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Offline JoJodancer

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oh growlllll...not something else....???
« on: January 26, 2008, 12:09:57 AM »
Hey all,

I am due to have surgery on the 21st of Feb for scope, lateral menisectomy (or repair) surgeon is waiting till he gets in there (MRI revealed a lateral tear). Figured as much since I always have an egg size lump on outerside of my knee. Have been having on/off swelling/pain for 3 + years but have pretty much maintained my exercise regimen. Anyhow, since I am having surgery in a month I have been going at er pretty hard at gym (elliptical, weight circuits taekwon do etc) and then icing once home---don't use pain killers unless it gets really bad *(havn't had a bad flare up since August- had it drained x 2 in ER). Anyhow....tonight I experienced pain just under my knee cap...which gets worse if I sit or bend my knee to 90 degree....doesn't feel like my usual pain (which is typically outer)...could I have done more damage or is this related???

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Re: oh growlllll...not something else....???
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 10:11:20 AM »
If you have a tear maybe you should calm down a bit and don't work too hard on that knee.
I am sure there's nothing new..pain can change.
Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: oh growlllll...not something else....???
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 02:01:23 PM »
Jo ~ It's been my experience with meniscal tears that the pain can't be depended on. It might be lateral or medial one day then the next be behind or in front of the knee. On occasion I'm even w/o any degree of pain. Hopefully your upcoming surgery will remedy the problem. Wishing you well...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.