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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I fell over on the 8th if April hurting both knees the

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I fell over on the 8th if April hurting both knees the bruising was awful but my right knee is still hurting and I can’t lean on it as it feels like a really awful sharpe lingering pain like I javelin glass inside
Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: I had lots of swelling and it comes and goes now but it also gives way on me sometimes
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have underactive thyroid

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Have you seen a doctor for an exam, x-rays and an MRI for this?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I had an X-ray after about 3 weeks it was only a minor injury unit and I was told it could be ligament damage and it would get better in a week but it’s nearly 3 months
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I can also feel it grinding

It could be several things--

A torn meniscus

A sprained or torn collateral ligament

Bursitis

You need the MRI to determine which it is and it could be more than one of those

Usually this isn't a surgical problem and it responds to physical therapy

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
if it is one of the above will it require surgery

As I said, usually not

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you

My pleasure and call on me anytime

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