Knee cartilage damage treatment

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Avatar_n_tn Restricted your activities may help with your pain, but may not promote healing of the cartilage. Sometimes asymptomatic lesions may deteriorate to permanent knee damage. You will need further assessment with arthroscopy to see the extent of damage and to plan for therapy. Treatment options range from conservative, through arthroscopic or open surgical procedures. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar_m_tn This is because relatively small areas of cartilage damage may be filled with new cartilage. Introducing cartilage implant is a complicated procedure. Unless it is done by an expert, the chances of failure are very high." END Quote According to my research an implant is like most procedures; the younger, more active and healthier you are the better the results. I would be very cautious of a surgeon that promised great results. Insist on seeing results and his/her statistics.
Avatar_m_tn When you are, then you could figure out the perfect suitable treatment method by just going through adequate knee joint prognosis. Knee pain can be due to various situations and might result in serious soreness inside the knee if not treated. The soreness won't only have an effect on your body, but it might also affect your way of life. Knee pain is caused by many reasons, including the aging process, pain through a car crash, and intensive athletic activities.
Avatar_m_tn In the meantime, there may be a natural remedy for relief; it's helped my torn cartilage and arthritis in my left knee... no pain, no swelling... Here's my story: Castor Oil & Pain??? Call it what you wish, Voodoo, Witchcraft, ‘BS’, whatever….but it DID work for me. Having recently torn the cartilage in my left knee and simultaneously diagnosed ‘with a little arthritis’ in the same, and with swelling behind the knee.
387767_tn?1345875627 I feel either it can be Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, or Patello-femoral disorder. Knee pain has many causes, including pathologic processes in the knee and disorders in distant locations with referral to the knee area. Can you tell me when this pain is more? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms?
Avatar_n_tn The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee. Nonoperative treatment is a reasonable approach in patients who are not active athletically.. Current research demonstrates that the natural history of untreated complete injuries of the ACL consists of progression of symptomatic instability to recurrent injuries.
Avatar_f_tn He found some fraying in the cartilage which he said in no way would be causing my symptoms. what he found was the cartilage that's connected to my knee has peeled away from my kneecap in the center, and only the outer edges are still attached-he was able to push on it with the probe. He said this is the 2nd time he has seen this happen.
Avatar_n_tn With the symptoms that you have mentioned, I feel it is a case of damage to the knee joint due to over use. There could be damage to the joint surfaces or due to overuse reduction in the amount of synovial fluid present in the joint causing friction during movement and damage to the cartilage. Also with the history of pains since childhood there is a chance of chondromalacia. Chondromalacia refers to a softening of the cartilage under the kneecap (patella).
Avatar_n_tn Much of the fluid under the kneecaps is gone and my bones are just touching on the outside of each knee. Among several treatments recommended to me via a list for PT exercises, was prolotherapy. I just took a brief look at what it is. It sounds like the idea is to do MORE damage to an already damaged area, in hopes of growing tissue. Is that a good idea? Has anyone ever used this for arthritis and found it to be helpful or worthwhile?
Avatar_n_tn The cause of your pain is joint arthritis and cartilage damage. So options at present are- 1) Inj hyaluronidase, etc like stuffs, which are supposed to aid in cartilage growth. 2) Cartilage regeneration. Beside these you don't have much options left.I am strictly against joint replacement as you are too young to undergo this procedure. But till that time, you need to be on pain medications, as and when required basis. Please discuss if you need more clarifications. Regards...
Avatar_n_tn With this route you are more likely to end up with arthritis of the knee joint and articular cartilage damage. Good luck with everything and I hope this helped.
Avatar_n_tn I asked him about performing (my school's musical opened that night), and he said I could do what my body would allow me without doing any damage. Well, being a performer, and having been given the OK, I did the show. All four days. I left out most of the dancing (there was a little that I did, but not full out), and limped on and off stage and up and down the stairs on the set. On Sunday, after the last show, I was in an incredible amount of pain. I went home and rested.
12367609_tn?1424895370 What is really worried me is the MRI of my knee, which I guess has revealed a severe damage of an articular cartilage. Do I presently need an arthroscopy to prevent a further damage of an articular cartilage which can occur due to presence of unrepaired defects inside the joint? What lifestyle should I follow now? Do I need to limit an activity like long walking (3-5 km), hiking etc.? What treatment do you recommend for me? You can download my MRI here: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/f8b9de7..
159619_tn?1318997813 Knee joint aspiration and injection are performed to aid in diagnosis and treatment of knee joint diseases. Do you have swelling in and around knee joint? Corticosteroids therapy changes the vascular inflammatory response to injury, stalls destructive enzymes, and inhibits/restricts the action of inflammatory cells. How many steroid injections are you taking per year? I think what you are experiencing is the post-injection flare.
