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Workmans Comp Doctor

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 11, 2010
  • 01:11 AM

I fell at work and sprain my right knee I had to go see a work mans Comp Doctor and he seemed to not have enough time to answer my Questions or go into detail about what he said was wrong. Therefore, I am going to try to explain the best way i can and hopefully someone knows what I am talking about. He told me something about when you are a baby you have this Cartlidge like stuff in your knee. (He may not have said cartlidge.) As you get Older, it dissolves but he said mine did not and it is what I injured when I fell.

I have had Knee problems all my life in my left knee and I am wondering if that is what is wrong with this knee as well. I Can’t run and it Goes out on me very often and I end up falling on my but and it is very painful. I also have something in my left knee that I can literally move around my knee with my finger. It hides most of the time but when it is moveable, it locks my knee up. I hope that someone has some idea of what I am talking about. Thanks in advance for all help!

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  • Some people can have an excess of cartilage in one or more of their joints. Think of it sort of as the padding that keeps the two ends of bone from rubbing together when you move. Some people are just born with too much sometimes and it can lead to some problems as you age. It can interfere with proper joint funtion in a variety of ways depending on how much there is, where it is, if it has been damaged by injuries over the years, if it has interefered with proper bone growth, etc. Proper ct or mri scanning of the joint will reveal the problem with the most detail available, and in some cases it can be surgically removed if necessary. All in all it is not a severe threat to lifestyle or mobility, but it can be problematic and tends to worsen with age if not dealt with. Hope that helped a little.
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