Knee cartilage injury symptoms

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Avatar f tn Thank you for your answer - it keeps getting stranger. I have found something called "articular cartilage injury" and my symptoms seem more in line with that!
Avatar f tn net/sport-injuries/knee-pain/acute-knee-injuries/knee-articular-cartilage-injury Your accident could have caused this or it could have been happening over time. But either way, that is now seen, it's now a fact of your knee. Sorry about that! RICE is often applied to help with it. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) to reduce swelling. Doctor can give a professional ice wrap. If doc says it's okay, you can take ibuprofen. Some people are okay with just that.
Avatar f tn I used to play a lot of soccer and have not in years, but I remember having knee and ankle pain quite often, enough so that I frequently wore knee braces and wrapped both ankles. I now play golf, and after playing one day I noticed some knee pain. There was no specific incident or sudden onset of pain - it just gradually appeared. I also started hearing more popping noises than usual, but now it hurt and I felt movement.
Avatar n tn Medial compartment: There is near full-thickness cartilage loss and fissuring over the weightbearing portions of the right medial femoral condyle and medial tibial plateau, slightly progressed compared to the prior study from 3/4/16. Lateral compartment: There is partial thickness cartilage thinning over the weightbearing portions of the lateral femoral condyle and tibial plateau. Patellofemoral compartment: Intact. Joint fluid and synovial structures: Moderate-sized right knee joint effusion.
Avatar m tn Symptoms include pain along the inner or outer side of the knee, stiffness, swelling, and sometimes “locking” of the knee. A piece of torn cartilage may get caught between moving parts of the knee joint and causes the sound. A clicking sound may be heard when moving the knee. The pain may be worse when squatting. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Hi! I'm sorry to hear about your knee. It sounds to me like either a ligament or possibly cartilage. Does it feel unstable or is it still giving out on you? Does it ache after sitting for long amounts of time? Is your pain off to the side of the knee or under your knee cap? These answers may help me know better.
Avatar f tn I was sprinting and pivoted on my knee and heard and felt a pop. There was some swelling after the initial injury. I saw an orthopedic surgeon and was told it was either a possible tear in my acl, strain, or cartilage damage. The MRI came back negative. I decided to just play through the pain because it wasnt unbearable and the season was almost over. I went to lacrosse camp and it really started bothering me. I went back to the doctor and was told to start physical therapy.
1524655 tn?1291420532 If the articular cartilage damage is shallow (grades 1 or 2) you may not experience any pain from the defect at this stage as the sensitive nerve endings in the subchondral bone are still covered with some articular cartilage. As you had pain with the damage that means the injury also damaged some nerves beneath the cartilage. The damage to nerves and subchondral bone can start a healing process in the defect.
Avatar m tn I just went back the other day for my follow up because my knee pain has gotten worse and he thinks i have damaged cartilage in my knee and if i do he said i need surgery. So if i do have to have surgery how long is the recovery and will i have to wear knee braces if i play these sports from now on?
Avatar n tn In most reports it is found that arthritis occurs after injury to the knee. My Doctor says the Bakers Cyst is on the side of the Knee. Having the knee injury in 2003, there was no prior problems, No Arthritis. MRI and x-rays’ caused the Reading Doctor to assume there was some damage. The Knee stayed swollen for 7 years. After 3 years the readings were indicating Arthritis. Now in 2011 it is minimal cartilage, and have been disabled.
Avatar f tn You need to know I have arthritis in both knees and no cartilage left under knee caps. My knee instantly was hurting but mostly when trying to walk normal. I can walk stiff legged and it doesn't hurt too bad but flex the knee and it has sharp pain like i have walking up and down stairs because of the knee caps. I sit in a normal position but lifting foot causing lots of pain around knee cap. I'm guessing I probably pulled something. Have put ice on it and taken ibu.
Avatar f tn i am experiencing alot of stiffness and a little swelling, there is also something the feels like it is moving when i extend my knee. should i be worried about another injury?
