. now (2 weeks later), my outer stitches have finally come off and i can bend my knee just a fraction of normal bending range. I understand that the tight feeling i get during my attempt to bend is from the wound trying to heal.

I'm curious as to when i would be able to regain my full bending range like before. the doctors said about 1 month but they sound unsure. I'm hoping someone here would have or know of an experience like this that could provide some insight for me. as a biker, i'm anxious to get back on the road and free myself from house arrest, but i want to do it in a safe way. Right now, I definitely can't even bend my leg enough to get on a bike right now so it's a bit frustrating and discouraging.

i appreciate you reading this and providing any feedback you may have.

Thanks!

Injured and Immobile



2013-09-24 6:12 AM
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Subject: RE: stitches on knee and bending

With all due respect, I'd rely on the opinion of the doctor who actually stitched you up over some anonymous person on an Internet forum.

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2013-09-24 6:18 AM
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Subject: RE: stitches on knee and bending
everyone is different - in that the doctors could say about a month - for some people it might be two weeks, and others it could be longer...they are never goign to be able to accurately predict how long it will take
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