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What does degenerative uptake of the knee mean

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Contrast imaging: I take it that you have had a contrast imaging of the knee. The term means that there is a filling defect in part of the knee (probably cartilage) th ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Overuse uptake: It means you did not give me enough information to help. Is this a bone scan? An X-ray or what?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The bone scan: is "active" with ANY INFLAMMATORY process including degenerative arthritis which may be the reason in your case! IT'S A NON-SPECIFIC FINDING!!!!!!!!!! ... Read More
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See specialist: Your best option is to see an ORS who is a tumor/ reconstructive surgeon. There are several centers in Canada and many in the U.S.You want a surgeon w ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies in part on the type of scan you underwent and the timing of when your knee replace my was done as well. A standard bone scan will light up ... Read More
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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
DJD: It means degenerative joint disease of bone. It is also known as osteoarthritis. It is usual wear and tear of bones with age. It is common and gets wo ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say.: It may just be some soft tissue irritation, or maybe you have a meniscal tear or a loose body in the knee.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See Below: Patellar tendinitis (patellar tendinopathy, also known as jumper's knee), is a relatively common cause of pain in the inferior patellar region in athl ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Reduced uptake: Photopenia (cold) means reduction of photons being imaged in nuclear medicine or PET imaging. Increased uptake is usually active or hot. On bone scans ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Cartilage loss: "chondral" pertains to cartilage the cartilage lining the joint spaces of the knee can become thinned or irregular for many different reasons, includ ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: Several issues can cause this type of pain including those involving the hip, knee and soft tissues of the thigh. If this is a chronic issue, have it ... Read More

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