Hi, Mama My name is Becky and I usually hang out at the Knee Replacement forum. But, I noticed your post was current and thought I would check it out being as I know alot about knee pain. You see, I have had 15 surgeries....soon to be 16 at the Mayo Clinic. I have had a couple of experiences when I went into surgery not knowing what will happen. That surgeon told me in advance that even he was not sure what he would find once my knee was open. So, he made the decision of what to do when I was under and I just had to wake up to the results. I think most doctors are like that since who really knows what is in there until they see it. What bothers me is how he screwed up your knee with his surgery. Now THAT would make me mad!! But, I don't think there is a thing you can do about it except to find someone who is capable of fixing what you have. Do you live in a metro city where you have alot of choices of surgeons? I would thing a physical therapy place might have a good idea which doctor's patients have the best recovery.
Anyway, best of lucky finding the doc you need. I agree, this is a terrible place to be in because pain shadows everything you do.
12/24/2008 01:32 PM
I have had two surgeries and my knee gets worse after each! My original doctor diagnosed me with a severe tear in my meniscus. When in surgery, the doctor realized it was not a tear, but I had discoid meniscis. He went ahead and performed the disciod surgery, while I was out. No discussion with either myself or my husband. After rehabing the knee, my knee felt worse, worse than before the surgury. After numerious visits and cortizone injections with no improvement, I finally went for a second opinion. I had my knee scoped again. It was a mess, cartalige and tears everywhere. Now my knee hurts more than after the first surgery. My new doctor says I'm basically screwed and have the knee of a 70 year old. Of course I would love to hear from someone with a simular story and I would also like to know about the behavior of my original doctor. Should he of performed the discoid surgery without consulting with me. I wish I never had the surgery, I could of lived with the pain I had before the surgery.