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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint stabilization: The capsule about the joint helps stabilize the joint. It also helps maintain the synovial fluid within the joint. The synovial fluid is a lubricant f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
To Stabilize Joints: The joint capsule provides joint stability. If injured it can lead to stiffness and may then be surgically removed, without compromising stability as ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint capsule: The lining that connects between 2 bones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
No: A synovial joint has a capsule surrounding it. These are joints like the shoulder, knee, hip and many many others. There are also fibrous joints (lik ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: It sounds like you are reading the x-ray report of someone with knee osteoarthritis. Joint space narrowing = cartilage loss. Spurring = bone spurs. Su ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Inflammation: It means there may be inflammation of that joint, especially if you have pain in that area.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the art ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibro ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience in Pain Management
See a specialist : You should be seeing and orthopedist for probable arthroscopic surgery.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
see details: Fluid in the tibiotalar joint related to inflammation of that joint.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dewey Jones iv
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Same?: This may be one and the same. Cartilage loosens as arthritis progresses. If you have locking and catching then an orthopedic surgeon may help.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Definitions: Articular cartilage refers to the lining of the bones in a joint (such as the knee, hip, shoulder, and wrist). It is an amazing dynamic structure that ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Dunn
59 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
ARTHRITIS: You mean suprapatellar space; no such bursa.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Young people tend to heal very well, but realize that sometimes a cure will involve surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ligament tear: The tfcc is the triangulo-fibro-cartilage complex. It connects the radius and ulna bone at the wrist. When torn can lead to pain and swelling(effusi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis and tear: The cartilage loss is similar to saying you have degenerative arthritis setting up in your knee. The meniscus is a cartilage cushion present in your ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Mangold
13 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case wi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Many causes: Could be gout, if no trauma or accident. Could also be an infection or a form of arthritis. I would see a doctor to have it evaluated and get the ri ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Zampini
18 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Short answer: yes: Each segment of the spine is held together by the disc ;#40;shock absorber between the bones up front;#41; and the ligaments in the back ;#40;facet ca ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Unfortunately, that means fairly extensive osteoarthritis throughout your knee. You may want to consider physical therapy, injections, or even surger ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Heal from what?: Joints iften do not heal depending on the causes of the trauma or inflammation. They heal but the same mechanisms that any tissue heals.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hy ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most knee replacements are made of cobalt alloys because they are harder. The titanium is generally too soft to work as a knee surface. There is, howe ... Read More
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