I am 15 years post ACL repair. I tore my ACL and fractured my knee in three places while in the Marine Corps. The surgeon at Bethesda Naval Hospital did a great job repairing the ACL. However 15 years later I deal with constant pain, swelling, my knee buckles and gives out on me and there is a loud audiable painful pop when I straighten my leg that can be heard across the room. I am a current patient with the VA, I went to the doctor there with the symptoms, he ordered x-rays, MRI and did a complete (so he says) exam on my knee only to say there is nothing wrong. What should I do now? I can not deal with the pain much longer. On a pain scale of 1-10 it is a constant 7 or 8 and shoots to a 10 plus at least 5 times a day.View Thread
Now my knee has started to spasm almost like a muscle spasm and I go numb from the knee to my foot, the pain is now at a constant 10 . I am still fighting with the VA about it and they are sticking to "There is nothing wrong with your knee" line. I am doing Physical Therapy to no avail, the pain keeps getting worse and I can hardly walk after therapy.View Thread
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