A 50-year-old female asked:
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mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. what does it all mean?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
MRI can show many: Things going on at the same time in great detail. The issue is why the mri. What are the current symptoms and what is being treated. Anyone with a touch of arthritis, andabruise can have similar findings on MRI as it is at times oversensitive and indiscriminately "positive" often one is better off seeing a qualified hand surgeon or orthopedist rather than worry about a laundry list of MRI finding.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Basal thumb joint OA: The base of the thumb is a very common spot for osteoarthritis. This diagnosis can usually be made without imaging studies, so if your doctor ordered an MRI scan, i suspect the doctor had some special concern or diagnosis in mind.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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