A 25-year-old member asked:
What can a blunt force trauma to a knee with osteoarthritis do?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
May break it: Osteoporosis weakens bone so any trauma will break this or weaken the area further and cause further damage.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
surgery 57 years experience
Everything: Enough trauma can fully disrupt a normal or arthritic knee.
The arthritis is usually in older persons with less mobility, muscle and ligament strength.
So equal trauma may lead to even worse disruption and slower recovery.
Medial and lateral collateral ligament
are all at risk along with fractures of femur, tibia fibula patella.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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