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dewiz2006 posted:
My MRI state the following: posteromedial joint capsule mild sprain, Mild semimembranosus tendinopathy at tibial insertion, strain of the visualized semimembranosus musculature. My Dr. said said there is nothing wrong, I do not understand how I would still have the sprain/strains after being in traction for 6 weeks and on crutches for almost 10 wweeks. What does all this mean? Would this be causing me behind the knee spasms and pain on the outside and under my knee? Also, my knee has giving out 2 times, one time coming down the stairs, I do not want to be a pain to my Dr. but I do not know if he even looked at the images. I see him again on July 9th but feel that there is something wrong. Looking for some classifications to what the MRI said and advice!
_swank_ responded:
I'm not an expert at reading MRIs but I don't see anything in there other than some tendinitis and a mild sprain.Why were you in traction and on crutches? They don't put you in traction for even the worst knee injuries.

If you don't like what your doctor tells you then bring your MRI and report to another one.
dewiz2006 replied to _swank_'s response:
This is my original email, and why I was in traction.

In March I completely tore my left hamstring off my ischium. I tore my hamstring off trying to move around a component in a Jiujitsu competition. When I did i slipped and my left leg straightened out and with my body weight plus my opponent my leg Hyperextended and felt my hamstring tear. It retracted down my leg 4 inches. I had surgery in April 3 weeks after the injury.

My issue now is and then when the injury occurred was having major pain in the back of my knee. I was told by my surgeon that it was referred pain etc. I had an MRI done 3 days ago. I received a call from my surgion saying there were no abnormalities. I want to know with the injury I had could the MRI have missed something? Also, not sure if my surgeon even looked at my images!

I have spasms all the time my knee feels unstable and I have pain if I do too much like shop or clean or mow my lawn. The pain is in the middle of the back of my knee. I have girding and at times my knee feels like my knee locks. What do I do?
_swank_ replied to dewiz2006's response:
Sounds like a tough injury. Surgeons don't always look at MRIs. That's okay. They are read by radiologists who do nothing but look at these things all day. They are experts at reading them. They send a report to your surgeon. Any time I've had an MRI the doctor has told me to bring a copy of the MRI back to my follow-up appt. Not all surgeons do that.They just rely on the radiologist's report. If your current doctor doesn't want to help you then get a copy of your MRI and make an appt. with another orthopedic surgeon.

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