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I was given a injection in the side of my left knee three months

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I was given a injection in the side of my left knee three months after I had surgery,and i am still in pain
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--what kind o surgery did you have? Can you tell me more about the pain and have you had a recent MRI?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Tenden and cartage
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
cartilage and tendon surgery. yes I had MRI scan.
my surgery was keyhole
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Sorry for the delay--what did the MRI after the surgery show?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
They only done X-rays two weeks ago
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Susan--can you tell me more about the pain and did the injection help at all? What has your surgeon said about the problem?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No it didnt help, now I have been told my left knee cap has moved and pointing to the left,still in pain, plus my muscles need building due too wastage, due to this I have not worked for 3 months and I am self employed
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Susan--what did your surgeon have to say about this as far as what he might do?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
NOTHING EXCEPT HAVING THE INJECTIONS EVERY 3 MONTHS, BECAUSE I AM TOO YOUNG FOR A KNEE REPLACEMENT
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Have you had physical therapy for the knee?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
YES SINCE THE OP EVERY 2 WEEKS
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Susan--have you seen a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD specialist MD--to supervise your physical therapy?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I TOLD YOU I GO EVERY 2 WEEKS
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
I understand but is the therapy supervised and done by a specialist MD?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
YES, AT THE HOSPITAL
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OKI Susan--just one more question. Do you have full range of motion of the knee--full flexion and extension?