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What can I do to help a cartilage problem with my knee had physio but still in pain dose walking and standing a lot make it worse ? What else is ther
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Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on problem
There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoarthritis.
There can be partial or full thickness defects.. The best trestment depends on the type of cartilage injury. A precise diagnosis by your by your sports med doc with the help of xray, MRI or arthroscopy can determine the best treatment.

In brief: Depends on problem
There are many different types of cartilage problems, including focal cartilage injuries and more extensive cartilage degeneration as seen in osteoarthritis.
There can be partial or full thickness defects.. The best trestment depends on the type of cartilage injury. A precise diagnosis by your by your sports med doc with the help of xray, MRI or arthroscopy can determine the best treatment.
Dr. Scott Slattery
Dr. Scott Slattery
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A number of things
Important to define what part of the knee we're talking about and why you have a cartilage problem. Are we talking about the patella (kneecap) or the joint between femur (thigh) and tibia (lower leg)? Osteoarthritis? Trauma? Is this a structural issue that might be corrected? Having said that, speak with your doctor about joint injection, possibly cartilage replacement, last resort:replacement.

In brief: A number of things
Important to define what part of the knee we're talking about and why you have a cartilage problem. Are we talking about the patella (kneecap) or the joint between femur (thigh) and tibia (lower leg)? Osteoarthritis? Trauma? Is this a structural issue that might be corrected? Having said that, speak with your doctor about joint injection, possibly cartilage replacement, last resort:replacement.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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