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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 13, 2007
  • 00:47 PM

I had my right knee replaced 3 years ago. I slid down some stairs, after 4 weeks, and the knee got extended. I had it checked but the doc said everything was fine. Last year it gave out and keep locking on me. I went to a different doctor and he found broken plastic under the knee cap. He replaced it and I was doing pretty good. I did fall on the knee about 4 months after surgery but it seem to be doing ok for now, just still tender. Then my left knee started giving me problems so I went back to doc. He x-rayed it and said I have arthritis in it and a cycts behind the knee that is leaking water on the knee. He gave me a anti-inflamatory which did help both knees till recently. My left knee, when I walk, has a catch in it and my calf is very sore to touch. I have not seen the doctor for this as I keep thinking it is not serious. Any idea's?

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  • Many times a "catch" can be a tendon moving over a bone spur or other rough spot in a joint. It could be that it is attached to the muscle in your calf that hurts. Since you have had chronic knee problems you should be seen by your doc. There could be a reasonable solution such as the new cartilage replacement material.Good Luck and God Speed
    emsbabydoll 73 Replies Flag this Response
  • Get acupuncture! One of the largest studies to date on acupuncture by the National Institutes of Health was done on osteoarthritis of the knee. It works! To find a qualified practitioner near you please visit www.acufinder.com Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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