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378273 tn?1262097621

Kee Injury not healing

I sustained a knee injury 3 months ago. MRI showed Baker's Cyst with debris, subchondral fracture, torn meniscus partially stripped MCL, joint effusion and near-complete cartilate denudation in the lateral patellofemaral joint.

Got a cortisone shot, which only helped a little.Ortho doctor called the fracture a bone bruise and said they take months to heal. The torn meniscus won't heal (he said)

Other than a "scope" what can I do to get relief! And a scope would only be a temporary fix, right?

I'm 77, and very active.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
You could consult your doctor and ask regarding physiotherapy and knee band/cap for support. Usually these two should be able to maintain your knee movement with minimal pain. You could also take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory as and when required.
Sometimes debridement of the torn ligament and damaged cartilage helps reduce the pain. However, yes, it is not a permanent cure. Please consult all aspects of an arthroscopic surgery with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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378273 tn?1262097621
Thank you Doctor! Had some therapy when it first happened. Did help somewhat.  I'm wearing a knee brace and try to use a cane when walking. I guess I just have to be patient! I want to avoid any surgery if possible as I am on Warfarin for afibs and would have to discontinue that for a few days which is risky.  
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