#1
Here comes the sob story...

I've just dislocated my right knee cap (sublaxation of the patella) and i'm in a cast for a least a week to ten days + i won't be able to walk for a few weeks/months.

I've dislocated the left one 3 times so i'm not new to this but i need some suggestions on how to sit comfortably and play the guitar with a cast from my hip to my ankle?

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Mad
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#2
stand. raarrrrgh be a man!!
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#4
I dislocated my knee aged 14, relocated, got up... Tried to walk. Wondered why it hurt. Collapsed in agnoy.

Didnt go hospital, didnt get a cast... Took 2 years for the limp to go away and I still walk funny. Lol.

Just rest and take it easy. If you need to play guitar, lie in bed and sit yourself up and play. Its not comfortable but it works.
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#5
you have to have your leg in a cast? I have dislocated my knee many times and i just pop it back in and get up.
I suggest shortening your guitar strap so the weight is off your leg.
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#6
walk it off and take an aspirin, you'll be fine in the morning or just lay down and play guitar its pretty comfortable and dont have it over your legs but on your stomach.
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you have to have your leg in a cast? I have dislocated my knee many times and i just pop it back in and get up.
I suggest shortening your guitar strap so the weight is off your leg.


I did it quite violently to the point of which my knee cap was sticking out the side of my leg took three paramedics to put it back. I've damaged pretty much everything; Patella Tendon, Quadricep Tendon, my anterior cruciates and i've damaged my meniscus.

I'll have to try the sitting up in bed method, sounds about right.

And i really can't stand properly.
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#9
You can also try putting a few shirts over your cast to prop it up. It'll take the pressure off your leg as well as make it a little more comfortable to play. The best way would probably be to lean back against the wall in your bed and just prop the guitar up a bit. You can also buy those freaky little stands that you screw into your guitar so you don't have to prop your knee up to play comfortably.
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Quote by mattvl
You can also try putting a few shirts over your cast to prop it up. It'll take the pressure off your leg as well as make it a little more comfortable to play. The best way would probably be to lean back against the wall in your bed and just prop the guitar up a bit. You can also buy those freaky little stands that you screw into your guitar so you don't have to prop your knee up to play comfortably.


Cheers, i appreciate some good advice

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I did it quite violently to the point of which my knee cap was sticking out the side of my leg took three paramedics to put it back. I've damaged pretty much everything; Patella Tendon, Quadricep Tendon, my anterior cruciates and i've damaged my meniscus.

I'll have to try the sitting up in bed method, sounds about right.

And i really can't stand properly.


How the hell did you manage to do all that? Are you accident prone or do you just like practicing stage dives without an audience? I've been injured my fair share of times, but not so much that I can have a medical discussion about the inner workings of my legs...my symphathies.
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How the hell did you manage to do all that? Are you accident prone or do you just like practicing stage dives without an audience? I've been injured my fair share of times, but not so much that I can have a medical discussion about the inner workings of my legs...my symphathies.


Thanks for the sympathy. I did it playing cricket believe it or not! Went for the big six, now bear in mind i was swinging a 4lb cricket bat, my right leg got stuck (because i wear cricket spikes). My whole body continued to turn and the lower half of my right leg didn't Pretty much F**k3d it. Hit the floor, bottom half of right leg was pointing the wrong way and my knee cap was effectively hanging out.

Not the worst one i've managed though.
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Might try that
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