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I recently had a knee injury from doing literally nothing. Essentially I was sitting crossed legged on the floor and I had leaned over to my left to stand up. when I felt a shift in my knee. Suddenly I was in excruciating pain, and couldn't bear any weight on my right knee. This comes twelve years after my last ACL reconstruction (2 ACL reconstructions in total) and a meniscectomy.
?I ended up in the ER that day where they did nothing, and the doctor was too afraid to even examine my knee because I was in so much pain. Fast forward 2 months and nobody could figure out why I was in so much pain. At this point thankfully I can walk again, however only with a limp. I've already seen two doctors, the last doctor I saw was a surgeon (supposedly the best on the Island that I live on). His diagnosis was that because I no longer have a meniscus my bones have simply began to rest on each other and the motion of twisting my knee caused my bones to rub. He also said that I have developed arthritis still very little however. He said that the structure of my knee has changed drastically and I am looking at a knee replacement in the next 10 - 15 years. The doctors advice was to do PT build my strength back up (my muscles have atrophied in the last 2 months) and continue living my life until the pain has become chronic enough to do the replacement.
?At 28 years old the prospect of having a knee replacement at 38 is terrifying! Before this most recent injury I was a an avid cyclist, loved strength training and running 5K's. My question is do I seek a second opinion? Or do I take the doctors advice and continue to do what I'm doing, until my quality of life has decreased?
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