A 38-year-old member asked:
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if i am getting sharp pains in my knee, does that mean i am losing all of my knee cartilage?

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Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Sharp pains can be caused by anything from a torn meniscal cartilage, patella chondromalacia, arthritis, or even referred pain from a hip or lower back problem. If you have knee pain interfering with activities of daily living you should have it evaluated by a trained professional to see what is going on.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There are many reasons for pain that don't necessarily involve cartilage.
Answered on Oct 3, 2011

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