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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
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'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 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?
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