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Offline JerHyman

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Knee Specialist Opinion
« on: April 17, 2021, 11:19:58 AM »
Looking for purely opinions on who may be not only the most knowledgeable knee specialist in the Uk but one who is more concerned with curing the problem than earning the pounds !

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Re: Knee Specialist Opinion
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 12:01:23 PM »
If thereís nothing structurally wrong with the knee for a surgeon to fix, but itís possibly more an inflammatory issue in both knees (other joints too?) a musculoskeletal rheumatologist or a sports physician might be more appropriate, to look more holistically at you, the pain may be coming as a result of an issue elsewhere, in the leg, feet, back, hips, core. Could be your gait, uneven leg length, foot shape or pronation.

Orthopaedic knee specialists in the UK are surgeons, not physicians. They cure issues through surgical intervention in the knee although there are some now offering stem cell injections (as are other specialities) but this is very expensive in the UK.

There is a database on the site
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/specialists
And also a list of specific specialist interest / expertise, although these may not be relevant given you donít have structural but maybe more systemic issues
https://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/primers/whos-who-knee-surgery

Surgery causes trauma, inflammation, scar tissue, so I certainly wouldnít keep going that route in the hope of finding something as you could well end up with more damage to structures in the knee than before!

If you have a good physio as your other post, can he or she not suggest a doctor to see, they work closely with other HCPs? I have certainly had discussions about and recommendations of other medics from physios.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2021, 01:58:26 PM by vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffaís fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: Knee Specialist Opinion
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 04:01:33 PM »
I agree that an actual surgeon does not offer much hope but they have also both confirmed the absence of inflammation. My physio referred me to a pain specialist and I can honestly say it was a waste of time and money ! I have been on the merry go round long enough and found no help or solution.
So Iím as you say not looking for a surgeon but another type of knee specialist that can maybe no more regarding tissue type issues rather than structural problems.
Over the years Iíve tried many different holistic therapies and am getting ready to try Kinetic Chain Release.
Ticking all the boxes but Iím still convinced the issue has been overlooked.
Iím just not sure which way to turn next or what road to explore.
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Re: Knee Specialist Opinion
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2021, 04:09:56 PM »
As said, perhaps a musculoskeletal sports physician or rheumatologist exists (I see the latter but I have issues with many joints, not just my knees, although my left knee is the worst affected). Knee specialists per se are surgeons in the UK. There is a London based physio who specialises in knees, specifically but not exclusively the patellofemoral joint, might be worth looking into (she works alongside other specialties).

https://clairepatella.com/

Have you tried hydrotherapy, I find water based therapy very he,Paul, just walking in a pool for example.
Assume your physio has thoroughly assessed every other part of your lower body, but also spine? Has anyone suggested nerve conduction tests to see if they reveal anything?

No idea what Kinetic Chain Release is

Good luck :)
« Last Edit: April 17, 2021, 04:11:48 PM by vickster »
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffaís fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: Knee Specialist Opinion
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2021, 05:50:39 PM »
Thanks for your input.
Yes tried hydrotherapy and also seen 2 rheumatologists with no success. Thanks again















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