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Suggestion of therapeutic arthroscopy for knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi thanks
User :   male 35
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had an acl tear in right knee on march 23 2008
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Doctor :   ok
User :   well i am single, occupation: sr. sales engineer
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was done after the inujury?
User :   i can walk quite normally inspite of ACL tear confirmed by MRI
User :   only rest and icing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was it a partial tear?
User :   ofcourse i am on physiotherapy mainly quads and hamstrings muscles
User :   well it complete tear
Doctor :   ok
User :   now my confusion is whether to go for reconstruction
Doctor :   was there any other ligament involved?
Doctor :   medial meniscus
Doctor :   MCL?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no. however there is grade II tear in medial meniscus
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there a complete ACL rupture?
User :   well report said near complete loss of ACL. my ortho says it is as good as complete tear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how are you feeling now?
Doctor :   are you feeling any
Doctor :   loss of stability?
User :   however i cannot walk sideways. this my ortho says may be due to meniscus tear.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems
User :   my symptoms are more related to meniscus tear. and not ACL tear since i can walk straight quite normally
Doctor :   ok
User :   no other health problems except i am underweight. i weigh 58 kgs with 174 cms
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the pattern of the meniscal tear?
Doctor :   did they mentiion it in the report?
User :   well thats not clear. ortho says this required arthroscopy to detact the pattern. yes it is mentioned in report grade II. well I cant say precisely whats is written since report is not with me as of now
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want some ref. of good arthroscopy knee surgeon around mumbai suburbs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
Doctor :   as of now our database doesnt extend to mumbai
Doctor :   as for traetment options you can undergo
User :   my ortho says that the best judge whether surgery is required for me or not
Doctor :   a diagnostic cum therapeutic arthroscopy
Doctor :   yes to an extent
Doctor :   if you are actively athletic
Doctor :   you may need surgery
User :   at the same time he also says that it is better to get it reconstructed
Doctor :   if you can strengthen the surrounding
User :   no i am not atheletic/adventureous
Doctor :   ligaments and muscles with strict physiotherapy
Doctor :   you may not need arthroscopy
User :   ok
User :   one last query
Doctor :   conversely if you wish to
Doctor :   undergo arthroscopy
Doctor :   then you would have to take bed rest for a prolonged period
User :   is it OK to ask my ortho how experience he is in knee arthroscopy. will he get offended??
Doctor :   the point in an arthroscopy is to remove ant fragments
Doctor :   yes you can
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Doctor :   you can look for doctors
Doctor :   and hospitals in the website
User :   sorry i didnt get you
Doctor :   User :   ok
Doctor :   you can ask your ortho surgeon regarding his experience
Doctor :   in a nice way
User :   how ??
Doctor :   that depends upon you and your ortho surgeon
User :   can you give any ref. please
Doctor :   you can also find out about him
Doctor :   from old patients
Doctor :   as i told you we are bangalore based
User :   old patients??
Doctor :   his other patients
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   well thanks for all your advice
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   do try the website
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