hi. I am new to this forum, and looking for some advice. I tried contacting a second orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion, but he said it is too soon after my surgery. I had a torn miniscus trimmed on May th. The pain was improving each day, and then just over a eek after the surgery the pain went up to a 9 even when sitting or lying down. I went to the ER with no relief, and saw my surgeon two days later. He said I needed a surgery to clean it out because I had an infection. I had that surgery on the 12th of June, and was started on oral antibiotics after a day in the hospital getting IV antibiotics. I took the oral antibiotics for about 12 days, and I was having a lot t of symptoms that seemed like a reaction so I saw my primary care doctor. He determined that I was having a reaction, and my kidney function was way down, so I was admitted to the hospital for a week. I have been on IV antibiotics at home three times a day since I was released. It is not the 22ndof July, and ,y pan when I stretch the leg or put any weight on it is worse than it was before the first surgery. I can’t walk without crutches or a walker. I was wondering if anybody else has had similar experiences, or if anybody can tell me if this is normal. My surgeon tells me the pain is from arthritis, which I knew I had, but if that were true I would expect it to be the same as it was before surgery, not worse. Please let me know what you think.