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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2007, 05:08:07 PM »
Hey
I definately think you should get a second opinion. You said you've lost your trust in your OS, and once you've lost that, valid or not it's very difficult to get it back. 
I had to leave my OS back in February. Not because he actually did osmething wrong but I couldn't trust him anymore... So I got a second opinion and went with that OS!
GOodluck
Linney
1997 Scope RK
2002 LR RK
2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
2007 Scope, Plica Excision and Debride LK
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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2007, 06:04:12 PM »
hi i don't like the sound of what your OS did at all.
i agree with linney,get a second opinion,it is your health after all and it is you who is having to live with these complications!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2007, 06:10:40 PM »
im going to get a second opinion but its going to  be tough because ive worked with these people, but it is my health and got to look after it....im just so mad after finding out he did a MUA and not informing me, theres no wonder now looking back why i was in absolute agony after the surgery.
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2007, 06:14:10 PM »
definatley,i think its terrible you were not informed,i can understand how awkward it is if you work with these people but you can not carry on with this OS having no trust in him and also he is not doing much to help you get better.
get that second opinion!!
if work becomes awkward its easier to get another job then another knee!!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2007, 06:28:38 PM »
i dont know whether to attend my appointment on fri or just ring the hospital and ask for another OS, its a catch 22.. u know how hard it is to get a appointment on NHS but why go when i dont trust him 
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2007, 07:34:39 PM »
hi there,
you could always attend and tell him now you feel about things and ask him why things are not getting better (it would be interesting to see how he reacts as to question whether he thinks this is normal how things re for you after so long)
get his opinion on why things are not getting better and what he would intend to do about it from here.
i then would get the second opinion and see what that OS has to say,advise him what your current OS has said and compare.

was you told of any complications you may get after the surgery?

it does sound though as though this OS you have now is not too good at all.
i cannot say i would be happy having something like MUA done without my knowledge.
i definatly would not want him performing anymore surgery on me.
i would also want to know if the MUA could have caused any of the problems i was having if i were you.

keep us posted!!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2007, 08:53:10 PM »
have u any ideas for questions i can ask him? i really wanna put him under the spotlight coz i know he doesnt hold up to well under questions from patients......... it feels like someone is stripping him of his God complex
faye
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2007, 12:28:27 PM »
i personally would have a sit down and think about what you want to know the answers too and write them down as questions.
i often felt abit rushed on OS appts and my mind would go blank when i got there and i would feel mad afterwards that i never asked certain things,i did this when i visited my OS last time,i think he felt abit interogated by me but i got the answers i needed.
i would be asking him why you are still so limited in ROM and what does he plan to do about it?
i would also want to know why he performed the MUA and has this made you worse??
was the result you have now from the surgery expected (im sure it wasn't)
if o what went wrong?..............etc etc

i would have so many questions if i was you he would definatly feel stressed if he saw me!!
i like to know the far end of everything!! initially i do not feel i asked my OS enough questions before the op but have not become alot more aware of what went on in there during the op now and as they say knowledge is power! (or something like that!!)

do you have anyone who could go to the appt with you???
i think that this would be a good idea as you may feel a bit braver then going on your own.
my boyfriend came with me on some of my appts and even though he is a big softie he is very tall and big built.i think the OS was abit on edge but he gave me more time on those appts then when i went on my own!!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2007, 02:14:06 PM »
I agree with Clairebear,

Think about what you want to know.. and then put it in the form of a question.

You want to know what he thinks is causing this? What can be done? What his plan is.. because in my opinion as  a patient having NO Range of Motion is  a problem a big problem... and not one that should be taken lightly in the slightest.   He may feel threatened, as some OS's seem to when you come armed with questions wanting answers, however this is YOUR body and YOUR life... you need answers.

GOODLUCK hope you do get some answers so you can decide what your next move is.

Linney
1997 Scope RK
2002 LR RK
2002 Scope and hematoma evac RK
2004 LR LK
May 06 Fall from Horse, partial ACL tear and meniscus injury, Tibial plateau injury
2007 Scope, Plica Excision and Debride LK
2009/2010- Possibly Ankylosing Spondylitis?

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2007, 06:40:03 PM »
hi faye!
good luck with the appointment and let us know how you get on!
i hope you come up with some good questions and get the honest and open answers you deserve!

i think the "no ROM" thing is a big problem too.
initially after having my immobiliser taken off i had no ROM at all but it did improve after starting PT and i have more or less full ROM now on a "good day"
please let us know how you are getting on and we are here for you to "vent" too and to help if we can!!
take care.
claire x
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2007, 01:27:40 PM »
argh!!!!!! ive been to see the OS today, long story will try and explain it simply....
my OS says there is absolutly nothing wrong with my knee, as when he did a MUA it moved
he decided to send me for a xray of my hip, which revealed nothing, but they have found a cyst and my good right hip
he has now referred me for a mri and to the pain clinic (pain isnt the issue) its the no ROM and he says push on with physio
so im still no wiser, i said i think you  are missing something he said we're not... i then said could it be scar tissue he said no
its just everything i said to him he dismissed.....or when i asked him a question he dismissed it
faye
« Last Edit: July 07, 2007, 12:14:20 PM by friendsfan »
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2007, 07:45:24 PM »
got to go back for hydro therapy on tuesday when my physio and i will decide where to go from here
5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2007, 07:49:31 PM »
hi faye!
definatley go for another opinion!!
how ignorant to totally dismiss your questions!
i think he realises that there is a problem but is trying to avoid the situation.
i would not trust him as far as i could throw him!
you cannot carry on like this and something needs to be done!!
demand to see someone else as you are not going to get anywhere with him!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2007, 08:00:27 PM »
hi
its so distressing what he has done and said because ive seen 3 PTS and they have all said that they can feel my joint not moving that there is something blocking it,

5-3-07 injured knee-no ROM
2-5-07 LK scope + MUA
26-6-08-LK TTT and scope
10-12-08-LK MUA
12-6-09-RK scope
26-8-09 RK TTT

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Re: just back from physio
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2007, 08:08:07 PM »
if something is stopping it moving though he should know what it is!!
he does not sound to me as though he is competent to be operating on people!!
i would give him a wide berth and see someone else!!
he cannot expect you to be like you are now forever!
i had a motorcycle accident-landed on right knee!(mar 05)
...arthroscopy - 4th feb 06.
...VMO Advancement,LR+JMedial reefing - 24th jan 07.
...28 feb 07 i fell down 14 stairs.....more pain and stress!
...now at PT working on ROM and strenghening