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Meniscus tear,knee pain,hip pain,limping,80 year old.Treatment?

I had miniscus tear reparied drng the last year y left hip has been sore to hay on, and has increased
the knee seems to ahe a lot and the pain goes down the outsdie of the leg on down the front bone nee to ancle
is this arteritis or from a disc problem in my back. I am limpimg and it hip and knee are painful. The surgeon feels i need a hip replacement. I walk with a cane. I was very active up to last year playng golf I turn80 yrs. oct. 13.
thank you. Eve
Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

A shooting pain starting from your lower back and going down the leg till the ankle joint is most posssibly due to lumbar disc disease. Whereas Pain in the hip joint radiating till the knee joint is most likely to be due to a Hip joint pathology.

An Xray of the Hip joint will show up the severity of the arthritic changes and depending upon your incapability in performing your activities of daily living, a total hip replacement may be indicated.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
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