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Offline pakulag

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past drs missed torn ACL
« on: October 08, 2012, 02:56:55 AM »
I have had multiple knee surgeries - open and scopes - and multiple MRIs.  I am headed for a knee replacement, but at 44, and new damage to my knee, my OS ordered an MRI to see if one more scope could buy some time before replacement.  The MRI showed torn cartilage, bone spurs, a "significant" bone bruise, and an old, torn ACL that has scarred down.  With all of the surgeries and MRIs that I have had, I was fuming that a torn ACL was missed.  Has anyone experienced this?  My OS said it was not even worth repairing at this point because the scarring is so extensive. 

It looks like my upcoming "last" scope will be to remove the spurs, remove the torn cartilage, drill the bone to help the bruise heal, and then use an old scar to remove a plate from an HTO surgery.