Hi my name is Lee i am 26, from Australia. I came on here because i had a car accident about 6 years ago and my knee has had a fairly large hole put in the cartilage, I just read the scans then it says a 3cm lesion in craniocaudal dimensions. I have the MRIs at my reach if need be.
Since then accident i have used it as much as i could, mainly because i had alot of problems at the time, took alot of drugs and in reality couldn't settle to realise the full impact that my knee had done. Now i have settled abit i have learnt alot of new things and have learnt that because i was left handed i favoured that side alot and never took a break and due to family problems got into drugs and then had a car accident, and ended up injuring my knee. As a consequence i was immobile and too stuffed from the drugs to realise (to be able to settle) that i had to use my right side, and have realsied i should be using both sides of my body (trying things the right way). I kept trying to surf ride bikes, in the end gave everything up except golf. I walk the course everyday, getting better but it is really hard to walk. I can't walk properly I try and walk and because my knee is stuffed these weight doesn't hold in my leg and as a consequence , im not exactly sure but i think the femur rotates outward and my hip and pelvis kick out. If i use it then rest it gets sore, and if i move it it feels like it cracks. This is the main thing iam worried about, the cracking. I have tested it and it feels like its just the tendons along side the bone and every time i move the leg the tendons move either side of the bone but sometimes it feels like a crack in the hip.
So iam wondering if you think the continuous weight going to the hip the way i described has caused incorrect/uneven wear and in the hip and a problem with my hip? It even feels like my hip pops out.
He best way for you is do get a diagnostic arthroscopy, post which the treatment can be decided.
3 cm lesions can be treated via cartilage transplantation, augmentation, etc, provided the rest of the cartilage is fine.
Hence am insisting for diagnostic arthroscopy, which would involve a real time visualization of the condition of the surrounding cartilage, following which it would be real easy to look for the treatment.
Please discuss, if you want more specific opinion,.
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