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Mild degenerative changes are present including mild medial joint space narrowing

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Some help: There is normally cartilage between the bones in the knee. If it is gone (mild joint space narrowing) in whole or part, the bones grind on each other ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Mora
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Djd: Those findings are c/w degenerative joint disease,ie your knee has some wear on the ant and medial sides. As the cartilage wears down the joint space ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It sounds: like mild degenerative arthritis/osteoarthritis.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
What?: I am not sure what you are asking of us. Your results are common, standard and represent a need to see the orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscal tear: A degenerative meniscal tear simply refers to a tear in part of the cartilage within the knee joint, caused by wear and tear. Joint effusion refers t ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The findings on your MRI can be associated with back pain and even pain running into the leg. There are many non surgical options including medicatio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Absolutely not: Spacers make room between teeth for placement of metal bands on back teeth. Braces ; wires align teeth. At 37 the 2 halves of your upper jaw have fu ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Postop: Definitely need to follow up with the surgeon who performed your fusion!
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Medial joint space: You are born with a specific amount of joint space and through aging, wear and tear, arthritis, etc, that space can lessen. Mild means just a little, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More info: Angles to me without films mean little. If you are havin g symptoms, an anti-inflammatory may be of benefit.
A 52-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 male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: Fluid in the facet joints is caused by inflammation of the joint. The degenerative changes of the spine and schmorl's nodes are typical of arthritis i ... Read More
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