A 32-year-old female asked:
Doc thinks i hve osteoporosis in my right knee from the mri all my cartilage is gone due to arthritis do i hve to hve a knee replacement ?
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Dr. Richard Ramosanswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Osteoarthritis: You mean osteoarthritis. A knee replacement is just one treatment option for arthritis of the knee. Other options include pt, oral medications, injections (steroids or hyaluronic acid). Make sure that you are using proper shoes and weight loss is the best treatment to prevent surgical interventions.
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