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Is There Anything I Can Do About Cartilage Problems
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
Not always helpful: The only reason to "scrape" cartilage would be if your MRI showed a cartilage flap that was displaced and then an arthroscopic surgery can be done using a small suction shaver to trim off the flap and contour the remaining edge smooth. However, if you have full thickness cartilage loss, a micro fracture technique can make little holes in bone to try and stimulate scar cartilage to fill in the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can walking for 2 hours a day cause problem in the cartilage of my knees.Please explain to me .Also I am taking glucosamine 1000mg daily.?
What can I do to help a cartilage problem with my knee had physio but still in pain dose walking and standing a lot make it worse ? What else is ther
Depends on problem: There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoarthritis. There can be partial or full thickness defects.. The best trestment depends on the type of cartilage injury. A precise diagnosis by your by your sports med doc with the help of xray, MRI or arthroscopy can determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is artificial cartilage going to be an option for patellofemoral syndrome & otherjoint problems soon? I am in pt for my grinding knees but am curious
Cartilage transplant: Has been studies to a small degree. Most of the procedures end up developing fibrocartilage as opposed to hyaline cartilage which is a better tissue type. There may be some promise with stem cell studies, but there are risks associated with this as well. Maybe another physician on the site is performing research that has more information. ...Read more
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