Q: My knee has been hurting.Its fine at some times but at other times it hurts so bad i limp.Will i have to get knee replacement surgery.
Well before jumping into surgery, a doctor needs to determine why your knee hurts. Maybe you have tendonitis? Or maybe you have a torn ligament or meniscus? But if you do have joint deterioration to the point that the bones are rubbing against each other such as the case in end-stage osteoarthritis of the knee, then you might be a candidate for a knee replacement surgery. Other factors, in addition to the diagnosis, determine the correct treatment plan for your knee pain such as your weight, fitness level and age. Only a professional can evaluate your entire situation and decide what will be the best place to start.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
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