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A 25-year-old male asked:

can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint space size with age. Even if the cartilage is worn completely away, the maximum height loss for an individual would be 1/4 inch.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2013

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