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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Near full thikness cartlidge ulceration in knee what can I do im only 45 yrs old and extremely fit and active?
Protect your knee: That is a problem that is not likely to get better. The best thing to do is keep your weight down, avoid high impact activities and activities where you twist your knee, and then use nutritional supplements that help protect the cartilage. The easiest supplement to use on your own is glucosamine with msm. You can also go to a doctor to discuss hyaluronic acid injections. ...Read more
Can you tell if you destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?
Knee pain: A good orthopedist or sports doctor can perform a series of maneuvers in the office to make an initial diagnosis. If it is a serious problem that requires intervention (arthroscopy, etc), then you will have an MRI before surgery so the surgeon can see exactly the problem. Bone-on-bone arthritis doesn't happen at 17 yo. Often knee strain will heal with rest and time, but if persistent, get checked. ...Read more
Have suspected torn cartlidge in knee. episode of severe leg pain from thigh to foot. Is this expected for my condition?
Usually smaller area: These conditions are very painful and the pain radiates out from the injury. In general the pain is only around the knee, cannot say in your particular case. Obviously if this occurred in the context of falling on the whole area which is now bruised, then that's the cause. A lumbar disk can also involve the area. Often scoliosis, other degenerative condition, occupation hits multiple places. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had acl/and cartlidge cutting in my knee(cadiver) I have had 3 months of physotheripy and now my knee does not work. My knee now is throbbing, n?
See your doctor: There could be many reasons for your pain. First and foremost you need to see and talk to your surgeon asap. If you don't get the answers you need a 2nd opinion might be necessary. This is really not the forum to discuss a case such as yours. Good luck. ...Read more
Any tips on pain management for bad knees had slip and fall accident in 2006 had MRI torn ligament grinding of knee bones little to no cartlidge?
I'm 18 years old, why in my hands, knees and ankles i feel like i lost cartlidge and my bones are rubbing together. It comes and it goes, hurts bad?
Pain: See a rheumatologist for a full examination. ...Read more
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