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Suggestion for aching knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi I have a dull aching pain in my knee I self tested for crepitus and i have a squeeking sensation in the knee cap closest to the femur, what should I do?
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
since when are you having these problem?
User :   for about 3 years.
Doctor :  
please provide ur age and gender
Doctor :  
ok
User :   22 male
I have been to a doctor and they sent
User :   me to therpy and that didn't help.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
did undergo any investigations, like
Doctor :  
x-ray, blood test?
User :   Yes, Xray/MRI
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Is caritallage replacement an option or a lateral realease?
Doctor :  
what was the report?
User :   They didn't find anything.
User :   Yet pain continues sometimes to the point where I want to cry
Doctor :  
and how long is it since the time you took the x-ray
User :   About a year.
Doctor :   then i suggest you need a physical examination
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Just a phsy. exam?
Doctor :  
no
Doctor :  
you will need MRI agoain
User :   Oh, okay.
User :   If the MRI shows nothing could I request an Anthroscope?
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
you can

Doctor :  
depending on the result we can decide whether
Doctor :  
you need cartilage replacement
Doctor :  
or lateral release
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