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Offline lee533

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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon or a Physiotherapist?
« on: January 22, 2008, 02:41:41 PM »
Hello,
A few months ago I injured my right knee but never got it looked at because I was seeing improvements from resting. I have been looking to get back into sport but my knee still doesn't feel right and recently has been aching on the inside and top of shine without activity. So I have decide to finally get it looked at but was wondering the best person to see?

My original injury was very painful and symptoms seemed very similar to 'jumperís knee'. I am not very knowledgeable on knee's (as you can probably tell) but don't think this is what I have done because after about two months i was completely without pain and three months I was running comfortably and starting to play football again (knee still weak compared to un-injuried knee). Unfortunately (stupidly) I over did things and after my first full game back the top of my shine was aching and my knee felt very weak again. This was a just over a month ago and i have rested it since, I have not felt any pain until this weekend (just remembered I did a lot of drunken dancing Saturday night which could explain the aching) but my knee just doesn't fell right yet and don't trust it for sport! Which leads me back to which specialist would I be best to see?

I am going doctors after work today (hopefully) to get a referral and would be grateful for any advice. Thank you for reading.

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Re: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon or a Physiotherapist?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 04:14:34 PM »
Tough decision..but normally you see a OS first to get a hold on what's wrong. Normally a GP can't tell that as that is not their skill.
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Re: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon or a Physiotherapist?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 04:33:59 PM »
Thanks Nettan, I will ask for a referral for an OS.
Will be nice to know what i did and what still needs healing.