I was in an automobile accident
about 3 years ago. I was stopped at a red light and was hit from behind by
a drunk driver at a high rate of speed. In addition to other injuries, my
knees hit the dashboard with force. I have suffered from alot of
pain. The surgeon said that I have arthritis, a Baker's cyst and torn cartilage.
I never suffered from arthritis before. Could the impact of this crash
have started the arthritis and the Baker's cyst? I had arthroscopic
surgery done. The arthritis was medium to severe. I would appreciate
hearing from you.
It is not possible for me to communicate on the particulars of your situation. Impact injuries to the joints can cause cartilage damage. Cartilage damage can cause arthritis and lead to a Baker's cyst over time.
Thank you for your question.
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