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I got a question-The Mrs was riding Sat afternoon, and placed her left foot down between some rocks while moving and got it wrenched toes twisted out. We got her out of the woods with the help of some very generous folks, and at the ER they were more worried about bone fractures, I understand this. No broken bones, everything looked good to the ER physician aside from the pain from any range of movement beyond 30 degrees, and my question is this-

She will be seeing the specialist to determine what the cause of pain in the left knee is, she is wearing an immobilizer and can't hardly tolerate any movement through the house on her crutches, no weight on leg, without Vicidin to take the edge off.

Her right knee has an occasional minor pain when placing weight on it, but she says its livable and growing less by the day, the ER physician diagnosed tendonitis.

What should the Ortho be looking for and what are the signs that he really know his stuff?

What tests should be performed on this knee to insure that she recieves proper, prompt, and correct diagnosis and treatment?

I just want to make sure we go into this with our eyes wide open, and don't wind up letting some boob bumble his way through this.

Thanks-Kyle&Greta

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Boobs are everywhere. Most docs are boobs.

It sounds like she has as displaced meniscal tear. The odd are that, absent much in the way of diagnositc skill, onl behalf of the unknown doctor an MRI will be ordered. It will show the meniscal tear. Then find a doctor with a good reputation around his patients.

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Boobs are everywhere. Most docs are boobs.

It sounds like she has as displaced meniscal tear. The odd are that, absent much in the way of diagnositc skill, onl behalf of the unknown doctor an MRI will be ordered. It will show the meniscal tear. Then find a doctor with a good reputation around his patients.

And one more question, what is the normal treatment for a displaced miniscal tear, and what is the average recovery time, back on her feet and able to return to work (she works on her feet for long hours)?

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I wish a trip to Houston was feasible, but with kids and all, well, we'll see what the local doc says. Thank You for your opinion.

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I just want to say that I took my son to Dr. Sanders and had him fixed right the first time. The time and money you will spend trying to find a doctor that will fix the problem the first time will cost more than a trip to Houston. Believe me it will be money well spent. I spent months seeking medical advise for my son before contacting Dr. Sanders. He told us what needed to be done to fix his leg just by looking at his X-Rays. I had doctors that were education at Stanford look at him and they just wanted to fuse his ankle. Dr. Sanders told me not to let them do it and bring him to Texas. Dr. Sanders gave my son his life back when others just wanted to slap him together. I am telling you, just because a doctor did a fellowship at the Stedman clinic, or wherever doesn't mean he knows what he is doing.

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