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what does it mean to have numbness in your knee? is it because of cartilage? please help.

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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 near the knee could be a symptom of a cartilage problem or other internal derangement in the knee.
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
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