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Could a 16 year old have arthritis in her knees?

Could a 16 year old have arthritis in her knees?

Knee pain: In a 16 year old is more commonly patellofemoral or knee cap issues, resolving osgood schlatters ( especially males with late growth spurts) and traumatic injuries. Such as ligaments ANS mensical injury. Of course ruling out inflammatory issues such as arthritis, lyme and others is important too. A visit to the pcp and an oprthopedic surgeon who treats knee issues can be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Hi. Our 3 year old son had kawasaki disease in sept 2012. He complains a lot with pain at back of knees and his back. Could he have arthritis?

Hi. Our 3 year old son had kawasaki disease in sept 2012. He complains a lot with pain at back of knees and his back. Could he have arthritis?

Likely not: Kawasaki's disease is an inflammatory disorder, and can have a number of issues, but long term arthritis is not really one of them. There can be inflammation for other reasons that may be related, so if the pain is continuing, he should be re evaluated and a thorough exam done. ...Read more

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Does knee pain following rest indicate arthritis in a 20 year old?

Does knee pain following rest indicate arthritis in a 20 year old?

Not likely: Eventhough it is unlikely. If the pain continues i would recommend having a healthcare professional examin the knee. ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old girl and have been kinda hard on my knees in the past and was wondering if i may have arthritis or some other problem?

I'm a 19 year old girl and have been kinda hard on my knees in the past and was wondering if i may have arthritis or some other problem?

Knee pain: You are very young to have significant arthritis unless you had a traumatic history. It is possible however to have injured the cartilage or ligaments - i would suggest you see an orthopedist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a total knee replacement surgery for 87 year old woman in good health, but horrible arthritis?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a total knee replacement surgery for 87 year old woman in good health, but horrible arthritis?

Depends: Arthritis can be horrifically painful and disabling. If the patient is healthy enough and willing to accept some risks then surgery is recommended. Major risks assuming the surgery is done correctly include: infection, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and even death (these are rare but they can happen) major benefits are pain relief and major improvement in quality of life. ...Read more

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Geriatric knee replacement surgery for an 86 year old woman in good health and bad arthritis; good or bad idea?

Geriatric knee replacement surgery for an 86 year old woman in good health and bad arthritis; good or bad idea?

Ok: It's ok for someone who is in otherwise good health to have knee replacement surgery done if it can improve quality of life. Would first obtain medical clearance. And in many instances knee replacements can be done with regional anesthesia. Speak with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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My 64 year old mother has right knee pain. She barely can walk on it from the pain. She doesn't have arthritis or diebetes.?

My 64 year old mother has right knee pain. She barely can walk on it from the pain. She doesn't have arthritis or diebetes.?

Knee pain: Could be multiple causes. If from knee itself orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist should be able to help explain the cause. ...Read more

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I am 38 yrs old and have grade 3 arthritis in my knee. I am still breastfeed ing my 3 year old son. Is it safe to take glucosamine?

No studies: There are no studies evaluating the safety of glucosamine during breastfeeding. There is no particular reason to think it would be harmful but we just don't know. ...Read more

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