Question - 3rd Patellar Dislocation

(Las Vegas)

I completely dislocated my knee for the 3rd time 3 weeks ago. The last time it happened was about 7 years prior. Because I had done this before and also once on my other knee, I knew to have somebody help straighten the leg and the patella would go back in. Since then, I am not able to bend at all or lift. I can walk, but not normally. I have to keep my leg straight because it is very painful in the medial area to bend. It almost feels like it's pulling excessively and like it is going to re-dislocate.

I had X-ays and an MRI done, but the orthopedic said that nothing was torn, but I did have a slight bone contusion. I've never had that before and like i said, I have done this four other times prior between both legs. I don't remember ever having this kind of recovery time or not being able to bend or lift, so I was sure something was torn. Especially because of the pain I was having on the medial side of my knee and right underneath.

So for the doc to say that, was almost a shock. Friends and family think there's still something wrong as well and that workman's comp just doesn't want to pay. Now they are sending me to therapy starting next week but how is that going to help if im not able to lift or bend after 3 weeks? Do you have any ideas? and can all the pain when bending come from the bone contusion? Something just doesn't seem right...

P.S I have copies of my MRI if you know how to interpret them. Just let me know.


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