Prof. Dr. Mehmet İşyar – Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Doktoru

Cartilage Problems in the Knee

Mehmet İşyar, M.D. Prof

Knee cartilage problems refer to orthopedic conditions that affect the health of the knee joint and can lead to problems such as pain, stiffness and restricted movement. Cartilage in the knee joint is a smooth tissue that covers the joint surfaces and allows smooth joint movements. However, cartilage tissue can be damaged or worn down for various reasons. Cartilage problems in the knee can usually occur in the following ways:

Cartilage damage: The cartilage in the knee joint can be damaged by trauma, sports injuries or aging. This damage can lead to fraying of the cartilage surface, splits or holes, which can result in joint pain and stiffness.
Cartilage Loss: Degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis can lead to loss of knee cartilage over time. Cartilage loss can cause the bones to rub against each other and cause pain and inflammation in the joint.
Cartilage tears: Tears can occur in the cartilage surface of the knee joint. These tears can limit joint movement and cause pain.
Cartilage Lesions: In some cases, localized cartilage lesions may appear in the knee joint. These lesions are particularly common in young active individuals and may require treatment.

If left untreated, cartilage problems in the knee can progress and lead to more serious complications. It is therefore important that they are evaluated by an orthopedic doctor to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment options include

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