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cartlidge ulceration of knee?

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Need more info : Is that a question or statement. Please give a little more info. How long have you had it? Any trauma? How old are you? Any surgery? Picture? Other symptoms.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Ulceration?: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Without the cartilage you may develop pain and a limitation of range of motion of the affected joint.

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A 45-year-old female asked:

Near full thikness cartlidge ulceration in knee what can I do im only 45 yrs old and extremely fit and active?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Protect your knee: That is a problem that is not likely to get better. The best thing to do is keep your weight down, avoid high impact activities and activities where you twist your knee, and then use nutritional supplements that help protect the cartilage. The easiest supplement to use on your own is glucosamine with msm. You can also go to a doctor to discuss hyaluronic acid injections.

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