I am emailing to try to get an understanding as to what is going on with my knee.I should probably give a quickrundown of my condition. I am 26 years old. I have had 5 right knee surgeries. It was a gymnastics injuryin 2000 that did me in. I have had 3 ACL, 2 MCL and 1 PCL reconstructions, cartilage implantation, Medial meniscus repair and removal, lateral meniscus repair, patellar realignment, and a graft put in on the medial side of my knee for patellar stability. Which they had to drill to tunnels in my bones to connect with“snaps” and screws. I should mention that it is possible that this graft hasn’t healed properlyand there is also a‘floating’ bone under my patella… both of which require yet another surgery. Number 6!!! I just had my knee drained on Monday the 10th as well as a cortisone shot. I have a MRI scheduled for Wed. the 19th.My question is regarding this new pain I have developed. Recently I have developed this incredible aching, somewhat sharp shooting painand very sore feeling in my quad. It’s worse when I walk, but I feel this pain even when I am resting.It feels as if it is just wasting away. I go to PT twice a week.I am not asking for a diagnosis by any means… I just would like an idea as to what it could be, what it’s caused from, if it is treatableand if it’s possible to have this pain go away.I tried to look on the internet for my‘symptoms’ relating to my knee surgeries, but haven’t found anything.I should also mention, that it is almost impossible for me to“fire it up”.I am constantly aching and would like to know if there is anything I should beconcerned about or anything to do torelieve it. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.
Administrative Assistant to Michael P. Formella, CLU, ChFC (56856, OMG)
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