Worried mum

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My son aged 13 sprained his knee 5 weeks ago. Apparently a medial collateral injury but he had an MRI scan on 27th Dec and we get the results on Wednesday. He still cannot put any weight on it at all and they said 4-6 weeks recovery. (In fact originally they said he would be back to normal in 1-2 weeks) - there might be a meniscus tear; he might need surgery we'll find out. He's due back at school tomorrow though and is really down about the whole thing now.

What should I know or ask on Wednesday?

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    I'm really not sure why nobody has commented on this or my previous post about my son's knee but now I'm even more confused. We were fobbed off by the specialist who said that the MRI looked normal apart from some bone bruising. He told my son to take off the knee brace, told him to start using it as much as possible and said he would refer us to a colleague as he didn't know why it hurt so much. I looked up bone bruising online. It said to rest. It also said it could take years! Please does anyone have advice as to what to do next?

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    Jenny,

    What did you find out at the Dr.'s??? Will your son recover without surgery? Please let us know how he came out.

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    Jenny,

    What did you find out at the Dr.'s??? Will your son recover without surgery? Please let us know how he came out. I think you need to see a new specialist.

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    Thank you purplerlover!

    He got some stronger painkillers at the doctors this morning and they will chase up an urgent appointment with the knee specialist Mr Chakrabarty.

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