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I have had a swollen knee years,which makes it difficult

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I have had a swollen knee for some years,which makes it difficult to climb stairs ,it stiffens up when I sit down for a while and takes a minute or two to loosen up when I stand other than that it is not painful .I have had two cartilage ops oon the knee
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for that information.
I do not see any question but, as far as what you should do, I suggest you get into see an orthopedic surgeon. If you do not like your current doc, then you might consider going to a University Medical center.
Why a large medical center? Because At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i was diagnosed with A F acouple of years ago for which i am taking pradaxa but my knee problem happened long befafore that
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for that additional information.
I agree: I do not believe your AF is a factor in your knee problem.
I believe you will get excellent care at a large Medical Center.
I wish you the very best.
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