I don't know if this is the right place to post this or what not. I don't use forums often, I apologize ahead of time if this is wrong! About two years ago I got diagnosed with arthritis behind my knee cap. No cartilage at all, the doctor said it was the worst knee cap arthritis he had seen in a long time. He actually said it looks worse than most 85 year old+ men he sees (thanks). He couldn't believe I was still playing sports, lifting etc. So my question is, my pain is the same two years later. I still play basketball, run, exercise, and the pain hasn't gotten any worse (still hurts, but no progression, I know basketball is terrible for it). With no cartilage there at all can it get a much worse? As long as I keep my muscles in my legs strong will I be okay? Also, are there any good operations that are out there nowadays for younger people like me? I'm not overweight at all, I'm in the best shape I've ever been, but I don't want to screw myself up permanently because of my love of sports
Or if there is a specific thread for this stuff, could someone link me to it?!