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i have grade 2 chondromalacia patella and grade 3 of the trochlear groove, confirmed via arthroscopy. does this qualify me for knee replacement?

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Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Surgical replacement of the knee is the last resort. Regular exercise to decrease and maintain weight and to improve joint strength : swimming, water aerobics/ walking; bike riding. Use water weights for weight training and muscle building. Talk with your Orthopedic doctor about injections
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
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