A 44-year-old male asked:
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walking on a knee that bone to bone is that bad on that knee.

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: See above unloader brace.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: Bone on bone implies severe arthritis. Needs to be treated. Might need joint replacement surgery.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I see many patients with severely worn down knee cartilage surface in my practice. Not all of them hurt or hurt a lot. If you can tolerate it with NSAIDs, ice, steroid injections, hylauronic acid injections, or braces, surgery can be delayed. If not, a partial or total knee replacement can improve your pain and function.
Sep 2, 2013

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