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I was sent for mri 2 weeks ago because the orthopedic surgeon thought I had torn cartilage, got a letter today saying I have a physio appointment Monday and nothing else. Nothing about if they found anything, I'm getting fed up now I've had this injury for a year now. Has anyone had experience of this kind of letter any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    They should inform your gp go and see gp or ask gp to phone and find out
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    My orthopaedic surgeon sent me for physiotherapy . .the xray showed osteoarthritis but he thought it could be improved with physio  went for a month, every day . .an absolute nightmare as it was an hour away by car, and nowhere to park . .and in the end it did absolutely no good whatsoever . . but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be the same for you of course!  But they do need to tell you the result of the mri, and why they are sending you to physiotherapy . . . Insist!!!
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    they aren't good at telling us mere patients anything are they? Frustrating and worrying for you, do hope you get information and diagnosis and anything else you need very soon, good luck, x
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    Sorry to be nosy but how old are you?

    I ask this because when I had TKR at 61 (3 years ago) I had to really push to get it as they do not like doing you too young incase in 20 years time they have to do you again. That is how it is.

    So they may be sending you for physio hoping this will help as they are not prepared to operate. You have to be very clear and honest with them.

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      That's bad to have this kind of injury for a year with no treatment!  If it's a torn cartilage I can't really think that physiotherapy will help much . . but I suppose it depends on the results of the mri, which they haven't told you!  As you are under age, perhaps your parents could insist a little that more infrmation be given to you . . . or them . . . 
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      My knee was unstable when it was first injured so they were sure I had just stretched a ligament and left it but the pain kept getting to the point where I couldn't train, Plus I still have fluid in my knee calf and ankle from the initial injury that won't move at all
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