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What happens to you when you have had all of your knee cartilage removed?

What happens to you when you have had all of your knee cartilage removed?

Osteoarthritis: When cartilage is removed you are bone on bone which is painful and will eventually need joint replacement. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

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


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How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

How could you know if you have torn the cartilage in your knee?

See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a tear in any part of the knee, would it hurt all the time or just when doing certain activities?

Can you tell me if I have a tear in any part of the knee, would it hurt all the time or just when doing certain activities?

Both: Scenarios are possible. Some injuries hurt no matter what u do and others only worse with activities. ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? Do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?

What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? Do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?

Slower recovery, no: Lateral release, although rarely needed, does cause significant quad atrophy. Pt will aid in a faster recovery and educating you in terms of proper exercises to do during the various stages of recovery. Expensive, but worth it i think. Not only that but many therapists are fun which gives you a break from the rat race. ...Read more

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What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

What happens if you have no cartilage in your knees?

Arthritis.: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Without the cartilage you may develop pain and a limitation of range of motion of the affected joint. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?

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

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Can you please discuss the injury in your knee that you feel a tearing feeling when ever you run?

Tight muscle: Probably is due to tight muscles that need streching before you run. ...Read more

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What kind of pain do you get when you have osteoarthritis in the knee?

What kind of pain do you get when you have osteoarthritis in the knee?

Non-specific pain: The pain is not specific to osteoarthritis, but may involve pain on flexion and extension, and a "catch" in certain positions. The pain is not usually "sharp" and stabbing, but more chronic without peaks and valleys. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain below the kneecap; the trainer said something about tendonitis; could the quad injury have had anything to do with that?

What to do if I have pain below the kneecap; the trainer said something about tendonitis; could the quad injury have had anything to do with that?

Patellar tendonitis: Pain below the kneecap is most likely patellar tendonitis. Treatment for the tendonitis might include change of activities, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, counter force brace, and icing after activities Discuss further with your trainer. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have an infection in your knee after having a partial knee replacement?

How can you know if you have an infection in your knee after having a partial knee replacement?

Pain and Swelling: Infections in joint replacements can be very hard to diagnose. Generally, doctors with use blood tests, radiographic tests, aspirations (a tap of the fluid in the knee) and some times biopsies to determine if there is an infection. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an infection in your knee after a partial knee replacement?

How do you know if you have an infection in your knee after a partial knee replacement?

Red swollen hot pain: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy, loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated wbc, crp, esr. See your surgeon with any concern asap, don't wait! ...Read more

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What do you mean that I should have pain in the four quadrant parts in the body to have fibromayalgia.And what are the 18 tender pts?Shall I have them

What do you mean that I should have pain in the four quadrant parts in the body to have fibromayalgia.And what are the 18 tender pts?Shall I have them

Definition of FM: You must have tenderness in 11 of the 18 defined render points. Also pain must be present in all 4 quadrants of the body (left and right above and below the waist. ...Read more

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Starting to have soreness of the throat have had strep 3 times already when is it time to remove my tonsils and what should I do further?

Starting to have soreness of the throat have had strep 3 times already when is it time to remove my tonsils and what should I do further?

You should get: an opinion from ENT or Head & Neck surgeon regarding tonsillectomy. When your tonsils become really enlarged, it can cause airway obstruction. Antibiotics can help with acute infection, but cannot control when tonsillitis becomes recurrent. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have a MCL tear of the knee?

What can you do if you have a MCL tear of the knee?

It heals: Mcl sprains will heal on their own after 6 weeks. In the meantime, a therapy program directed at range of motion, gentle strengthening and avoiding stress to the mcl is important. Wearing a hinged knee brace will also protect the mcl while it is healing. ...Read more

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What should you do when you're randomly emotional due to that time of the month?

What should you do when you're randomly emotional due to that time of the month?

Possibilities: Some women benefit from exercise; regular aerobic exercise can relax you and serve as an outlet for your emotions. Some women find that birth control pills are helpful in smoothing over hormone related mood swings. And others have used ssris; antidepressants in the Prozac (fluoxetine) family to control pms symptoms. Alcohol use is generally not a good idea. And keep the caffiene intake minimal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have cartilage damage in your upper back?

Could you tell me what happens when you have cartilage damage in your upper back?

That may result in : Arthritis. Arthritis of upper back is rather uncommon. The discs have to be damaged considerably to result in arthritis. The thoracic spine's vertebra (the bony segments of the spine) are stable due to the ribs, so bad/severe arthritis is very very rare in the upper back. Your orthopod will be be able to help you. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have arthroscopy of the hip after getting a cortisone shot in that joint? Do I have to wait to get it out of body?

How long do I have to wait to have arthroscopy of the hip after getting a cortisone shot in that joint? Do I have to wait to get it out of body?

No : If the injection helped tell your surgeon( not sure if it was in the hip joint or hip bursa)... Either way if injection helped than arthroscopy may help( for bursectomy or hip labral tear). The steroid injection may have been a diagnostic and / or therapeutic injection but does not affect ( by itself) timing for surgery... Good luck! ...Read more

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more