What is the best treatment for damaged knee cartilage?

Articular/meniscal. For meniscus-surgery. For articular- weight loss, bracing, pt, hyaluronic acid injections, surgery if all else fails.
Depends. There are several factors involved. The location of the damaged cartilage is important. The extent of damage is paramount. Several surgical options exist depending on the specific diagnosis. I would suggest consultation with orthopedic surgeon to get proper workup and discuss options.

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What are treatment options for knee cartilage wear?

Multiple. There are many options, including arthroscopic drilling; cartilage harvesting, groth, and then implantation; visco supplementation; braces and osteo roomies to " offload" the area, joint resurfacing, etc. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss which option would be best for you. Read more...

Could acupuncture and qi gong treatment help my knee cartilage grow back?

No. There is no evidence that there is an treatment that reliably reverses knee cartilage injury including acupuncture. Read more...
No. No, however acupuncture has been shown to help with knee pain from arthritis. It is effective but expensive and studies included several weeks of treatment. There are no long term studies with arthritis and acupuncture that I am aware of. Read more...
Sxs- yes, regrow- no. Acupuncture may help you to heal, reduce inflammation and decrease pain but it will not grow more knee cartilage back. What does your orthopedic surgeon recommend. Read more...

Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region, what is the best advice for this?

Varies. It varies a little based upon whether there is any malalignment of the knee and whether arthritis is set in. If it is well aligned, non arthritic, then a meniscal transplant may be an option. Visco supplementation can be an option as well as off loading with a brace. All based on your specific factors. Read more...

How can you consider a knee cartilage surgery for the benefits?

? You'll have to re-word this question. It doesn't make sense as its written. Read more...
Pain. The main reason for surgery is for pain. I would hesitate to suggest surgery just based on an MRI finding without pain. At 24 years old, you might have a cartilage tear that could be repaired instead of trimmed. If you have pain, i would suggest having the arthroscopic surgery though. Read more...

Could Accutane cause the deterioration of knee cartilage?

Nolt likely. By cartilage degeneration, I am assume you mean meniscus degeneration. This is not list as an adverse event. Also on nlm search there were no articles that reported any meniscus problem associated with Accutane use. Joint pain and musculoskeletal symptoms are not uncommon. If you mean arthritis, it has been reported as an associated adverse event and is mentioned in the package insert. Read more...
Not listed. It can cause major birth defects and has a number of skeletal and psychiatry side effects, but I have not found knee cartilage deterioration listed as a side effect. This is a medication that is restricted in its use because of the serious side effects. Read more...