Update & 2nd opinion
Morning, I thought I would give a update and say the importance of a 2nd opinion.
I have had severe knee pain for 2 years. My rheumatologist referred me for arthroscopy after a mri showed torn meniscus in both knees. Then I moved areas. So I went to my new gp, had physio and steroid injections which didn't help. The physio said they won't do arthroscopy on people over 50 now but she reluctantly sent me to orthopedic surgeon, who said the same, but when I got upset he said come back in 3 months after researching it, I went back and he just said again he won't do anything and said I won't need knee replacements. I asked if I would just have to live with this pain the rest of my life, I'm 60. He said yes, I will refer to to a pain clinic.
Yesterday I got my appointment with another surgeon in my old area, what a difference, I'm getting a steroid injection in my hip, bilateral arthroscopy on knees and I'm heading to 2 knee replacements. I will have to travel 60miles for the treatment but at least I now have a future.
So if u are unhappy, in pain do try to get a 2nd opinion.
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