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I had a fat-pad impingement and Plica surgery to my left

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Hi,
I had a fat-pad impingement and Plica surgery to my left knee 5 weeks today on the NHS.
I am currently still on both crutches as I am unable to put any weight on my operated knee due to the pain, I still have swelling and finding my knee very uncomfortable especially when I try and bend from just sitting in bed.
I tried to make contact with my surgeon 1 week ago to seek advise to which I was told (via surgeons secretary via email) to just rest and sort out with my NHS Physio.
I have been in bed now for 5 weeks and no signs of my condition getting any better if anything worse.... the NHS services has been awful, I visited a private physio two days ago to which she expressed her concern and that it was not normal for me to be in this current condition. I had ACL reconstruction on my right knee 7 years ago and was walking in 5 weeks. I am desperate for some advise on as I feel at a loss.
Gary Wake
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Orthopedics
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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 month ago.

Gary,

Thank you for that additional information.

You are absolutely correct: This is not a normal post op course for the surgery you had.

You need to be examined by an orthopedic surgeon....if your surgeon is not interested in taking care of you then, as I see it, your only option is to go to Emergency and have a consulting orthopedic doctor examine you.

If medical records are not computerized such that all hospital can review your surgical and orthopedic records, it might be helpful to bring these along with you to Emergency.

I'm very sorry to hear that you are being treated like this.....

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I hope you get the care you deserve and feel better soon.

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