He said there was probably nothing he could do, I just have extremely bad cartilage
for someone my age and I'll need a knee
replacement in my 50s. Finally, he was able to get the HMO to allow an MRI, and, based on looking at the MRI, he decided I had worn the articular cartilage off the end of my femur, leaving exposed bone. He said there was microfracture surgery to correct that.