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I HAVE COMPLEX LINEAR TEAR OF THE POSTERIOR HORN OF THE MEDIAL

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I HAVE COMPLEX LINEAR TEAR OF THE POSTERIOR HORN OF THE MEDIAL MENISCUS EXTENDING TO THE INTERIOR ARTCULATING SURFACE 2. GRADE 1 MCL SPRAIN. 3.MODERATELY LARGE JOINT EFFUSION WITH SMALL BAKERS CYST 4.SMLL BONE CONTUSION INVOLVING THE MEDIAL TIBIAL PLATEAU WITH THAT BEING SAID IS IT A SERIOUS AS IT SOUNDS ? I TRIPPED ON SOME PLASTIC AND YES I HEARD 2 POPS

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

I am sorry to hear about this

Dr Brims :

How bad is your pain?

Customer:

10 being the worst im a 7

Customer:

this injury happen on 4/1/13

Dr Brims :

Is there still swelling?

Customer:

yes

Dr Brims :

Okay, this will likely heal with time, it should not require surgery, but it may take 8-12 weeks to heal

Customer:

REALLY ? It sounds terrible

Dr Brims :

It actually does not sound terrible, I work in orthopedic surgery and this MRI does not indicate irreversible damage

Customer:

Thats wonderful when i seen complex tear i nearly went through the roof,and my appt back to DR. is in 7 days

Customer:

whats the difference in complex and partial which is worst ?

Dr Brims :

A complex tear is worse

Customer:

ok cause i had a partial in my opposit knee and the pain was no where as bad as this and i had surgey

Dr Brims :

That makes sense

Customer:

Ok Thanks a lot i havent slept more then 3 hrs since i fell the pain is excrutiating at night more so then in the day do you know why that is ?

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Dr Brims :

The large joint effusion may be causing pressure and pain in your knee joint, you may need to ask your orthopedic surgeon to drain the knee joint with a syringe, it will likely help and takes about 3 minutes at most in the office

Customer:

SOUNDS LIKE MORE PAIN !!!!

Customer:

DOES THAT HURT ?

Dr Brims :

No, it does not hurt

Customer:

PHEW OK , GUESS I WILL BE FINE TILL THE 7TH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU TIME

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

Dr Brims :

I am happy I could help

Customer:

PLEASE HAVE A GOOD NIGHT

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same to you

Customer:

OK WILL DO

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