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Tear of meniscus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   4 year ago I had a ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair. I kept telling the doc it wasn't feeling right. At that time I went to a different doc. They found out that the ACL was replaced (Ican't Remember) To high or to low. I was also bone on bone, more meniscus tear and alot of scare tissue. That doc cleaned it up and did 3 micro fractures. It seemed like everything was going good until just recently. My knee is getting irritated by the end of the day and it has been going numb from the knee down more and more frequently. Is this something that I should probably have checked out?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   Hi 48
Doctor :   DO you have any morning stiffness , pain on walking or moving the knee ?
User :   Yes I do it takes alittle while to looseb up in the AM yes it gets sor thru out the day Im a mail carrier and I'm constantly getting in and out of the mail truck
Doctor :   it seems that you may be having arthritis of the knee
Doctor :   you need an Xray of the knee , to check that out
User :   Would this be causing the numbnes?
Doctor :   yes, the compression on the nerves at the knee joint may cause such numbness
User :   Will it just continue to get worse or will a doc be able to fix it if it is artritis?
Doctor :   if there are any loose bodies, they need to be removed
Doctor :   if the joint has arthritis, medications can be prescribed to reduce the inflammation and to improve the joint activity
User :   Since the ACL was put in wrong could this be causing more agitation to my knee than normal?
Doctor :   yes , definitely
Doctor :   improper techniques increases the chances of osteoarthritis
User :   Do you think that it can be put in correctly or would it be worth going thru again?
Doctor :   yes, it would help you put it back in place
Doctor :   you should go for a check up
User :   Thank you I believe thats what I'll do. It just takes time, and I wanted to see first if this was something I should get check. Now I know. Thank you
Doctor :   u are welcome
Doctor :   take care and hope everything works out fine
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
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