A 60-year-old female asked:
the bone behind my knee cap has worn down and causes my leg to give way. can this be fixed?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
I'm not clear if the: Problem is w the back side of your kneecap, or w the femur or tibia. But yes, it is likely that a problem w any of these can be helped. Please see an orthopedic surgeon to help identify the specific problem & explore what treatment(s) could be the most helpful. Take care.
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Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Total knee: Some knee cap arthritis can be treated with medications and exercise. When those things fail, consideration of resurfacing or a total knee is appropriate.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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