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Offline William

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What Is Really Wrong With My Knee?
« on: June 22, 2005, 08:25:21 AM »
About six months ago I had Arthroscopic Surgery on my right knee, for a complete tear through the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.
After a intial improvement im my symptoms, I am now no better then before.
My OS seems to think my knee is perfectly Ok, and all I need to do his build the muscles up around my knee by doing plenty of walking.
My Physiotherapist reckons that I have the first signs of a degenerative joint condition and feels that I need to manage the condition and do exercises for the knee.
I am now completely confused, and wondering what to do next.
Would be interesting to have some of your comments about this dilemma, should I get a second opinion?


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Re: What Is Really Wrong With My Knee?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005, 08:54:34 AM »
How does your physio mean that you need to manage the condition, thinking of surgery or just live with it or what
A better way to regain the muscles back is also doing excercises, deos your doc not talking about that ?
If you have gone through surgery and have weak msucles you have to get them back. Maybe your physio can make you a programme.
Ask your physio what she/ he means with this degenerative joint condition and see if she/he can make a note or call your OS about these concerns.
Better start with this then looking for a new doc to begin with.
Let me know how it goes.

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Re: What Is Really Wrong With My Knee?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005, 09:05:31 AM »

I'm with Nettan on this sounds like your Physio should be writing a letter or calling you OS and having a discussion with them.  You should be assessed by a PT and a program should be then made for your specific needs.  They also offer pain treatments like acupuncture, laser and ultrasound.

Don't get discouraged get the lines of communication open and maybe things will work better.

Good luck,


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Re: What Is Really Wrong With My Knee?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 10:09:02 AM »
Hi Nettan & Shade,
Thanks for your replies.
Actually I did not explain my problem clearly.
My Physio who I have great trust in, using the words Osteoarthrosis in other words Arthritis!
He has prescribed some exercises for my complaint, and has also given me Ultrasound.
I have already seen my OS about this, and he keeps on saying there is nothing wrong with my knee.
What I find particular annoying is that I decided to go private for this operation, and have the Arthroscopy
done by a knee specialist, who is on the list of Knee Guru Surgeons and was highly recommended.
Unfortunately at the moment I am back to square one.

Best Regards