Post: bucket handle meniscus tear- 90% removed
Posted by Lynch on 2/18/12
I'm a 35yr old male due to fall at work was sent to a ortho
surgeon who for 2months couldnt find anything even tho mri
stated meniscus tear. In sept he went in for exploratory
surgery if he was to find anything he would repair it. I
was told after surgery that it was the biggest tear he seen
& he had removed it. . Walked out of hospital. Had another
mri stated lrg effusion & loose meniscus particles, now
fortunately for me workmans comp let me get a secound
opinion. This dr stated to me & i have a copy of his report
that 90% of the meniscus was removed from from my knee so
now bone on bone-would need a knee replacement within 10
yrs while being in pain which will increase to unbearable.
Informed me that the tear should have been repaired & that
i need to contact workmans comp and have them pay to
retrain me because i will not be able to be able to return
to work as a mason, which i have done for the last 14yrs.
DO I HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON?
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- bucket handle meniscus tear- 90% removed, 2/18/12, by Lynch.