2 Months 2 weeks ago, I went to the ER for severe knee pain and I was told that I had classic symptoms of a meniscus (sp) tear. I am still in pain, there is still some swelling, and it is still tender to the touch. I went to the employee wellness office since it was an on the job injury. I have had an X-ray (no broken bones) and an MRI (Nothing was torn according to this doc). Since was a work related injury, I feel as if they are down playing this injury. After the first visit with this doc, he called it a sprain. After the 2nd visit, he said it was just damaged cartilalige (sp) and it just needed to heal on its own. On the 3rd visit I was told that it was just “growing pains” and I would just have to deal with it for the rest of my life. I am at a loss! I have an appointment with an orthorpedic doc later today. I just wanted to know what you guys think about this. I have also had 3 weeks of physical therapy (3x a week) and on the very last week, we started a new machine. I have been dealing with SHARP pains in 2 new places on the other side of my knee. Honestly, I am a tough person (Hey I had 5 brothers I better be) but I am in more pain than I should be in after an injury that is 2 months old.
The Ortho doc said it was VERY bad cart. damage. I have loose bodies floating around and I have to have surgery to fix it. NOW what do I do?