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Good news, WC doc wants to see me, review MRI
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Hi All,

Finally, good news, my WC doc who basically has blown me off for over a year by telling me my pain was off compared to my ex-ray wants to see me and review my MRI films.

Why? He's concerned after getting a copy of the MRI report that showed a large joint effusion with moderate spurring and high-grade chondromalacia.

Very good news for me, bad news for respondent. Finally after over a year with this doc he finally agrees with me. I see operating room lights in my near future.

This makes my day, month, etc.
BB
 
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please tell me in words I can understand what is chondromalacia?
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#3
Degeneration of cartilage in the knee, usually caused by excessive wear between the patella and lower end of the femur.
 
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#4
Not much surgical options for advanced chondromalacia, maybe fix tracking angle or debride the surface some. Knee pain generally persists. Has your VMO muscle atrophied ?
 
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Cycler she also has joint space narrowing of the knee, and is needing a total knee replacement.
 
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Body Builder What doctor will you be seeing, Dr Est or Dr P?

When is this appointment?
 
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And that is not chondromalacia.

Bummer Knees Wrote:Cycler she also has joint space narrowing of the knee, and is needing a total knee replacement.
 
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The chondromalacia is in addition to the joint space narrowing.
 
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#9
so what ? It's not an indication for knee replacement. Just a wear and tear phenomena; i.e the spurring. It does hurt however, especially down steps. Although knee replacement is curative for chondromalacia. SO maybe it's time ?
 
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#10
I believe Body Builder can best answer this.

In my situation I saw 13 doctors all on the left knee, and all said I needed a total knee replacement. A couple of doctors used the age factor (to Young) but all said the replacement was needed.
 
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