A 48-year-old female asked:
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how can i have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? what would cause this to just happen?

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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck!
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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