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what can i do to help unlodge a piece of cartilage from my knee

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Tough one: There's really nothing you can do. I imagine you ask this because it keeps catching or clicking or locking up on you. Take less stairs to help reduce ... Read More
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: If you have a locked knee due to a displaced meniscus, it needs to be addressed surgically. It many spontaneously unlock but the problem of the tor ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
A number of things: Important to define what part of the knee we're talking about and why you have a cartilage problem. Are we talking about the patella (kneecap) or the ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Slattery
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on problem: There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoart ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to: Tell. If in pain call the Orthopedic doctor for follow up evaluation
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Secord
25 years experience Podiatry
Loose body: Unfortunately, the trauma involved in tearing off a section of cartilage which allows it to float in the knee--and become caught during extension or f ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is n ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Cartilage injuries: Damage to the meniscus cartilage and articular cartilage from trauma usually results in tears of the meniscus and defects in the articular cartilage. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is usually lost by normal wear and tear over the years. Certain injuries, congenital problems or inflammatory arthritic conditions can also speed c ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Knee: Knee cartilage can not be replaced back to normal. There have been a number of approaches (like micro-fracture surgery plus/minus autologous matrix-in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Arthritis: Absence if articular cartilage, the thin smooth layer of highly specialized tissue that lines the ends of bones in a joint, is considered to be arthri ... Read More
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