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If I am getting sharp pains in my knee, does that mean I am losing all of my knee cartilage?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: No

There are many reasons for pain that don't necessarily involve cartilage.

In brief: No

There are many reasons for pain that don't necessarily involve cartilage.
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

Sharp pains can be caused by anything from a torn meniscal cartilage, patella chondromalacia, arthritis, or even referred pain from a hip or lower back problem. If you have knee pain interfering with activities of daily living you should have it evaluated by a trained professional to see what is going on.

In brief: No

Sharp pains can be caused by anything from a torn meniscal cartilage, patella chondromalacia, arthritis, or even referred pain from a hip or lower back problem. If you have knee pain interfering with activities of daily living you should have it evaluated by a trained professional to see what is going on.
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