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A 46-year-old female asked:

osteo arth 3 meniscus repairs, one nerve release an synvisc (hylan g-f 20) inject plus baker cyst on both knees only 46yrs old they say too young for replacment what?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: it varies quite a bit based upon the exact nature of your condition at this point. There are some things that are done to avoid knee replacements in young patients such as off loading braces or osteotomies in certain cases; but if you truly have end stage osteoarthritis in both knees, having a total knee replacement may be your best choice. You should discuss all options with your doctor.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
MENISCUS tear: Depends on the condition. Some times steroid injection helps prior to arthroscopy repair. Same with bakers cyst, popliteal swelling sometimes causes less pain. Ask your Ortho opinion.

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