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Should i get a second opinion? Tore meniscus 5 years ago from getting off floor from sitting indian style have had 7 surgerys. 70% of meniscus removed february 19, 2009, and a femur osteotomy march 24 2011 plate and screw. Removed november 22, 2011 doctor

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: You

You are young and your knee problems are preventing you from having a full life.
It is reasonable to get a second opinion. In addition to this, you might consider medical acupuncture by a physician. By adding this to the treatment regimen offered by western medicine, it may help with both pain and range of motion. Good luck.

In brief: You

You are young and your knee problems are preventing you from having a full life.
It is reasonable to get a second opinion. In addition to this, you might consider medical acupuncture by a physician. By adding this to the treatment regimen offered by western medicine, it may help with both pain and range of motion. Good luck.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: This

This is an unfortunate, but not altogether uncommon problem. It sounds as though your meniscus was essentially unsalvageable and had to be removed.
The more meniscus cartilage removed, the more swelling and pain. This is especially acute in younger patients. Your care to date, seems appropriate, if not exemplary and thorough. Although i would need more info to develop a treatment plan, i think you may benefit from a meniscus transplant (donor meniscus is inserted in place of the one that was removed). This treatment holds the promise of diminished pain and swelling and increased activity level.

In brief: This

This is an unfortunate, but not altogether uncommon problem. It sounds as though your meniscus was essentially unsalvageable and had to be removed.
The more meniscus cartilage removed, the more swelling and pain. This is especially acute in younger patients. Your care to date, seems appropriate, if not exemplary and thorough. Although i would need more info to develop a treatment plan, i think you may benefit from a meniscus transplant (donor meniscus is inserted in place of the one that was removed). This treatment holds the promise of diminished pain and swelling and increased activity level.
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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