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2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

Need xrays/MRI: If there is full thickness cartilage loss allograft resurfacing is my first choice with an osteotomy as needed to unload the medial compartment Eventually some form of prosthetic knee replacement will be required but should be avoided as long as possible ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I Have bone on bone knee arthritis. I feel September 18th 4 days prior to total knee replacement. I fractured my femur neck. How longbefore I'm walkin?

I Have bone on bone knee arthritis. I feel September 18th 4 days prior to total knee replacement. I fractured my femur neck. How longbefore I'm walkin?

Varies: It varies based upon the type of femoral neck fracture you had and type of surgery used to fix it. For example, in a displaced femoral neck fracture we often do a cemented hemi arthriplastyband you can begin walking on it that day. In a fracture fixed with screws, weight bearing is based in part on the quality of bone purchase noted intra operatively. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could menopause cause bone pain, painful joints etc.?

Could menopause cause bone pain, painful joints etc.?

Not commonly: Some women complain of aches and pains but these are not typical joint pains. Certainly the joints do not show any obvious damage, swelling or inflammation which is the case in most types of arthritis. ...Read more

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How to fix your knee when it bone to bone?

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How to fix your knee when it bone to bone?

Fix knee . . .: Just because an xray shows bone on bone doesn't mean a joint needs to be "fixed". Reason for joint replacement is uncontrolled pain despite maximal medical management where function is impaired. Oftentimes, weight loss is enough to get pain under control. Some benefit from injections of "artificial" joint fluid eg hyaluronic acid and/or steroids. Physical therapy is another great option. ...Read more

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I have bone on bone in my lower spine causing sever pain 24/7. I did medicine, pt next is surgery. What do you recommend?

I have bone on bone in my lower spine causing sever pain 24/7. I did medicine, pt next is surgery. What do you recommend?

Maybe: Locate and confirm you pain generator with diagnostic injections once you have that , then talk to a surgeon about reconstruction options for your condition "assuming" by appearance that something causes back ache is wrong 30% . 30% over age of 30 have asymptomatic ddd. Confirm pain generator theory with diagnostic injections consider carefully morbidities associated with any surgical plan. ...Read more

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Bone on bone knee how much should I walk each day?

Bone on bone knee how much should I walk each day?

Use pain as guide: There is no magic mileage number. Simply use pain and swelling as a guide. Exercise should not just be about walking. Remember to do simple stretching and range of motion exercises regularly to maintain a full range of motion. Walking is good for cardio and strength, which helps maintain ideal body weight and prepare for any surgeries. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more