It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Knee & Hip Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1
dpucla HB User
Exclamation Surgery in 2 days, but I'm feeling better...

I'm scheduled for arthro knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus (lateral) on Wednesday (1/16/13), but my knee has been feeling back to normal for the past three days. You're probably thinking "well, then just cancel the surgery dummy!", but just Wednesday night my knee was still sore.

Let me give some background first. I jumped into an exercise program pretty quick and took up running as a new interest. Shortly after starting to run my right knee started really hurting. Since it was the same knee I had a meniscal tear three years ago I figured I'd get it checked out. My MRI results showed a tear. Since it wasn't affecting my every day activities but I was still uncomfortable, my doctor suggested conservative treatment first (3 weeks physical therapy then a follow up where I'd have the final verdict). At my last PT session on Wednesday (1/10/13) my knee was still tender and certain exercises were still uncomfortable. Although I could certainly tell the improved difference, I still wasn't back to 100%. I have been dealing with my knee pain for two months, haven't been able to do much exercise, and working on my feet for 8 hours doesn't help. Since I'm only 25 and have had the surgery before, which wasn't a big deal, I opted to just go ahead and do it so I could start recovery and get back to normal ASAP.

My last PT session was just four days ago and I feel just fine now, which is why I'm concerned whether or not to go through with surgery. I've done a lot of research and have learned that meniscal tears don't heal on their own and for some people the pain comes and goes for several years if left untreated. Would it best if I just go ahead and get it done anyway, especially because I'm young? Thoughts? Feedback? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-18-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cape May Courthouse, NJ, USA
Posts: 16
CLB1988 HB User
Re: Surgery in 2 days, but I'm feeling better...

It looks like that date has already passed. Hopefully you are doing well. It's good that your doctor had a definitive diagnosis before going in, many people have diagnostic arthroscopies when the doctor is perplexed as to what is causing the knee pain. With something that clear cut and straight forward you should be fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



SweetPeainSF (48), janewhite1 (47), Silver Swan (29), jennybyc (26), SpineAZ (24), Grumpyathome (21), james079 (20), ldy12 (19), tiredbeinsick (17), glennxyz (17)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:07 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!