I had a L partial meniscectomy back in June '08. It is now Oct '08, yet i'm still having a weird pain that is really bothering me and affecting my rehab. When my knee is moving actively or isometrically contracting between 60 to 90 degrees of flexion, I have this sharp pain that comes on the front and behind my patella. Passive movement of my knee through that range does not seem to cause the pain most of the time. Active movement and isometric quad contractions outside that range do not cause the pain. There is no pain at rest or at baseline. Tylenol or NSAIDS (advil, aleve) have not been able to help with the pain. Rest does not seem to help. Ice helps, but ice helps with everything.
I faithfully went to rehab for 4 or 5 weeks (my schedule did not permit anymore rehab time) and did their exercises daily.
I have full range of motion. That knee is not swollen, but it is somewhat warmer than the other knee. I do not have any tender areas that I can palpate. My quad is only slightly atrophied (~80-90%) compared to the other leg. I now have crepitus in that knee and my patella does track a little funny. Negative patellar-femoral sign (when you apply anterior pressure to the patella). All my ligaments are intact.
Does anyone have any clue as to what is wrong with my knee and what I should do to fix it? Do I have adhesions or a fasciitis? If there is any other information that could help, please ask.
Thanks so much,