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Solid lump on inner right femur above the articular cartilage. Painful stair clmbng or whn touched firmly. Had it as a kid, it recently became painful?

Exam and xrays. May be normal anatomy for you, or something else. Best to have an exam to determine the need for appropriate imaging to find out. Recommend either starting with your primary care or going to an orthopedist. Hope this helps! Read more...

Had lateral release, severe arthritus abaidment, loss of 75% articular cartilage of kneecap/femur, noe supartz (hyaluronic acid) inj. Whats next 40 yrs old?

Non impact exercise. Challenging combination-suggest: low demand bike and water based exercise over the counter meds ice. Read more...
Evaluation. It appears you may have isolated patellofemoral arthitis. A complete diagnosis is key. Are the medial and lateral knee compartments normal? Did you have patellar instability in the past? What is the shape of the trochlear groove, the height of the patella, etc? The treatment may range from rehabilitation to tuberosity transfer to cartilage restoration to arthroplasty--so, see a pf expert asap. Read more...

I'm a 32yr old female. I had micro-fracture surgery on the articular cartilage of the femoral bone a year ago in march. I still cannot go up steps without tremendous pain. What steps should I take next?

Microfracture. You need follow up evaluation & possible mri. Microfracture is not successful 100% of the time. Other conservative options may include injections of cortisone or hyaluronic acid, pt, bracing, etc. Surgical options include repeat microfracture, osteochondral autograft (oats or mosaicplasty), or autologous chondrocyte implantation. Read more...
Second look. This needs to be evaluated again likely with repeat xrays, mri. You may need a cartilage restoration expert. Surgical options include an oats procedure, or aci, etc. Read more...