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After 3 surgeries in the last 2 years on my left hip and just getting to the point I can go for a long walk and ride a stationary bike....

And I now get diagnosed with a tibial stress fracture on my right leg. It’s right below my knee near where the bone was cut from an osteotomy sugery about 9 years ago. 

The doc put me on crutches for a month (for now).  He said I could ride the stationary bike with little to no resistance and/or pool walking.

Has anyone experienced this and how long did it take to fully recover?  

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I got the MRI report of my right knee.  Now I get to wait and see what the dr says next week.... 

IMPRESSION:
1. Postsurgical changes of the proximal tibia with extensive metallic susceptibility artifact. 
2. Small knee joint effusion with small popliteal cyst.
3. Grade III to IV chondromalacia of the medial compartment with osteochondral abnormalities of the medial tibial condyle and grade II to III chondromalacia the patella. 
4. Acute on chronic quadriceps tendinosis. 
5. Mild apparent degenerative fraying of the medial and lateral menisci.

Mild synovial thickening throughout the joint.
Approximately 1.2 cm apparent osteochondral abnormalities of the anterior medial medial tibial condyle with bowing of the cortex in this region.. 
Cartilage thinning of the medial and patellofemoral compartments especially over the weightbearing anterior to mid tibial condyle and the lateral facet of patella.
Posterior cruciate ligament: Mild increased signal intensity present within the mid to proximal PCL.

Mild thickening of distal quadriceps tendon with mild linear increased signal intensity of the distal 2.5 cm.
 

sucks to get old.....

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Follow up with Ortho doc this morning.  A few more weeks on crutches, then he said I can transition to 1 crutch or cane.  I can start putting more weight on my leg - and as he said "let pain be your guide".

So, there's hope that I'll still be able to have a (somewhat) active summer.

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Another appointment - a different knee "specialist".  He diagnosed it as pes anserine bursitis.  Gave me a cortisone shot and sent me on my way.  I asked if the bursitis showed up on the MRI and he said that because of the artifacts on the MRI from my prior surgeries that he couldn't rely on the MRI.  The injection has done nothing.

The pain gets so bad that I can't even walk around the block.   I have to get my crutches back out and use them for a few days until the pain subsides.  I'm not 100% convinced that this is bursitis.

 

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