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378273 tn?1262097621 I sustained a knee injury 3 months ago. MRI showed Baker's Cyst with debris, subchondral fracture, torn meniscus partially stripped MCL, joint effusion and near-complete cartilate denudation in the lateral patellofemaral joint. Got a cortisone shot, which only helped a little.Ortho doctor called the fracture a bone bruise and said they take months to heal. The torn meniscus won't heal (he said) Other than a "scope" what can I do to get relief!
Avatar m tn I fell 4 days ago on a knee that I had surgery on in June. I scraped my knee over the previous scar. It bled some but no serious problem. I used 100% Aloe gel on it and a scab formed. When I got up today it was oozing a think yellowish substance. What should I do to promote healing? I have left it uncovered except for first night and today.
Avatar m tn Thank you Dr Gross. Ive already had 2 previous knee surgeries for torn miniscus, 1 on each knee, they were posterior tears I believe. Years ago.
Avatar f tn hi everyone its bee a while sense i posted anything, i just had knee surgery last thursday on june 30th and it was the worst pain in my life :(, but im healing and im hoping this will be my last surgery on my knees. the only problem is that from limping my hip has been getting worst and its hard to walk around because the pain shoots up my spine :(. so hopfully after my knee heals my hip will be next.
Avatar f tn hi everyone, my knee is healing really well, i went to the doctors on monday and he said im healing really good, my scar looks pretty nasty though. Its HUGE :(. Also my hip has been getting worst and same thing with my back, and i know sitting around isnt helping but im in alot of pain and for a teenager to sit around and just hurt i know for sure its not normal.
Avatar n tn I did get a second opinion before the second surgery and that trauma surgeon also told me my femur stopped healing. Thanks in advance for any help or insight.
Avatar m tn I’ve read some places it slows down healing when you elevate your operated upon leg after the 48-72 hour mark after the surgery. Also I read some places icing your knee after the 72 hour mark after surgery can slow healing as well. Can anyone confirm or deny either?? Thanks!
647391 tn?1275016633 I am 50 years old and set to have knee replacement surgery in a month. This is because of damage to the knee and missing cartilage. What is your thoughts as to someone my age having knee replacement surgery. Also, what is the quickest recovery you have seen for someone with knee replacement surgery?
1092452 tn?1257350509 I had a knee replacement in June 09, I spent 4weeks in a rehab. center..physical therapy 6 days a week. Right after surgery I had ' foot drop ' So I had to deal with that + my knee...It's been 5 months.. well my knee still hurts so much it wake's me up at night, Is this normal ? Any one have this problem ? Any suggestion ? I really need help. Please I can't stand it much longer..
Avatar f tn I had reconstruction surgery on my knee over 2 years ago. They took my hamstring for my new acl I had part of my lateral meniscus removed and 8 holes for micro fractures. I fell off a semi-truck at work. I now have chronic pain. There is not a day that goes by I have no pain or swelling some days are worse than others. I was told that my pain from surgery will be no longer than 6 months and now it is 2 and a half years. Is this normal after this kind of surgery?
1524655 tn?1291420532 According to the surgeon, the damage was not all the way to the bone and is located underneath the knee cap. He said that I do not need surgery and just need to wait for it to go away. It's been two months since the injury. The pain has gotten less indeed. However, after reading articles about articular cartilage, I understand that articular cartilage has limited ability for healing, escpecially if its not all the way to the bone (Grade 4).
182884 tn?1259312906 good morning Fluffy, i've had an ACL repair of my right knee oh about 8 years ago and it was not healing on its own, i did have a little less pain but my knee was not stable and required the use a "quality knee support" which a script was written by the doctor and the insurance paid for it. i used it for almost anything i did after the ACL surgery only because i was afraid of injurying it again. and your right, the doc.
Avatar f tn I have had three surgeries on my left knee, starting with an ACL reconstruction and medial meniscus repair my freshman year of high school, a lateral and medial meniscectomy my senior year of high school, and I just recently had the same surgery, a lateral and medial meniscectomy this past January, 2010.
Avatar f tn Meniscus repair is recommended for tears that occur in the vascular region (red zone or red-white zone), are longer than 1 cm, involve greater than 50% of meniscal thickness, and are unstable to arthroscopic probing. A stable knee is important for successful meniscus repair and healing. Thus, associated ligamentous injuries must be addressed. The most commonly associated ligamentous disruption is complete tear of the ACL, which must be reconstructed to prevent recurrent meniscal tears.
Avatar f tn Then while healing from that they discovered her patellar tendon was torn so we repaired that. Now her knee is fine but at vet yesterday they found that the wire used to repair is exposed on outside of her knee. There is no infection or even sore skin. It’s just slowly becoming more and more exposed. How can this be fixed? Our appt with surgeon is in one week. Is this an emergency?
159619 tn?1538180937 I could walk fine before the surgery. Now I have a limp and am in constant pain, not only the knee, but my other knee, back and hip from compensation. DO NOT GET THIS SURGERY!!
Avatar f tn I had knee surgery (tibial tuberosity osteotomy with lateral release) 4 weeks ago. Was wanting to hear from other people who have gone through the same procedure. 4 weeks on I can bend my knee about 30 degrees and I am getting a bit more voluntary control of the muscles around my patella. My knee is still a bit swollen and I am still icing 2-3 times per day. I go back to see my surgeon in 2 weeks and would like to know if others have been referred to the physio sooner as this will be 5.
Avatar m tn This is the second surgery I have had on this same knee. The previous surgery I had a medial meniscus tear about 5 years ago. I am very active and cycle about 5 hours a week and about 5 hours a week of more weight bearing exercise. I have not been able to regain full flexibility to the knee, I am lacking 10 degrees of motion. I ice my knee most every day after exercising. I completed a series of 3 shots of Euflexxa about 6 weeks ago and have felt no difference from that.
510679 tn?1265668267 I am 5 months out of having arthroscopic knee surgery for fixing a torn meniscus, while OS was in there he did a lateral release, said my kneecap was offtrack, and removed some bone fragments, cleaned arthritis from around the knee area. I am still having chronic pain and swelling, and cant do alot af activities like bending, squatting, climbing stairs or going down them. Walking is ook for a little while then pain.
Avatar n tn You helped me see and partially understand that the the hair growing along my incisions are another sign that my bones are healing in my knee replacement. (Or something close to that.) Odd how knowing that it is a sign of the healing process makes having hairy knees much more acceptable emotionally.
645800 tn?1466860955 This means that the shortness of breath that I experience all of the time is not due to my heart. So he has given to go ahead for me to have my knee surgery. Hopefully that will happen soon.
Avatar m tn once i had the surgery in may my knee feels great but my question is that ever since my surgery i have had this like sharp pain in my right glut and occasionally in my right lower leg. i feel it the most when i bend over my right leg to pick something up. i was wondering if you could tell me what it could possibly be and what i can do to get rid of it. I am an active person and would like to get back to enjoying the outdoors.
Avatar f tn Darling, you are not too young for this surgery, especially if you're active. I'm 19 years old and had the same surgery done in my left knee for the same reasons! I also had a bone spur removed from my shoulder and the sack around the joint tightened. It isn't that big of a deal, but the healing does take some time. I had the surgery on my knee when I was 16 and although my knee isn't quite what it was; it is a lot better than before the surgery.
Avatar f tn You would need surgery as meniscus are very important ligaments in the knee joint and spontaneous healing is difficult. Take care!