Having seen many Orthopedic Sprecialists in the past while searching for the one that held a resolution to the frequent soreness, tenderness, inflammation, and pain that constitutes my PFS, I begain to speak with a rheumatoligist about my condition (hence Vioxx and more recently, Mobic). It soon became apparent to me that I had results of diagnostics and physician reports residing all over the place. This physician told me to do the Intel work and find all reports, X-rays, MRI's etc. from the last seven years in addition to requiring a fasting blood screen.
By extolling the virtues of a healthy diet (he calls it the Paleo-diet), his contention is that you slowly move to your natural weight in a healthy manner and eventually gravitate to healthy weight bounds. Being slightly overweight, this helps remove stress on the knees. However, the problem with my knees remains an enigma to us both as all diagnostic procedures (MRI, X-Rays, etc.) were inclonclusive. What I like most is his ambition to help me find a resolution to this problem as well as the personal tact with which he addresses his patience. It even turned out that one of the OS physicians I had seen was a fraternity brother of his.
The doctor mentioned that these are readily available. However, I still need to pick up me perscriptions (today is t+1). I'll keep you updated.