My four year old grandson trips me and i fall (Jan/2013). Dr. x-rays and says nothing is broken…months later pain continues….suggest therapy..after much therapy and all test negative…ortho surgeon says that because of pain i changed way i walked and had a meniscus tear. Does meniscus arthroscopic surgery, no change..pain continues, more therapy, one shot of SynVisc then later a cortisone shot. Finally I am pain free. Then follow up visit, Dr. suggest partial knee replacement since he says the cortisone shot was a temporary fix and pain will return…Had a trip planned, scheduled upon return of trip…Minimal anpain, and go to surgery….I had a partial knee replacement on right knee 7 years before and was doing fine, full time teaching, wore heels, danced….etc. so why not this one now to help with pain… Well post surgery of partial knee replacement, I began to lose control of my leg, knee gave out and fell several times. Dr. ignored, he said it could be that they touched a nerved…Had neurological test done, nothing was wrong..Then i fall and break my wrist,(Feb/2014) Dr. believes me about losing control of my leg, MRI shows that quadriceps tendon is torn, so he said he needed to operate this and fix it (March/2014). Had a knee immobilizer for 6 weeks, then began therapy and fell again, MRI showed tendon tear and another surgery was done in May/2014…Same process immobilizer, therapies, lots of pain and in October i fell again….This Dr. said to go to someone else, he didn’t know what to do..Found a Dr. that specializes in tendons and takes care of athlete (Miami Dolphins),, does surgery in 11/02014…Everything seemed great but my would got infected.,They removed a good portion of flesh and when it started growing out, a boyle pops up and gives out pus…I have been with this problem ever since, blood doesnt show infection,but now they are telling me because I got another at the end of the scar, it may require revision surgery of both the knee and the tendon…I walk, do all my daily stuff, have no pain, raise my legs, etc..
HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED ANYTHING SIMILAR? DESPERATE !!!
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