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    Old 05-17-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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    Is 25 too young to have osteoarthritis?

    I had an MRI done and it showed cartilage loss and a 5 mm subchondral cyst in my left knee. I'm only 25...does that mean I have osteoarthritis or could other things cause that? I haven't spoke to my doctor yet, I've only read the MRI results. If I have it already...what does that mean about my future? I'm already in so much pain...I'm scared.

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    Old 05-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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    Re: Is 25 too young to have osteoarthritis?

    No, you are not too young.

    OA normally comes from aging and the cartilage breaking down. But trauma or overuse as a kid/teen, can do the same thing. I hurt my left knee at 14 and was bone to bone with the same subchondral cysts and other problems when I was 24.

    I've had a lot of surgery over the years to remove anything in the joint(pieces of cartilage or bone) and done a ton of PT to keep the leg muscles strong and my ortho and my rheumatologist(arthritis specialist) kept me moving for a long time. But a very bad left knee lead to dependency on the right knee and it too fell apart. I had both knees replaced at 47.

    I will be 60 this year and will probably have my first set of revisions this year. Not because the implants are a problem but because it appears I've gotten rheumatoid arthritis in both knees too and I need the synovial membranes removed. So as long as they are in there, why not replace at least the plastic parts so I get a longer life from the metal parts.

    And through it all I've married(36 years), worked, had 2 kids(now have my second grandchild coming), and have generally had a good life...despite having bad knees.

    We all have something. Sorry yours in bad knees. But it is manageable.

    hugs.............Jenny(14 knee surgeries and counting)

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