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Offline jt801

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Pain when crouching-meniscus?
« on: November 26, 2010, 03:41:29 AM »
Recently i have started having pain on the outside back part of my left knee-it's most pronounced if i squat or crouch down or anytime my knee is fully bent. It feels similar to the articular cartilage damage that i suffered in my right knee (femoral condyle) in '08 but the pain occurs in different situations. I am wondering if i have developed a problem with my meniscus; really hoping it's not another articular cartilage lesion. Any input appreciated.
12/99 left knee lateral release and plica removal
1/09 right knee chondroplasty and microfracture LFC

Offline Stasha83

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Re: Pain when crouching-meniscus?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 11:03:54 AM »
I have a very similar pain except mine is on the inside back part of my knee. The pain is at its worst when I fully bend the knee or if I bend or straighten the knee with my foot pointed out. I cant squat or crouch because of the problems I have with my other knee but Im pretty sure I would find it painful if I could!

I've had 2 MRI scans report that I have a horizontal tear of the medial meniscus but my previous OS didnt feel that 'clinically' it was a meniscus tear despite my symptoms being spot on! Long story short, I am now seeing another OS and am having another MRI on Monday to hopefully find out either way for sure.

June 2010 - R knee TPF & Hoffa removal
Dec 2010 - R knee- Arthrofibrosis
Dec 2010 - L knee Myxoid degeneration of meniscus
Jan 2011 - R Knee 11 steroid injections & Synvisc1
Feb 11 - MUA & LOA
June 11- Steroid inj, EMG & nerve tests
Aug 11 - MUA & LOA
Feb 12 - R Knee denervation