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    Age: 200, Female, Presenting Problem Since: 2 years, Symptom Behaviour: worse, Symptoms Worse (24hr Behaviour): night, Aggravating Factors:: walking, Easing Factors:: ice, Investigations: mri and x ray in the past, No Diabetes, No history of High Blood Pressure, No Medications, No Osteoporosis, No Hx of Cancer, No Unexplained Weight Loss, No Bowel/Bladder issues, Other Info: weak thigh muscles, previous surgery

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    Hi!
    I'm new.

    I'm just here as I had surgery on what my doctor said was the osteochondral (??) cartilage in my knee. I was only 18, and he said it went well.

    But last year I did some more damage to it, when I was playing hockey on the university team. I twisted and fell, rather like when I first injured it. I had physio to try and fix it, which seemed successful at the time.

    But I'm in pain again, and it feels like it did before I had surgery. I was told after the hockey game that I did damage to my MCL, as well as the pre existing cartilage tear.

    Should I still be in pain?
    My hip is also hurting, which makes me wonder if it's been overcompensating for a damaged knee.

    Should I mention it to my doctor?
    Thanks!

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    Re: 2 years post knee surgery -- help!

    How did you hurt your knee this time, and what are the symptoms? Who diagnosed the MCL sprain? Hip pain could be compensation for knee instability. Are you sure it's not the ACL?


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    Re: 2 years post knee surgery -- help!

    Quote Originally Posted by toronto_physio View Post
    How did you hurt your knee this time, and what are the symptoms? Who diagnosed the MCL sprain? Hip pain could be compensation for knee instability. Are you sure it's not the ACL?
    Pain down the side of my knee, that feels worse after activity. It also catches, and locks. Plus hip and ankle pain.

    I hurt it again after jumping two stairs on my way to work.

    I'm not sure about ACL! The MCL tear was diagnosed by the on campus doctor at my university. He didn't send me for scans or anything though.


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    Re: 2 years post knee surgery -- help!

    The meniscus and/or ACL could be involved as well - and along with the MCL, is known as the terrible triad because of their close anatomical relationship. I suggest seeing a physio as he/she would be able to diagnose and treat better than your campus doc.


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    Re: 2 years post knee surgery -- help!

    Quote Originally Posted by toronto_physio View Post
    The meniscus and/or ACL could be involved as well - and along with the MCL, is known as the terrible triad because of their close anatomical relationship. I suggest seeing a physio as he/she would be able to diagnose and treat better than your campus doc.
    I did see the university physio, but he just gave me a few exercises that don't work.

    I'm back home now, should I see my regular gp?


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    Re: 2 years post knee surgery -- help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeycait View Post
    I did see the university physio, but he just gave me a few exercises that don't work.

    I'm back home now, should I see my regular gp?
    I think you have a much higher chance of getting improvement with a physio. I'd give that a second try.



 
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