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Chance of osteosarcoma at 34. Arthroscopy in 1996 for floating cartilage. Been exercising, knee hurts/aches now. Scared cancer. Please help?

Chance of osteosarcoma at 34. Arthroscopy in 1996 for floating cartilage. Been exercising, knee hurts/aches now. Scared cancer. Please help?

Not sarcoma: OsteoSarcoma is a destructive lesion of bone that is aggressive and associated with pain at the site of tumor as in expands the periosteoum of bone. It is associated with high serum alk PO4ase and propensity to metastasize, especially to lung. Cartilage problem of knee while causing localized symptoms is never related to osteoSa. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

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


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Had left knee scoped in high school for floating cartilage, hurt on and off. Now 34 and started hurting yesterday. Chance of Osteosarcoma? Worried

Had left knee scoped in high school for floating cartilage, hurt on and off. Now 34 and started hurting yesterday. Chance of Osteosarcoma? Worried

Low probability: It is more likely that there is cartilage damage and "arthritis " forming. Post- traumatic injury will over time accelerate the cartilage damage. Also the possibility that the same injury has recurred a consideration. See your doctor as it may be necessary to re examine the knee ...Read more

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What is the danger of floating cartlidge, in the knee?

What is the danger of floating cartlidge, in the knee?

Loose knee cartilage: Moving around freely inside knee joint may eventually become lodged in the joint space & restrict joint motion. Arthroscopic surgery can locate the piece & remove it as well as smooth out areas of rough cartilage. Surgery done thru 3 holes so recovery is relatively quick. ...Read more

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Knee keeps giving out when walking w sharp pain. Had torn meniscus few yrs ago&had surgery to repair& remove floating cartilidge. What could it be?

Knee keeps giving out when walking w sharp pain. Had torn meniscus few yrs ago&had surgery to repair& remove floating cartilidge. What could it be?

Done it again: Without out benefit of full history, exam or mri, I must say that it sounds like you have a new / re-injury to a meniscus. Should see an orthopedist for examination and MRI or scope. ...Read more

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How to regenerate the cartilage in the knees??

How to regenerate the cartilage in the knees??

Knee: Knee cartilage can not be replaced back to normal. There have been a number of approaches (like micro-fracture surgery plus/minus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis) in an attempt to get the body to regenerate cartilage. Lets just say the techniques are less than perfect but may help some. ...Read more

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What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

Arthritis.: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Without the cartilage you may develop pain and a limitation of range of motion of the affected joint. ...Read more

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Knee has no cartilage what exercise can I do?

Knee has no cartilage what exercise can I do?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...Read more

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What can I do to help unlodge a piece of cartilage from my knee?

Tough one: There's really nothing you can do. I imagine you ask this because it keeps catching or clicking or locking up on you. Take less stairs to help reduce those symptoms. Eventually it may degrade enough to stop catching or catch so bad between the joint it tears some. Then once the pain subsides it may be better, but f it gets worse the only way to fix it is an arthroscopic resection of the torn piece. ...Read more

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What types of cartilage injuries could you have happen in your knee?

What types of cartilage injuries could you have happen in your knee?

Cartilage injuries: Damage to the meniscus cartilage and articular cartilage from trauma usually results in tears of the meniscus and defects in the articular cartilage. These can often be repaired or treated successfully especially if diagnosed early with an exam, history, x-ray andmri. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which people lose cartilage in their knees?

See details: It is usually lost by normal wear and tear over the years. Certain injuries, congenital problems or inflammatory arthritic conditions can also speed cartilage loss. ...Read more

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Cartilage tears are they common and what is the best way to fix it especially. In the knees?

Cartilage tears are they common and what is the best way to fix it especially. In the knees?

Knee pain: Cartilage tears and cartilage degeneration are extremely common, especially in the knees. Cartilage lays over the knee bones and lines the joint. It also produces synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant and reduces friction inside the joint (think oil inside your engine). Fix: consider physical therapy, relubricating hyluronic acid injections, regenerative treatment (prp, stem cells), or surgery. ...Read more

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Can knee cartilage heal?

Can knee cartilage heal?

No: Once injured, cartilage in a joint cannot typically "heal". The severity of the injury to the cartilage will determine the long term consequences such as arthritis. ...Read more

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Which foods help with repairs of knee cartilage?

None: Cartilage, by definition, does not have a good blood supply. If something does not have a good blood supply, it does not heal well (or repair itself). That means that you can eat anything you want, it will not help cartilage heal....Because it can't. ...Read more

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Why can't new cartilage be injected directly into a knee?

Why can't new cartilage be injected directly into a knee?

Cartilage Conundrum: Cartilage in its many various shapes and forms, is a solid tissue, unlike other body fluids. It therefore cannot be "injected" as one might think. Cells can be injected in the hopes of taking seed and growing but unfortunately this technology does not yet exist. Cartilage patches have been grafted to injured sites in the joint but have high failure rates and must be surgically positioned. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get exercise after tearing your knee cartilage?

What is a good way to get exercise after tearing your knee cartilage?

Low impact exercises: Low impact exercises are generally a good idea when one is suffering from knee injuries. Riding a stationary bike, elliptical machines, or swimming are exercises that will help strengthen the muscles around the knee without causing significant discomfort. Avoid squats or lunges. ...Read more

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What happens to you when you have had all of your knee cartilage removed?

Osteoarthritis: When cartilage is removed you are bone on bone which is painful and will eventually need joint replacement. ...Read more

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