Mr Lee Taylor isaConsultant OrthopaedicSurgeon practising atSpire Portsmouth HospitalQ I'm in my 40's and never hadproblems with my knee. I woke iup about three weeks ago withsevere pain on the inside of myknee and have been unable towalk or sleep with comfort andcannot straighten my knee. Ido not understand as I haven'tinjured my knee. What couldIhave done?Over 50% of people who tear theircartilage over the age of 40 do not recall anyinjury to their knee. They search their man answer without success. Even if there is an within 2-4 weeks, it is time to seek helpinjury, it is often minor...l felt a twinge in my An experienced surgeon should be ableI heal itself.You naturally protect your kneeI it feels easier, but you still cannot trust itand return to exercise. Physiotherapy carind for i help with sprains, but if it has not workedknee as I got out of the car... but did not think to tell from examination, what is wronganything of it.. o am really struggling.A scan and an X-ray will confirm theThe pain is most commonly localised to the diagnosis and whether you have anyinside of the knee. You can often point to theassociated osteoarthritis. Like the treadspot....we call it the 'pointing sign t is veryon a car tyre, knees wear. An arthroscopypainful to straighten my knee, twisting on my (keyhole surgery) will remove a tornknee is agonising, it keeps me awake in bed cartilage, resolve the paiand I am walking with a limpYou may have sprained the ligaments on the (and there often has been problems inmild arthritis. If the arthritis is more severeinside of the knee, which will get better. If the the knee before) the surgeon will discusssymptoms continue beyond 2-3 weeks, it ishighly likely you have torn the cartilage. Thecartilage has little blood supply so does not need a knee replacement.this with you because arthroscopy maybe unsuccessful and you could eventuallS2To book a consultation or for any enquiries,please speak to our team onSpirePortsmouth Hospital02392 802 921or email info@spireportsmouth.comBartons Rd, Havant PO9 5NP

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Mr Lee Taylor isa Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practising at Spire Portsmouth Hospital Q I'm in my 40's and never had problems with my knee. I woke i up about three weeks ago with severe pain on the inside of my knee and have been unable to walk or sleep with comfort and cannot straighten my knee. I do not understand as I haven't injured my knee. What couldI have done? Over 50% of people who tear their cartilage over the age of 40 do not recall any injury to their knee. They search their m an answer without success. Even if there is an within 2-4 weeks, it is time to seek help injury, it is often minor...l felt a twinge in my An experienced surgeon should be able I heal itself.You naturally protect your knee I it feels easier, but you still cannot trust it and return to exercise. Physiotherapy car ind for i help with sprains, but if it has not worked knee as I got out of the car... but did not think to tell from examination, what is wrong anything of it.. o am really struggling.A scan and an X-ray will confirm the The pain is most commonly localised to the diagnosis and whether you have any inside of the knee. You can often point to the associated osteoarthritis. Like the tread spot....we call it the 'pointing sign t is veryon a car tyre, knees wear. An arthroscopy painful to straighten my knee, twisting on my (keyhole surgery) will remove a torn knee is agonising, it keeps me awake in bed cartilage, resolve the pai and I am walking with a limp You may have sprained the ligaments on the (and there often has been problems in mild arthritis. If the arthritis is more severe inside of the knee, which will get better. If the the knee before) the surgeon will discuss symptoms continue beyond 2-3 weeks, it is highly likely you have torn the cartilage. The cartilage has little blood supply so does not need a knee replacement. this with you because arthroscopy may be unsuccessful and you could eventuall S2 To book a consultation or for any enquiries, please speak to our team on Spire Portsmouth Hospital 02392 802 921 or email info@spireportsmouth.com Bartons Rd, Havant PO9 5NP

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