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Repair Knee Cartilage
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's Possible: Check out Regenexx. Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...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..
Hx physical mri: Pcp should be comfortable with this work up amd dx. ...Read more
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
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 more
See details: Do you have a problem already? If there is no issue then I would not worry. If you already have a knee problem then avoid stress to the knee such as running and opt for non weight bearing exercises. There are 2 europeon studies that suggest glucosamine may help reduce the risk of progressive osteoarthritic damage in knees. ...Read more
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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
Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region, what is the best advice for this?
Varies: It varies a little based upon whether there is any malalignment of the knee and whether arthritis is set in. If it is well aligned, non arthritic, then a meniscal transplant may be an option. Visco supplementation can be an option as well as off loading with a brace. All based on your specific factors. ...Read more
Multiple: There are many options, including arthroscopic drilling; cartilage harvesting, groth, and then implantation; visco supplementation; braces and osteo roomies to " offload" the area, joint resurfacing, etc. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read more
Nolt likely: By cartilage degeneration, I am assume you mean meniscus degeneration. This is not list as an adverse event. Also on nlm search there were no articles that reported any meniscus problem associated with Accutane use. Joint pain and musculoskeletal symptoms are not uncommon. If you mean arthritis, it has been reported as an associated adverse event and is mentioned in the package insert. ...Read more
I've a small tear in my meniscus + defect in knee cartilage I'm 52 and in great shape. What exactly are my option? Any new reliable procedures?
It depends: Based on the tone of your question, I assume you mean surgical options. If not, non-op choices are the first step. If you mean surgical options, most small meniscus tears in your age group are cleaned up, ie not repairable. The options for the cartilage defect depend greatly on the exact site of the defect. Options include debridement, microfracture, or regenerative options such as aci. ...Read more
Is knee cartilage damage painful? My knee has been feeling discomfort for 2 weeks, but it goes away when I forget about it. No pain, I can walk.
Depends: Knee cartilage damage can indeed be painful but this depends of the severity of the damage and your overall health and the time since the damage occurred. If you aren't having any significant pain then it's likely nothing to worry about, but do see a physician if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Steroids decrease inflammation and therefore help to decrease pain associated with injury or surgery. While a steroid injection or oral steroids may help decrease symptoms, they will not restore cartilage or reverse/prevent arthritis. Nonetheless, they can be helpful if used judiciously to "jumpstart" your recovery. ...Read more
What are the causes of knee cartilage ulcer, if I do not treat this problem what will happen to my knee in the future? Manu thanks
Can cause knee pain:
Knee cartilage ulcers are an injury to the hyaline cartilage that lines the ends of bones at joints. Cartilage injuries can occur due to sports trauma or due to cumulative injuries to the knee as we get older. If you have a focal lesion, you should have it treated surgically since you are 26, and if you have pain. If you don't, you may develop arthritis in the future, or have knee pain. Many good minimally invasive surgical options exist to treat cartilage injuries. Check this link for more info.
http://nycsportsmed. Com/osteochondral-defects. Html. ...Read more