Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe. This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so.
Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?
Depends. Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the easy things first and advance to surgery when nothing else works. Read more...