I am wandering if I can switch orthopedic surgeons. I had a meniscus repair in December and I injured my right knee while doing physical therapy earlier this month. Just a little history, my current os dismissed my injury on the first knee and he didnt look at xrays or mris, just read the reports. I had a tilt in both kneecaps and when I brought the xrays back to him, he said I needed surgery (3 months later.) I had an mri and xrays of my right knee injury and I saw him Friday. He said the reports said everything was normal and he didnt address why I have a large amount of swelling on one side of my right knee. I also still have major pain problems with my left knee (operated knee), I still cant walk without a crutch and I have a tugging pain in my knee cap when I bend it. Im currently taking about 4 pain pills daily. I want to see another os to make sure I am healing okay and to make sure my right knee is ok. I also failed to mention that my meniscus repair did not show up on the first mri for the left knee, which is why Im highly skeptical of it now. I just feel as though he is not listening to me.
Should I call my adjuster and request a change?
Also, I managed to stand for about 1 1/2 hours on Saturday, I went home and I could hardly walk. The pain was horrible in both knees. I know there is something going on... Any advice?