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Floating Cartilage In Knee
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Knee clicking or "crepitus" can be caused by a torn cartilage, ganglion cyst, patella chondromalacia, synovitis, swelling (also known as an "effusionn"), or knee laxity. Some normal knees click. Clicking is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with both normal and abnormal knees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?
Depends: Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the easy things first and advance to surgery when nothing else works. ...Read more
Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking , grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?
Mri result: 1-2mm cartilage injury or degeneration in weight bearing medial femoral condyle possibly involving free edge of meniscus. What next?
Medial Knee Pain: As a podiatrist, i would team up with an orthopod and physical therapist to help you. I would design wedges for your shoes to off weight the sore area, while you work on strength, flexibility, knee bracing, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory measures. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
Knee trouble+25yrs.At moment have extreme knee pain, 2 bubbles just below patella medial side, the head of the fibula is prominent sharp spasms in knee?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Outside left knee pain, pain is near kneecap, unable to bear weight or bend, acl reconstruction in 02?
Outer knee pain: Any injury? May be meniscus degeneration, tendinitis , stress fracture ( if active), or tibial plateau fracture. Try NSAIDs,ice 15 minutes on 45 minutes off 3-4 x/day, elevate, kinesiotape over sore spot ,crutches for a few days and of course follow up with ortho as need xray to check for subtle fracture and may need 3 phase bone scan if still concerned about stress fracture with negative xray ...Read more
Not usually: Swimming can often be a fantastatic exercise for patients with knee injuries and patients suffering from arthritis. The water reduces the amount of pressure placed across the joint with activity. Aqua therapy is often a useful adjunct to a successful injury recovery program. ...Read more
Yes if referring-: -2 the meniscus. They can cause locking, giving way, & even a feeling that the knee shifts. If U have these symptoms you need 2 see your orthopedic surgeon 4 an eval. ...Read more
My xray says: tricompartmental osteoarthrosis with prominent narrowing involving the medial knee joint. Also spurs at the femoral condyle and patellar?
I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?
Ortho: consider seeing an ortho especially if painful. if something bad you don't want it to go too long without intervention . and if nothing bad, you will be reassured ...Read more
No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do i need total knee replacement surgery?
Total knee surgery: Possibly, however the decision to perform a total knee replacement doesn't just depend on xray findings of "bone on bone" arthritis. Many non-surgical options are available to improve symptoms of knee arthritis in an effort to delay surgery such as: medications, injections, braces, activity modification, and physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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