What caused it and how is it possible?
I went to the doctor and he told me I have a knee of a 70 yr old and I am only 23 what is this??
Added 26 May 2012:
No its not that I messed up my knee when I was 16 yrs old & had to have surgery went thru physical therapy & all. Then about a year maybe two years ago my knee really started bothering me & causing me pain then I fell on it in Nov of last year went to er they took xrays then referred me to the orthopedic & that's when he told me I have a knee of a 70yr old woman & that I WILL HAVE TO HAVE A KNEE REPLACEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YRS
I am afraid you need to be a bit more specific here. Like what is your diagnosis for instance. Do you have osteoarthritis??? Is he telling you that you need a knee replacement? Is there "crunching" going on in there? Did he mention laproscopic surgery to "clean out" and see what's going on?
Are you athletic? I am afraid your comment is too vague to say much with authority but I do know what joints of an 80 year old because I had them when I was in my 40s. Not a very nice thing to hear. Sounds sarcastic to me. Actually, when my doctor said that... it wasn't because he was giving me a diagnosis... it was because I cannot walk too fast and I walk with two canes.
I assured him that my "chest" hadn't hit my knees like my grandmother, if you get my drift. Sometimes doctors say things that are kind of "crass". Perhaps he was having a crass moment and it means nothing but to slow down your activities (whatever that might mean to you) like pounding the pavement for instance, if you are a runner... just talking out loud here...
I hope you will write a bit more. I am shooting blindly here. Normally, my aim is good but this one needs more input. I look forward to hearing more about your condition. It may not be serious if you are now worried. He shouldn't have left you worse than when you went in... that is just RUDE and unprofessional of him.
Peace to you in your world and I hope you are chilling a bit, too.
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