Not counting the OS that did the operation, I've seen 3 additional OS's who reviewed all my reports and films.
1st one gave me a shot (ineffective), the 2nd one tried to schedule me for a PKR and the 3rd one prescribed an unloader knee brace and PT.
After 4 PT sessions, I was getting nowhere and scheduled my first session with the hospital PT yesterday. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY TO GO.
The therapist could have easily past for a doctor and concluded that my hamstring and quad muscles were non-responsive due to non-use and trauma of my operation ... 6-months ago!!! Consequently, the three pas Anerinus tendons have severe tendonitis. During my initial 2.5 hour session, he removed the swelling from my calf and ankle with massage, stimulated the hamstrings and quad muscles electronicall, corrected my straight leg walk and gave me exercise homework.
THIS MORNING I CAN WALK (a very short distance) WITHOUT CRUTCHES AND MINIMAL PAIN! Hopefully, I'm finally on the right road to reaching a "normal" knee.
BTW, the operating OS said he was not "a believer" in PT and I'm sorry to say that I wish he be cripple and in pain like me for the last 6-months!
TO MY FRIENDS AT KNEE GURU, the right PT is a MUST even after a simple arthroscope (no surgery).