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Do I need knee surgery

I was involved in an accident where the MRI states I have moderate cartilage loss around patella, joint effusion and a marginal flap on patella ridge.  This has cased popping, grinding painful sensations in the knee.  Its very hard for me to walk as I'm always limping ect......Is sergury recommended for this?
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Pain can cause other problems in the body. I had a knee replacement 8 years ago and there is literally no pain now.  If you do get the surgery, you may want to order a cooler, which lets you wrap a flap around your knee.  The cooler then will recycle iced water through it and help with the swelling and healing. They are available online. If you decide to get one, check Amazon.com first.
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