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A 49-year-old member asked:

I am 49 yr. f, had arthro. knee surg. 8 mos. ago. still having pain walking. 2 mris look good, slighr swelling, should i do cortisone or knee replace?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Medical consultation: There mare so many causes of joints pains that a medical consultation is a good idea. Arthroscopy really examines the joint space and possibly some debris was removed.. Rarely an answer in itself. A diagnosis of the condition is needed.
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Dr. Calin Moucha
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Pain in knee: Always consider nonoperative treatment first. Things like steroid injections can be very useful if infection and complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) have been ruled out.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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