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What does thinning of the cartilage in my knee mean for my health

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Early Osteoarthosis: Thinning cartilage is a x-ray finding for early oa. It is a warning that your knee is starting to wear out and it means that you may have to make some ... Read More
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Behave yourself: At the age of 29, thinning of your cartiage is unusual. This is usually seen on an MRI that can see the thickness of the articular cartilage. I woul ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Early Arthritis: At the young age of 20, this indicates very early and focal arthritis. The location of the defect (weight bearing or not) is also very important. I w ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There are no well done studies in the peer reviewed literature demonstrating the safety or effectiveness of any natural health remedies for ligament o ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Well-balance diet: A well-balanced diet and overall good nutrition habits are probably the best ways to maximize your bodies natural ability to heal injured meniscii or ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthening: If you are a physiotherapist, then you can start yourself on a strengthening program for the knees, which should help with any symptoms you may have. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Maybe: If the raynaud's syndrome is secondary to an underlying autoimmune disease such as lupus or scleroderma your ligaments and cartilage are at some incre ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Numbness means nerve: True numbness means there is a nerve problem. For the knee this usually means nerve irritation in low back , but not always. An altered sensation ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Sharp pains can be caused by anything from a torn meniscal cartilage, patella chondromalacia, arthritis, or even referred pain from a hip or lower bac ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Knee MRI: The MRI is abnormal. Call your doctor for an appointment to discuss your condition and what options you have to get well.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Barr
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Usually not. . .: If the drainage procedure was not traumatic ie bloody nor painful, it is highly unlikely the procedure caused you any negative effect. Commonly when a ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritic changes: Chondocalcinosis is a condition with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the articular or joint surface cartilage (white stuff o ... Read More
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