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Offline Louisamith

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Is it possible to have synovitis without any cartilage defects ?
« on: November 14, 2021, 07:51:46 PM »
Sorry about all the questions on this site, however I am not able to see a specialist until March 2022.

I currently get red and hot knees (no swelling” in the evenings and in the mornings even though I have been resting for about 3 months.

They also make a creaking sound like a old door (no joke).

Anyone have any ideas ? I’m 99.99% sure it’s chondromalacia but i haven’t heard of anyone getting hot knees with this?

Thanks again for all your advice

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Re: Is it possible to have synovitis without any cartilage defects ?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2021, 02:24:16 AM »
anyone?

Offline Brandon123

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Re: Is it possible to have synovitis without any cartilage defects ?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 06:50:39 PM »
Good question! I think so, and that Dr. Dye has diagnosed patients with synovitis without them having any cartilage defects. But most commonly, I believe, it is the cartilage defects (small fragments/particles) that cause the synovitis. Getting hot and red knees is very possible with chondromalacia. I have it and I have heard others on the forum saying the same.

How old are you?
RK sharp pain while running, diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 6/09
RK arthroscopic chondroplasty 9/09
RK rehab, recovery, 90% normal, started running again -> back to square one 5/15
RK diagnosis patellofemoral arthritis + LK diagnosis chondromalacia patellae 8/15 -> conservative treatment

Offline SuspectDevice

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Re: Is it possible to have synovitis without any cartilage defects ?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 06:37:02 PM »
I think it is possible.  Had you been pushing your knees hard before it started?

I just read your other post over in my success story thread & noticed the running story - I've posted more over there.
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L Medial menisectomy 2012
PFPS both knees 2012-2017
Pre-CRPS diagnosed 2014 (I think this was crap)
2017 - 90+% cured via Dr Dye's research
2018 - MTB crash, busted collarbone & ribs - easy compared to knees!
2021 - ride 3x/week, swim 2x/week, gym 2x/week, short runs 2x/week, back to short races