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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: kaknee on January 22, 2006, 05:33:12 AM

Title: torn ligaments??
Post by: kaknee on January 22, 2006, 05:33:12 AM
Hello,
   
     Please, be patient with me as I am new here!I've had knee, leg pain for about 2 years now.Was sent to pt and thet was useless.Went to an ortho doc and he didn't do an mri but said  I probably have a couple good ligament tears and scheduled me for a knee scope.OK,having said that,here's my question.I don't always have pain.My leg seems to flare up for a few months, then it's ok.Am I going to look like I'm crazy??Will the surgeon not find anything wrong if during the surgery, he finds nothing wrong???
Title: Re: torn ligaments??
Post by: Audice on January 22, 2006, 11:58:55 AM
     I don't always have pain.My leg seems to flare up for a few months, then it's ok.Am I going to look like I'm crazy??Will the surgeon not find anything wrong if during the surgery, he finds nothing wrong???

Hi ~ First off know that the people on this website are tremendously supportive & you need not fear they won't be patient with you.

As determined by MRI, I have the following knee problems: ruptured ACL, torn medial meniscus with abnormal signal in the lateral meniscus, torn MCL, Baker's cyst as well as degenerative changes due to age & wear.

That being said, there are days when I have absolutely no pain to speak of. Other times the pain will wake me out of a sleep or I'll be walking along & the knee will ache like mad. Even with the amount of damage I have my knee can feel almost normal. It's just the way of the knee.

So, to answer your question... I doubt a good surgeon will find you crazy. If you have ongoing pain there's very apt to be something going on within your knee. Wishing you well...Ellie
Title: Re: torn ligaments??
Post by: sparkle999 on January 22, 2006, 07:06:04 PM
Hi there
if he doesn't find anything and he's a good OS then he will be able to advise you how to proceed. MRI's are good but not 100% reliable so having a scope will give him all the info. I had an MRI but still needed a scope to find the scar tissue and stuff blocking the joint. The recovery from an investigative scope is not bad and at least you will KNOW. Try not to worry. This is a positive step!
xx
Title: Re: torn ligaments??
Post by: Gill0611 on January 27, 2006, 12:59:31 PM
Thanks for posting your message. It made me feel loads better. I'm just new to the site too but finding all these messages and relpies comforting.
I injured my knee 2 years ago, tore the ligament but took weeks to get OS appointment. eventually they decided to put the camera in and when i came round after surgery they told me nothing was wrong. I found the doctors were unsympathetic and were just concerned with wether i had broken a bone. So you can go through it and they find nothing!!! But a good doctor should help after that and take you forward. Mine just discharged me!
Am now suffering from similar problem again, strangely enough i'm not going back to the old hospital. And this time if he doesn't find anything i will persisit!!
My advice is keep chasing them if they find nothing at first.