A 56-year-old male asked:
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could a previous injury to the knee later present djd or traumatic arthritis later(8-20 yrs) if not properly treated, rehab'd at the time? examples?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Post traumatic OA: Post traumatic osteoarthritis (OA) is so very common, and is often due to a single prior injury or an accumulation of injuries to a joint over time.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
And yes it can show up that many years later!!
Feb 26, 2016

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