A 33-year-old female asked:
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can anything be done for bone spurs on the knee cap? i have a large one on my l knee where i had a tendon release surgery done 7 yrs ago.

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Dr. David Surdyka
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain is the issue.: I assume you are having pain in the front of your knee that wasn't resolved with a procedure, perhaps, a lateral release, If this is the case, some patients require a more complicated procedure assuming you have failed a course of physical therapy.
Answered on Feb 9, 2016
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