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Painful knee, cartilage at knee joint reduced. Done arthroscopy. What can be done?

having a pain in the knee.the cartilage at knee joint reduced. a small stone seen at knee joint.
one doctor advised to remove as early as possible science it may damage the joint more.
another dortor said if it gives regularly pain then we can think for operation/ arthoscopy. He further said that my knee may required a knee replacement in future since the present knee situation is showing we can wait for some time for both problems. what shall i do know pl.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at HCM.

I have read complete details of your question.

It looks from your details that most probably you may be having loose bodies in your knee.The loose bodies are part of the soft part of the knee or hard part of knee arising from structures with in knee.

These can also be due to inflection ,inflammation or other reasons.

These harm by rubbing over the soft & smooth articular surface of knee.

These bodies should be removed by arthroscopic or by open procedure.

You should consult to your orthopedic surgeon for this.

Hope this will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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