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Will Leaving Dead Bone In The Knee Cause Serious Problems Later?

I was diagnosed this week with having dead bone in my knee which has caused terrible pain for months. My doctor is suggesting arthroscopic surgery as a conservative action but did suggest I will eventually need knee replacement. I just turned 58 years told and I realize I am limited on remedies. Leaving the dead bone in the knee....does this cause more serious problems?
Tue, 7 Apr 2020
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Hello,

If you are in early stages of osteonecrosis (dead bone) your doctor may help you with painkillers etc, but the best solution is surgery.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician
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Will Leaving Dead Bone In The Knee Cause Serious Problems Later?

Hello, If you are in early stages of osteonecrosis (dead bone) your doctor may help you with painkillers etc, but the best solution is surgery. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician