Ongoing knee problem!

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From around about April this year I startex feeling a heavy ache in my knee when lifting it to step onto the pavement eyc. Gradually my symptoms appeared more often and would effect me walking properly. I was quite active doing squats and lunges around this time. Walking for a period of time would result in limping and medial knee pain. I began by getting physio to loosen ofc tight quads and the muscle inside my thigh.

Things continued to worsen and intensify. My low quads often felt as though they were going to snap and walking resulted in constant stabbing pain in the medial area.

I got a kned MRI and it was fine. The Dr then thougjt I had a labral tear because now I was experiencing slight groin and hip aches. I got an MRA of the hip and overall thats ok too. My Orphopedic Dr wants to operate on my hip and see what he can find but that terrifies me! My hip might be perfectly fine so why operate?

When I am sitting I can feel pain in my buttock and back of hamstrings, the low quads will also tingle and sting too. I wonder if I have a muscle inbalce, glute problems and Im trying to find answers without surgery!

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    So sorry your having so much trouble, I've never heard of such problems. I'd be afraid for them to operate on my hip. I'm like you if the hips ok why operate?? Good luck and prayers

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      Omg thats tough. Sometimes its tough to find a doc who will listen. Most want to draw there own conclusions or rely on there own skills. I hate it when i get one wont spend the extra 5 minutes to listen to you.

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    No one wants surgery, especially exploratory but sometimes it can't be avoided. To just continue down this same painful Rocky road doesn't make much sense either. The only suggestion would be a 2nd opinion from another ortho if your system allows. Some of these tears can be very tricky and hard to diagnose yet easy fixes once they are seen by the eyes of a competent surgeon when discovered through an exploratory surgery.

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      You do have a point. I guess part of my problem is trusting that this Dr knows what he is talking about. I am seeing him again on Monday and Id like to see the MRA images and for him to explain what he wants to do. Thanks for your message
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    Hi. I had MRI too and it show a torn cartilage, had the same symptoms as you. Had an arthroscopy and which really helped! I have OA in knee caps so struggling with that still but I would defo ask about key hole surgery as told MRI rarely picks up tears in cartilage. Hope you get better soon
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      I saw my MRI's and you could see the tears. What they wont show is the hidden stuff. Pieces floating around in between the joint. That happened to me. He went in to fix the tear shown on MRI. After recovery i still had locking problems. He had to go back in. Pump fluid in to jack the joint apart. Fix the tears between the leg bones. Get those floating pieces out. Also MRI didnt show it was bleeding in there. Had to clean that out. I agree. Sounds like you need a second opinion.

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      Aw thank you Gina. I have a list of questions for my Dr on Monday. Think im just scared about it all. I hope your pain eases off or becomes more manageable. Take care
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    I hope you get better soon! 
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