A 63-year-old male asked:
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had two scopes with no relief. just gets worse as day goes on knee swells up. one md wants to do replacement and other prp. want relief before 9/19?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: Have a rheumatologist evaluate the problem. Obviously surgery has not helped. Get an opinion from a non surgical perspective.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Bernard Stulberg
46 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Possible: Hard to know from your description - bit sounds as if you had a menus cal tear and underlying arthritis. Can get short term relief with cortisone injections, but they do not alter course of arthritis, !which will get worse with time (but not necessarily quickly).Gel shots (hyaluronates) are sometimes used- very unpredictable as to effwctiveness.
Answered on Sep 23, 2013
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Try prp first: prp helps many people with knee problems. It may help you.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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