May 14 2009 I tripped over a steel pipe sticking out of the ground, I was at work and they sent me to s Doc IN a Box clinic. They gave me a brace and come back in a week. I went back and the doctor said who put the brace on, I said your nurse. He took it off, looked at and gave me a cortisione shot. It continued to be painful. I finally went back after several weeks and the doctor said I needed to see a orthopedic doctor. So I made an appointment,the orthopedic doctor stated I would need a menuscus repair. Surgery done, felt pretty good for about a week, then my knee started to swell and lock up. He gave me an injection, didnt work, next was suparts, after 3 injections no good,suggested TKR. Had that done, went thru the physical therapy stuff but could not get my leg to straighten out. Went back to the surgeon, he was standing in the door way and said I need to go back in. This was for a poly exchange. Took out a large one and put in a small one,back to physical therapy. Have trouble laying my leg flat and lifting it off the table,wasnt going to happen, still in lots of pain,no I an starting to fall, have to use hands to push myself up out of a chair. Now MY Doctor sends me to a neurologist for EMG test. Had test done, test showed possible femoral nerve damage and something else,called a lesion. Went back to my orthopedic doctor,he sebds ne right back the the neurologist, different doctor,but is same group. This doctor does about 1/3 the testing the one did and states he finds nothing. So here I am stiil in pain (1-10) about a constant 7, using percoset 10-325 to help. After much thought I decided to seek a 2nd opinion, saw a Doctor at the Medical college of Va, he examined me and found out what the problem was. My doctor overstuffed my knee, then realized it was a problem,took out the big polly and installed a small one, well what is happing with all that extra room. The top implant will override the lower implant causing me to fall at times, the 2nd opinion doctor stated he will have to remove all that has been done and redo the knee properly. but now I have to go back to the original doctor this week so he can place work restrictions on me, not knowing I have seen another doctor, basically he is through with me. I feel he is not providing the standard of care that a doctor should. He has not touched my knee in over 5 months, it took this new doctor about 10 minutes to find out what the problem is.