Crunching knee

vickster

Legendary Member
The original injury was a torn and ruptured ligaments. Took them 10 years to get round to it. Ten years of running in a straight line and not going very far. They keep telling me to hang on as cycling is so good for the muscles round the joint. The knee is starting to hurt when cycling. When I look down my left knee is about 6 inches from the top tube but the right is so close it occasionally brushes the top tube. Last specialist said if the pain gets to much ask to see me and I will sort it. I can still get in 3-4 miles of walking using naproxen. Pity I can't remember the specialist's name.
Your GP will know who you saw (you may have also received a copy of the clinic letter). Just phone and ask
 
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Your GP will know who you saw (you may have also received a copy of the clinic letter). Just phone and ask
I will try that in a few weeks. Surgery text me today saying they were very very very very busy and to desist from ringing unless you really really really really have to!
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I will try that in a few weeks. Surgery text me today saying they were very very very very busy and to desist from ringing unless you really really really really have to!
My surgery line gives the option to talk to the practice admin rather than reception. Admin would be the ones to access your records and give you name / organise the referral presumably

You’ll have a long wait for a knee replacement now with Covid, unless prepared to go private (and even then). If you think you (k)need it :whistle: as you can’t function/manage the pain, get on the waiting list ASAP
 

shep

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Location
Wolverhampton
I will try that in a few weeks. Surgery text me today saying they were very very very very busy and to desist from ringing unless you really really really really have to!
I paid private for my initial consultation which ensures you get the consultant you want then the rest on the NHS, took 5 mths from seeing the GP for the referral to being on the table.

Covid will obviously change time scales.
 
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