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Could a 16 year old have arthritis in her knees?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Knee pain

In a 16 year old is more commonly patellofemoral or knee cap issues, resolving osgood schlatters ( especially males with late growth spurts) and traumatic injuries.
Such as ligaments ANS mensical injury. Of course ruling out inflammatory issues such as arthritis, lyme and others is important too. A visit to the pcp and an oprthopedic surgeon who treats knee issues can be helpful.

In brief: Knee pain

In a 16 year old is more commonly patellofemoral or knee cap issues, resolving osgood schlatters ( especially males with late growth spurts) and traumatic injuries.
Such as ligaments ANS mensical injury. Of course ruling out inflammatory issues such as arthritis, lyme and others is important too. A visit to the pcp and an oprthopedic surgeon who treats knee issues can be helpful.
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

There are many different types of arthritis and several of those can effect children.

In brief: Yes

There are many different types of arthritis and several of those can effect children.
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