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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: William on February 24, 2005, 09:52:12 AM

Title: Still No Improvement After Arthroscopy!
Post by: William on February 24, 2005, 09:52:12 AM
Hi
About three Months ago I had a Arthroscopy on my right knee, this was due to a thickness tear through the Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus.
Since then I have been doing all the suggested exercises for the Quad Muscles, and also quite a lot of Walking.
Unfortunately after feeling better for the first couple of weeks, the pain has now return, and to be honest
I do not feel that there has been any real improvement.
I have mention this to my Physio, who advises me to be patient, and that I will feel better in time.
Also the swelling in the Knee still remains, which does not offer encouragement to the situation.
Frankly I begining to feel that maybe the operation has not been a success,
and wondering what I should do next.
His there anybody on this forum who could advise me what I should do now, I have made the appointment to see the Surgeon again, but I am not too hopeful of the outcome.

Best
William
Title: Re: Still No Improvement After Arthroscopy!
Post by: Linds on February 24, 2005, 11:43:02 AM
hi William, i'm sorry to hear you are still going through alot of trouble. :p That's not fun at all. I think you've made the first two good steps talking to your PT and then booking an appointment to see the Surgeon.  Do you know if they did a repair of the mensicus or did they just cut it out? This can make a difference in your healing time as well as your outcome. I'm sorry that you are still in so much pain, it's really frustrating. I'm 6 months out from a LR surgery and not getting anywhere.. :p it's frustrating. Keep up the good work in PT and keep up with the ice for that puffiness. And goodluck when you see the Surgeon.

Hugs
Linds
Title: Re: Still No Improvement After Arthroscopy!
Post by: William on February 24, 2005, 12:09:02 PM
Thank you for your reply Linds.
Actually they remove part of my Mensicus.
Also it still feels a little bit tender under the kneecap area.
Don't know if this is significant.
Sorry to hear that you are having problems as well.

Regards
William