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What Does Thinning Of The Cartilage In My Knee Mean For My Health
Early Osteoarthosis: Thinning cartilage is a x-ray finding for early oa. It is a warning that your knee is starting to wear out and it means that you may have to make some lifestyle changes. If you are overweight, you should lose weight. You may need to modify your activity, for example, void high impact sports. If you exercise, you may have to modify your program to decrease stress and strain on your knees. ...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
In my partial meniscectomy they found "1/2 CM area of superficial articular cartilage damage" what does this mean for my knee in activities + health?
Early Arthritis: At the young age of 20, this indicates very early and focal arthritis. The location of the defect (weight bearing or not) is also very important. I would limit load bearing excercises such as jogging. Bike, swim, and do eliptical instead. Supplements such as glucosamine and chondrotin sulfate may help, as well as a visco-elastic injection for cartilage nutrition. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Are there any natural health remedies to increase repair of meniscal cartilage and knee ligaments?
No: There are no well done studies in the peer reviewed literature demonstrating the safety or effectiveness of any natural health remedies for ligament or cartilage healing. A lifestyle of proper nutrition and regular exercise and avoiding excessive alcohol use, tobacco abuse, or obesity have been shown to optimize general healing, although not specifically ligament or cartilage healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3TMRI shows bilateral knee effusion and thinning of cartilage with knee pain for 1 yr. Iam 34yrs, physio therapist, what precautions should i take ?
Strengthening: If you are a physiotherapist, then you can start yourself on a strengthening program for the knees, which should help with any symptoms you may have. If you have knee symptoms currently, it would make sense to ease up on your activities until symptoms improve. Other than that, no specific precautions are necessary for your MRI findings. ...Read more
Knee MRI states "in the medial compartment, there is mild thinning of cartilage w/ normal signal of the meniscus and the collateral ligaments are normal". Is this osteoarthritis? Thank you.
What does this MRI result mean for my right knee? Focal full thickness cartilage loss of far lateral patellar facet. Specifically the "focal" part.
Knee not back to normal in 3 weeks after drain/shot may mean a cartilage tear per MD. Drain/shot caused this? I did nothing. I am not paying for MRI.
Usually not. . .: If the drainage procedure was not traumatic ie bloody nor painful, it is highly unlikely the procedure caused you any negative effect. Commonly when a steroid injection fails to resolve the issue some other underlying cause such as an internal derangement of the joint or some systemic issue is producing the symptoms. Laboratory evaluation of the joint fluid may point to some underlying condition. ...Read more
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