knee specialist surrey/london nearby? - help - seen gp, ortho rhematology & physio
I may of posted on here a year or 2 ago so apologies if going over "old" ground"
Long and short wife is getting fluid on her left knee right knee as bad/painful - having to get this drained every 3 months or so - knee ceases up.
my wife is in her 40's and in very good shape but doesn't work out nowadays (high metabolism/previously a competitive swimmer in youth).
She has seen her gp, orthopaedic surgeon, and rhematology consultant, nhs physio and had mri's and xrays...
After taking her up to a&e tonight i am at the end of my teather and ready to go proper "bruce banner" on the NHS...
Basically she has been told she has to "put up with it" the she doesn't need a knee operation, her mum suffers from hyper joint mobility syndrome (super flexible) and my wife does have the same charatestics as her mum - her however at 65 doesn't have fluid on the knees or painful knees.
To give another example of how weird this is - she had fluid on the kness one day, went for along walk and the fluid/swelling went away morning after (this was after approximately 2/3 hours walking whilst out shopping etc.)
However last night as we had recently noticed this we did the same thing to try and get the fluid/swelling down (i know it sounds mad) - it didn't work - and is worse - and this after she had her knee drained a week ago - not fast/long walks only 20 mins.
Happy to go private to get to the bottom of this once and for all - but where/who/how and want to the see "the best" to get this fixed/diagnosed correctly as she is in unbearable pain?
MRi's/xray's not showing anything & nothing to do with footwear.
I am curious as to how they can't get to the bottom of her problem what with todays technology, & pro athletes such as footballer's managing to get diagnosed and fixed and back up and running (appreciate they are not on the NHS)..
wife was in a and e last night - 7 hours, got her blood tested - no infection, given crutches.
at my wits end with this, going to get all medical notes and take this alot further.
has anyone had a knee gait analysis? is this worth doing? or a load of boll***ks?
i understand about pronation, orthotics etc. etc. but i honestly don't think it's any of this.
After seeing a physio who's a friend tonight may of got to the bottom of it..
we have ruled out
* the mri's have affectively ruled out mechnanical injury to the knee joints and ligaments structures.
* there doesn't appear to be any referal patern from lower back
* there is no swelling in the ankles.
* and the inflammation appears to be localised to the sites of the bursors.
Therefore it could be bursitis (house maids knees) : -
So now we have to go and see someone who may know whether this is what it is (hopefully) and
see whether surgery is required to remove bursas.
That really sucks man especially as it happened to a loved one. Best of luck to the both of you in getting your wife back on the mend.