Slow healing in knee

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I posted a while back about knee problems after a fall I had where I broke my pelvis (walked on it for 6 days before it took me out), and eventually had an MRI on my right knee, which I also injured in the fall, (This fall happened in December, 28th, to be exact). Well, the hip is doing good, and I had to have arthrascopic (SP?) surgery on the right knee for a torn meniscus. It was a partial tear. The surgery was May 16th, as of today, I have still been unable to return to work, I have absolute stiffness and pain in the knee, it is still very unstable, and severe swelling along with severe swelling in the ankle. Nothing works, Ice, creams, ointments, stretching. I have used up all my physical therapy from insurance, and am waiting for them to approve additional. I am doing the worksheets my therapist gave me when I was in physical therapy, but both me and my doctor are at a loss, the MRI did reveal that there was severe arthritis in this knee, and I'm beginning to wonder if that has anything to do with the problems I am having right now. This knee literally has a mind of its own, there are no good days, or bad days, there are good hours and bad hours, for a brief moment I have enough flexibility to function, then the knee just stiffens up like a two by four, and I'm lucky I can bend it. There is a constant tightness around the knee right in the front directly across the patella as well, feels as if a 2 inch wide band is wrapped around my knee and set to tight round the clock.

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    Sounds dreadful. I hope your upcoming surgery will help in some way. It sounds like you have been doing all the right things. I never understand when a doctor says he/she are at a loss. I guess if I were you I would ask the physical therapist what doctor he/she would go to or would recommend for a second opinion. Best of luck.

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