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I’m only 55 and X-rays are showing my both knees bone on…

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I’m only 55 and...

I’m only 55 and X-rays are showing my both knees bone on bone with extreme pain! How does this happen at 55yrs?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

Yes, I’m the cold

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had ACL surgery on my right knee and meniscus tears in the left knee! But today I have no cartilage between the joints! Is 55 too young for a knee replacements

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 1 month ago

Dear *****ient, for the symptoms that you describe it is an arthrosis of knees, arthrosis have several causes among them, of genetic character as rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic history, or metabolic alterations like diabetes, hypothyroidism, and use of some medicine all These are causes that should be discarded and accelerate the deterioration of a joint damaging his cartilage, in his case despite being a young person it is possible to have some alterations in the articulation product of history such as fractures, meniscus injuries, and previous surgeries such as This was the case with LCA, since they are an invasive procedure that, despite generating improvement, represents an invasion of the tissue and generates a long-term wear process.

In addition to everything discussed the age factor that generate a physiological wear associated with bad habits such as overweight, overload of a joint for work, sedentary lifestyle are factors that also accelerate a process of deterioration of a joint as it can be knees.

In your case the ideal time to place a prosthesis does not depend on age, if not the limitation that your current knee to your life generates because if your knee limits activities considered necessary by you such as working, walking, going for a walk, perform a sport, go to the market and if the pain is no longer tolerated it is best to place the prosthesis as soon as possible because by placing it you will return to your normal life and without pain, which will improve your quality of life.

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