I will try to make this as short as possible! In April of 2007, I started to have right knee pain but let it go until July when I sought medical help from an orthopedic surgeon. He tried injections, medications, and exercise to no avail. Then in March of 2008, he did an arthroscopy and found plica at the medial part of the right knee. So of course I was under the assumption that that was all there was to it. But it did not seem to get any better. We did the medication therapy again, and sent me to physical therapy to no avail again. So in December of 2008, I had another arthroscopy in which he cut cartilage along both sides of the knee in addition to dissecting plica again at the medial side of the knee. So now almost 3 months later I am still having the same symptoms (pain, sometimes so sharp I cannot function; pain while going up and down stairs, more so down the stairs, unable to squat, popping, and locking up at times) My surgeon has released me and said I am good to go. So here is my questions-----1)how often can plica return? 2) is there any cure that will last longer than 1 month? I am a nurse and am not ready to retire any time soon, and I am the sole supporter of my family. This has put a damper on my personal life as well, as there has been no sexual activity since this all began in April of 2007(yes you read that right, hurts way to much when laying down)....PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME:mad::confused::(Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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