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

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Dr. Jack Farr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Farr
Dr. Jack Farr
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Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Non impact exercise

Challenging combination-suggest: low demand bike and water based exercise over the counter meds ice.

In brief: Non impact exercise

Challenging combination-suggest: low demand bike and water based exercise over the counter meds ice.
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
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Dr. Jack Farr
At 40 , the goal is to evaluate if you have cartilage restoration options.
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