Last year I started suffering from left knee pain. However, nothing relevant resulted from the X-Ray exam.
Just in June, as the pain continued and worsened, a MRI detected a thin osteonecrotic area of nearly 1.5 centimetres in the central part of the loading surface of the inner femoral condyle, with mild depression of the cortical bone profile combined with diffused and intense bone marrow oedema in the femoral condyle.
The orthopaedic suggested me to try a conservative therapy with cortisone and hyaluronic acid infiltration in addition to reduced movements, better if in water. After an apparent improvement, pain appeared again in the second half of September and a second MRI showed a worsening situation: “wide osteonecrotic area
of nearly 2 centimetres of the inner femoral condyle, characterized by osteochondral erosion crater and bone marrow oedema in the femoral condyle contiguous parts”.
At that point, he suggested me to undergo total knee prosthesis.
What do you think about it?