Ultrasound shows bad alignment of knee

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Had my ultrasound this afternoon. The radiologist ( a senior one at the Nuffield, although I am NHS) showed me why I had swellings & was still in pain after 20+ weeks. The knee is not aligned corrrectly. There is a visible "shelf" (his description) that is rubbing all the time on the soft tissue, which is inflamed. So no fluid (is that a relief or not?) - but all the excercising/physio/massage in the world is not going to correct this alignment. I see the consultant on the 30th March, but I have lost ALL confidence in him. His letter to my GP, when I went back to see him with the swellings & pain, said the "alignment was satisfactory", & at the time, I mentioned in this forum, I would rather it was perfect. There is no way I can live with the constant pain, & I dread to think what I'll have to go through for correcting it. Has anyone else had this happen?

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    Please don't blame yourself,Veronica. It's normal to feel you may not have helped yourself by over/under done your physiotherapy,returned to work too soon etc. pain can be a terrible master especially in the long term. I also feel like I have lost 15 months of my life and am constantly treading water until the appt next week. Big hug to you over the airwaves!
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    Hopefully you will soon get the answer you need. 👌
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      We've made a start. My GP, who is excellent, is writing to the lead consultant, who saw me with the haematoma, & asking if he will re-check my x-rays now the ultrasound is completed & take on whatever needs doing. I stressed to the GP I didn't want to make a fuss, just wanted it sorted & he told me his wife had to change consultants after a shoulder surgery went wrong - so it happens to others too, and those "in the business"!
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    Great news! Hopefully your faith has been restored somewhat and things will go forward from now on .x
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    Sounds like a really good start - best of luck!!
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