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Please Help Diagnose!!!

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  • Posted By: cheeseball1981
  • March 7, 2007
  • 05:20 AM



:( I injured my knee in gymnastics back in 98.I did a front flip and landed on a straight locked out leg. When I landed I heard a pop in my right knee. I tore a ligament and hyperextended it. In 99 I had orthroscopic surgery they cut and shortened the IT band cause the hyperextension was putting too much tension on it.About 3 yrs after I had a lot of pain and clicking in the knee. No one could figure out what was wrong. I have been to pt, had cortizone shot,MRI/X-Ray/anti-inflammatories,checked for meniscis tear/bursitis... u name it I have done it. There is so much pain I can't even walk on it some days. Around the IT band area it is so tender u can barely touch it the pain keeps me up at night and rainy weather just aggrivates it.It clicks when I walk and there is so much pain it is unbearable.I am in pt now they r doing ultasound and iontopoherisis injecting dexamethozone.I am also taking Glucosamine.I have been fromm doctor to doctor and noone can figure out a diagnosis. If I'm having this much pain at 25yrs old what is it gonna b like when I am older? PLEASE HELP!!!!



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  • :(I injured my knee in gymnastics back in 98.I did a front flip and landed on a straight locked out leg. When I landed I heard a pop in my right knee. I tore a ligament and hyperextended it. In 99 I had orthroscopic surgery they cut and shortened the IT band cause the hyperextension was putting too much tension on it.About 3 yrs after I had a lot of pain and clicking in the knee. No one could figure out what was wrong. I have been to pt, had cortizone shot,MRI/X-Ray/anti-inflammatories,checked for meniscis tear/bursitis... u name it I have done it. There is so much pain I can't even walk on it some days. Around the IT band area it is so tender u can barely touch it the pain keeps me up at night and rainy weather just aggrivates it.It clicks when I walk and there is so much pain it is unbearable.I am in pt now they r doing ultasound and iontopoherisis injecting dexamethozone.I am also taking Glucosamine.I have been fromm doctor to doctor and noone can figure out a diagnosis. If I'm having this much pain at 25yrs old what is it gonna b like when I am older? PLEASE HELP!!!!Am I reading this correctly, or did you say you tore a ligament in your knee? If so, it sounds like you may have torn your ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). Did you have the ligament reconstructed, or did they just do the ITB surgery (if not, this is not enough). If you have been through that much pain and Physical Therapy has not helped, you need to get another opinion. I would suggest seeing a highly reputable, Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Knee Specialist for evaluation. Get new X-rays, new MRI WITH CONTRAST DYE, and see what is going on in that knee. At this point, it may be that your knee has been compensating for an underlying condition, thus all the pain and tightening limitation at your knee. If the underlying condition is not corrected, the pain will not go away no matter how much conservative treatment has occurred.Where are you located? I am a Physical Therapist in Florida...I could give you some names of some of the most respected Orthopedists in the country...~Chris
    ChrisFloridaPT 29 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had orthrascopic surgery on the IT band. They cut to shorten the stretched IT band. They thought that would reduce all the tension. But I live near Pittsburgh,PA
    cheeseball1981 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • What about the ligament you said you tore? It sounds like with that mechanism of injury, you may have torn the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). In which case, the surgery you had done would not correct your knee problem. If you continue to have problems this far out from your initial injury, you need to be getting another opinion from a fellowship trained knee specialist. ~Chris
    ChrisFloridaPT 29 Replies Flag this Response
  • One of the best Orthopedic Knee Specialists in the Pittsburgh area certainly is James P. Bradley, M.D.He ended up doing procedures on Ben Roethlisberger when he injured his knee. I believe Dr. Bradley is at U of Pitt Medical Center
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