A 46-year-old member asked:
Is having knee arthritis at 19 years old normal?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
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Sports Medicine 34 years experience
No: Knee arthritis at age 19 is not "normal" but it can definitely happen. There are many possible causes. If you have had a previous injury to the knee "post-traumatic" arthritis may be the problem. If not then other causes include infection with a more sudden onset of redness and swelling of the joint and rapid worsening. Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatologic disorders must be considered.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
What are the chances of knee arthritis in a 19 year old female?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Mechanical: More likely a mechanical cause - instability or bursitis - but can be from inflammatory arthritis.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2012
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