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What Happens When You Have Cartilage Removed
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
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
I torn my cartilage in my left knee and had surgery, they removed my cartilage on the left side. I regularly exercise but there is still pain.. ?
More info: How long after surgery? It takes some time to heal, but if past that time see you doc for reevaluation. ...Read more
Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
Do rib cartilages shrink
If the cartilage: Is damaged and causing pain or disability. ...Read more
Quad stretch with extreme pain on the medial side of the knee. Is this normal just had torn cartilage removed from the knee 7 days ago. In extreme pai?
I'm 58 y/o and had cartilage removed in my right knee 37 & again 13 years ago, could those have been a cause of my hip replacement?
I had surgery 2/17/15 on my ankle. The surgeon also removed my cartilage. I got a second opinion and they said I have a floating bone. Is it bad?
I had meniscus surgery about 3 years ago they removed dead cartilage now my knee hurts if i stand to long and gets worse at night what could it be?
How old does my baby have to be to get the skin tag and cartilage on her cheek near her ear removed ?
Preauricular tag: That procedure can be done at any time, but since it is elective surgery and requires a brief general anesthetic with the associated risks of that, you would probably best wait until child is about 18 months of age. There is no absolute answer and you will probably find a variety of opinions, but that is my recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have discomfort, swelling and patella mal trekking from a swollen plica (1st doctor prognosis). Is having the plica removed now going to save my cartilage in the long run orshould I do ice pt and wait?
Plica common: Patellofemoral problems are complex -- a precise diagnosis is key. Plicae are very common in asymptomatic knees-- so be sure the plica is the problem. Ask to review all the peer reviewed literature reports of a plica causing malalignment -- unaware of any on pubmed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
Ive had a keloid growing in my right ear cartilage area and I removed it surgically and (1-2yrs) I got it again. surgery again or other options?
cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot,then stitched up with bolsters. missed appointment bandages stuck?
Is snapping and popping in the joint normal after having cartilage removed under the kneecap? I just had arthroscopic knee surgery. Some are painful
Why is my knee and leg so tired from walking I just had knee surgery and the surgeon removed 15 to25 pieces of torn cartilage behind the kneecap.
Cartilage ear piercing app. 4mths ago. Symptoms:Green pus, redness, heat, pain, and swelling. Removed earring. Symptoms still present.Antibiotics?
Yes...antibiotics: What you have described is a definite infection. It needs to be cleaned frequently with soap and water. Topical antibiotic's will also help. It may very well need oral antibiotics. It's possible it could even need incision and drainage. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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