Avatar f tn I am a 14 year old female and had arthroscopic surgery with microfracture to repair torn articular cartilage about 8 months ago. after physical therapy and lots of rest, i was cleared to play lacrosse again. My knee was feeling alot better and stronger. i still wear a brace while i play to try to prevent any further injury. however, i'm afraid its injured again.
Avatar m tn s done but everything was O.K.. Could this mean that I may have caused some damage to the knee cap, like the cartilage under it? I have had a mosaicplasty done on this same knee before. Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn Moderately thinned with full thickness denuded cartilage across the central weightbearing aspect measuring 7 mm wide x 11 mm AP. Lateral tibial plateau cartilage: Mildly thinned peripherally. No lateral joint line osteophytosis. Medial meniscus: Grossly intact. Medial femoral condyle cartilage: Mildly thinned. Medial tibial plateau cartilage: Minimally thinned. No medial joint line osteophytosis.
Avatar m tn It has been 6 years since I got my bone spurs and 5 years since I tore my ACL and meniscus. By continuing t0 skate you are risking a greater injury in your knee.
Avatar m tn Hello thanks for taking some time to answer my question ever since my knee injury my ankle in very weak if I jump and come down my knee feels like it is going to pop out then it starts to get swollen and I can't not bend it fully for at least a couple of days this all started when I dislocated my knee I never had knee problems what could I do because I have this bump on the side of my knee and my other knee it's completely flat and smooth thanks agin
Avatar n tn The MRI showed no abnormalities in my meniscus and there was significant trauma to my knee during my recent injury. Significant swelling occurred at the time of injury and I was immobile for nearly a week after the surgery. Also, I was considered nearly 100% healed after my initial ACL reconstruction in 2001. It does not always pop and never has until the injury this May. I never had difficulties with the knee after my surgery until that day.
Avatar f tn It started off as cartilage wearing out. In 2015 I revisited the doctor after 7 years with knee pain once again. My PCP said I had a Patella Tracking Disorder. Fast forward to 2016 and I had an MRI done that revealed a Level One ACL injury along with cartilage damage as well as Tendonitis and Bursitis. I went through Physical Therapy and my pain was very minimal (have always had slight knee pain) for about two months before I started having the problems again.
Avatar m tn So far, they want to core out the affected bone, and take a piece of bone and cartilage from one of my knee regions so that they can transplant the bone from there to where the OCD was. I was told that none of the surgeons in this whole group has never done this exact procedure. I was told something about them being unable to reach the affected region and may have to break another bone in order to get to it.
Avatar m tn A pain that goes away when you rest, but comes back when you start dancing and jumping again sounds like injury to cartilage or an intervertebral disc, which do not heal quickly or without treatment. Yes, please see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.
Avatar f tn 50% thickness) cartilage loss/fissuring with smaller area of full thickness cartilage loss/fissuring. Patella: low grade <50% thickness cartilage loss/fissuring at the apex. Trochlea: small area of full thickness cartilage loss/fissuring. Small joint effusion. No synovium. Baker's cyst with multiloculated fluid dissecting laterally and superiorly with a focal collection along sciatic nerve.
Avatar m tn Severe degeneration of the medial and lateral menisci noted with fraying of the articular surface and inner free edge of the menisci. No ligament injury is seen. There is severe attenuation and irregularity of the cartilage of the femoro tibial joints. Diffuse nonspecific thickening (minor degree) of the synovium noted. No joint effusion is seen." Hoping you can explain this to me in layman terms and also is this why I am still experiencing so much pain.
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.
1711850 tn?1308362825 from the symptoms you describe, it certainly sounds like an inury to the extensor mechanism of the knee, either the patella tendon, or the articular cartilage of the knee. Sometimes, MRI is not sensitive enough to find the injury, and in these cases physical examination and history may have to suffice. perhaps it is time for a second opinion?