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Offline joshthedog

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advice please I am seeing the knee specialist next week
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:35:43 PM »
I've had left knee problems since last year.The knee started to give out walking both up and down stairs and bending/squatting etc If I squat I can't get up again. It clicks and is constantly painful. I have now gone through Physiotherapy who referred me back to the Doctor as she suspected a damaged carilage and am at now being referred to a knee specialist for whom I am seeing next week. What I am to expect when I see him I assume he will ahve the details from my Physio etc. I am wondering if he will put me through for a MRI scan or offer me Arthroscopy to investigate. Any help would be gratefully received

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Re: advice please I am seeing the knee specialist next week
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 08:22:42 PM »
Hi,
sounds like you need some more investigation alright, when you see the doc (I assume its a knee specialist?) you need to ask what he thinks is going on, why is it going on, what can be done to help it and on what does he base his diagnosis.
More info and then more research for you.
best of luck.
tanya
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: advice please I am seeing the knee specialist next week
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 07:47:54 PM »
More than likely the doctor will order an MRI. I'm assuming you're in the UK. Considering how long it takes to do things there it seems like a big waste of time going to physical therapy before seeing the doctor. In the USA you can't do that anyway as you need to get orders from the doctor to go to PT. My husband probably tore his meniscus two days ago and has already seen an orthopedic surgeon and gotten an MRI ordered. If the MRI shows a tear he'll just go ahead and do surgery without wasting time with PT.















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