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Offline mega1

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arthroscopy
« on: September 27, 2005, 12:32:28 PM »
I had keyhole surgery on my knee in june as i had a tear in my cartliage on the inner aspect of my knee, i'm now getting pain at the back of my knee, it's like it tightens and pulls. It gets sore when walking and going up stairs, sometimes i get to the third last stair at the top and i can't move my leg.

Is there something wrong with my knee again, or is this still too soon after the op?

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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 01:00:50 PM »
What kind of surgery did you have? Keyhole just means that it was arthroscopic, it doesnt tell us if it was for the meniscus or articular cart. Please give us more info.

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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 01:16:29 PM »
sorry, it was for the meniscus carliage

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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 02:41:05 PM »
Was it a repair or meniscectomy(smoothing of the surfaces) ? Did you get excercises to do afterwards or have you been to a phys and had pt ?
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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 05:39:48 PM »
it was a partial meniscectomy, and yes i done the excercises i was given, never had any physio therapy

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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 07:51:49 PM »
Hi Mega1,

Don't know about your specific type of surgery but I don't think you should be having this much pain and mobility problems 3 months after surgery. Has it been like this since the surgery or has is recently gone downhill? If you're worried, go back to your OS and keep going back until you get some answers. If you can't go direct to your OS, get your GP to refer you again. Remeber, the answers are always out there somewhere. It's just a case of finding 'em!  ;D

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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2005, 10:08:35 PM »
pain has been going on for about a month,seen doctor yesterday...told me to leave it just now and see how i get on...he says the last thing i want is for to be opened up for investigation and catch an infection!!!!!!

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Re: arthroscopy
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 06:19:48 PM »
It sounds to me as if your physician did not provide you the answers that you are looking for.  He did not tell you if this is normal during the recovery period, how long you could expect to be in the recovery stage from your previous surgery 3 months ago.  I don't think that their is a concern for infection much during an arthoscopy if it is done correctly and  covered and kept clean and dry during the initial stages of healing.  Many OS do a scope simply for the diagnostic purposes of it, and then if there is something found during that scope that can easily be repaired during the procedure, they usually do that.  I think that the best advice that anyone could give to you is follow up with another physician as simply a second opinion and if you are satisifed with that opinion then follow through with it, otherwise return to the origional phy.  Most physicians agree that a second opinion is wise no matter what the problem is, and most of them will even refer you to someone for the second opinion.  good luck with it, and keep us posted.
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