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what does it mean on a ct scan "mild nonspecific sclerosis is noted adjacent to right si joint"?

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
It depends: Why did you get a CT scan. i dislke recycling the words of the report but sclerosis is very non specific. What symptoms are you having? Did you have an injury. This could just be an incidental finding. Many people have this on CT and have completely asymptomatic SI joints. Sclerosis can be a sign of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Increased density: Sclerosis refers to an increase in bone density. While there are multiple potential causes of this finding, among the most common is degenerative arthritis (of the right si joint in your case).

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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