I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee for a miniscus tear January 9th. Pieces of the miniscus were removed and the ends of the big bones smoothed. I had expected to be better by week three. It is now week 8 and I have pain and swelling for the entire time since surgery.
A week ago the doctor drew aprox. 20cc of fluid off of the knee and sent it to a lab, it was clean, no bugs and no indications of gout.
The knee is not as swollen, but it is still swollen and some pain. I had another MRI last Thursday; the doctor read it during an appt. Monday. He said it showed a small fracture in the subcondrieal (sp?) and changes in the bone marrow in the ends of the large bones. He said it appeared the marrow was not getting sufficient blood supply. (Swelling contributed to that?). He put me on crutches for the next two weeks said to stay off that leg and made an appointment two weeks out. My question is if the bone marrow is changing due to lack of blood supply it seem insufficient to not review it for two weeks. Is my concern valid? Suggestions?