Knee pain at age of 60 .Should
  Knee pain at age of 60 .Should

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Knee pain at age of 60 .Should one go for surgery at this age ? Knee cap hurts later or can it lead to back pain later ?

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Hello madam ,
It is suggested to consult an orthopedician to find the cause for the knee pain. If it can be rehabilitated then the surgery can be avoided or postponed .
There are chances to get back pain if there is abnormal knee posture (related to hip and foot alignment) leading to improper weight bearing, walking and causing pain. Rehabilitation can help in this situation.

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