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Knee Cartilage Replacement Surgery
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
It depends: It depends on what is wrong with your knee cartilage, what needs to be done, your overall physical condition, and your functional needs. Not all problems require surgery and not all surgery turns out as expected. An MRI can usually demonstrate exactly what is wrong with your knee and those results are then used to determine the procedure that would best fix your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually several wks: Simply debriding torn/injured tissue admitedly allows for more rapid rehabiltation and recovery (1-6 wks). The analogy is one's reaction to a deep splinter removal: once the offending agent is removed, the root of acute pain is gone, and only minimal healing from the injury to the surrounding tissue remains. Repair/replaceme of cartilage can entail a prolonged (months) course of recovery, however. ...Read more
I had a surgery to treat a tear in my r knee cartilage 10 months ago but it still pains and discomforts and it bumps to the front at times when i walk?
Re-evaluate: Loose bodies may have been removed, but a remaining menus cal segment may have become detached. May need another scope. ...Read more
I a 81 yrs old and have knee cartilage damage . I am a diabetic and because of this and my age, my doctor does not recommend surgery. ?
Conservative care: There are many conservative pathways that can be tried before surgery however, if these fail you may be a candidate for surgery of your general health allows it. ...Read more
Is there any implants or substances that are injected into a knee cartilage after a meniscus tear repair surgery? Mine feels weak under pressure..
No: No there is not. It does take time for complete healing so give it 3-6 weeks after surgery to achieve a complete recovery. ...Read more
Old sports injury = torn meniscus surgery. Now, i'm in pain again. Is there any solution other than total knee replacement? I had surgery for a torn meniscus about 8 years ago and a significant amount of shredded cartilage was removed. In recent months, e
Pain meds, injection: The last treatment before knee replacement includes injections of cortisone or lubricants (synvisc, supartz, (hyaluronic acid) etc). Weight loss, stretching and muscle strengthening help also. Anti-inflammatory meds and other pain meds also block the pain. Unfortunately, all of these are temporary. For some young patients, osteotomy (realignment of the limb) or partial knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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