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Hello, when I was 13 years old I had osteomyelitis in my left knee, around the growth plate area is what I was told. I underwent two different surgeries and had two rounds of IV antibiotics. I am now 19 years old and am living with horrible pain in the knee that had the osteomyelitis, I've recently had x-rays and MRI's done that show no signs that the infection is back but they also don't show any reason in why I am in as much pain as I am. My orthopedic doctor is at a loss as to what to do to help me with my pain, I was put on arthritis medicine that didn't help at all. My doctor wants to try cortisone shots and physical therapy, and at this point I'm at a loss at what to do. When I got osteomyelitis my doctor made it seem like it was going to be a done deal once the infection was gone but sadly that just isn't the case. I currently have a mobility assistance dog that helps me with being able to walk and other tasks that have been limited due to the pain and how it is starting to affect my other knee, hips and back. If anyone happens to have any advice that could help me figure out what is going on.
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