Avatar_n_tn Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.
Avatar_f_tn My knee pain is a sharp burning/stinging sensation when kneeling on the left knee. It is at the base of the patella and radiates to the left side of the knee, almost numbing the area. My surgeon diagnosed it as patellar tendinitis. Normally, the tendinitis flares up at the tibial (shin) connection, however it can occur at the patellar (kneecap) connection which is my case. The normal treatment of a patellar brace ( a strap) is not as effective.
Avatar_n_tn The best course of treatment for an injury to the knee joint caused by a twisting force depends upon the exact nature of the damage sustained. This can vary tremendously from a simple sprain to an internal ligamentous or cartilage tear. In principle the initial treatment involves RICE, rest, ice packs, compression and elevation of the leg.
Avatar_n_tn You should go for a new MRI as if there is some cartilage loose piece in your knee, it will be easily picked up in that investigation. X-Ray will not reveal that part. And hence we will be able to prevent the further damage to the knee. Your instability can be due to - 1) Cruciate ligament weakness or tear. 2) Colateral ligament injury OR 3) Quadriceps weakness due to poor rehabilitation following the index surgery. So tell me when are you doing th new MRI and tell me about the report also.
Avatar_n_tn I've been wearing a knee brace throughout the day because it seems to help with the pain and unstable feeling a bit. Could I have just done more damage to my knee by popping it the way I have over the last couple of years? Does this sound like a simple strain that will heal with rest and ice or should I be thinking about making an appointment with my ortho?
Avatar_n_tn Problem is, I have slowed it down and now I am gaining weight (catch 22 for sure) He guessed that I have cartilage (sp) damage in my knee and the only remedy is probably surgery. Any thoughts? It is not a constant pain but I certainly want to get back to my active lifestyle and I am bored now. Anything would be helpful, thanks!
676032_tn?1315677663 Can someone please give me some information on MCL (medial collateral ligament) damage... i did some damage to my left knee last saturday, physio says it MCL and cartilage damage. The only thing I had done to my knee was an x-ray. Do I not need an MRI or something to determine the damage?? This pain is not even funny anymore!!! Its on the inside of my leg and also out through my patella...
16888441_tn?1452159257 Orthopedic care is designed to relieve pain and increase mobility require a team effort from specialists in orthopedics surgery as well as specialists who focus on the musculature damage such arthritis causes. Knee problems, such as torn cartilage or tendonitis in the knee joint, caused by sports injuries are often treated with a combination of arthroscopy, or a minimally invasive procedure, or knee surgery.
Avatar_n_tn Be sure to freshen up the Castor oil on the knee occasionally, more frequent early on in the treatment while always using the same flannel cloth. My wife just used a piece of her old flannel knightgown. My new Ortho. Specialist believes I have a mechanical problem with my knee joint and is planning on fixing it through arthroscopy. I hope the Castor oil, flannel and ace bandage help you all. God bless...
Avatar_n_tn Almost four months after surger, I am still experiencing massive swelling and excruiating pain with inflammation. My doctor has said only that I have arthritis in my knee and I have to be patient. On at least three occasions, I have been in tears in his office and asking what to do about it. He still tells me be patient. This is surely not normal.
Avatar_n_tn However - you will have no VIRAL activity - or damage being done. FYI - a lot of people have joint pain after HCV --- and AFTER INF treatment. When your liver isn't functioning properly a lot of BAD things can happen within your body. Please check with your Rheumatologist/Internist - about Neuropathy issues.
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Avatar_m_tn I had the classic snap/snap pop when I swung a baseball bat. My right knee had the damage done, and I fell to the floor. I had an MRI done and I won't bore you with the two page summary, but here is the impression. I do not currently have health insurance. Had a great job, but my Anklosing Spondylitis took the drivers seat in my life and I am currently trying to get it back. I just keep having these setbacks. Also my Vit. D is also very low in the teens which I take a supplement for.
Avatar_m_tn do i need surgery or anything and is this permanent damage? i will try to get health insurance soon. is the knee perment if its broken? i would like to go to the military if i get this knee fixed.
Avatar_n_tn A preexisting condition called as chondromalacia predisposes individuals to wear and tear of the cartilage under the knee cap. The pattern of cartilage damage seen with chondromalacia is distinct from the degeneration seen in arthritis, and the damage from chondromalacia is thought to be capable of repair, unlike that seen with arthritis. Treatment is by resting the knee and adhering to a proper physical therapy program.