Posted by: sue | 2005/06/07


If the broke cartilege is going to be "shaved" like the dr said, will i be able to use my knee as normal again? (eg tennis, cycling, hiking). Isn't my knee supposed to have cartilege to function?

If i decide on not having the operation now and try to strenghten the muscles by way of exercising, will i have worse problems later? i am only 40 years old and my knees are sounding like Pinnochio's
I also read about using glucosamine supplements...Can it really repair cartilege?

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Dear Sue
Your doctor is the only one who really knows the extent of your problem and why he wants to do an operation- if there is loose cartilege chips in the knee and he wants to shave off some of the cartilege, you will probably be as good as new after the operation- this does not mean that you should be jumping from trees and falling on your knees! I have no personal experience with glucosamine supplements, but patients using it has only good things to say about it (better mobility, less Pinochio sounds etc).
Regarding exercise being an option- please discuss with your doctor. As I said in my previous response- exercise helped quite a number of people- I cannot answer as everybody is an individual.

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