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Is it possible?To ?Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

Is it possible?To ?Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

No need: If the problem is painful arthritis, the joint can be safely removed, called a distal clavicle resection. If the joint is unstable because of injured cc ligaments, the ligaments can be reconstructed. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Are artificial sweeteners linked to muscle and joint pain?

Are artificial sweeteners linked to muscle and joint pain?

Not that I know of.: All artificial sweeteners had to go through clinical testing for approval, testing never required for sugars. However this testing was months, not decades. The larger problem with artificial sweeteners; even though no sugar, the sweet taste itself (brain controls body) seems to inhibit body fat loss & promote wt gain, probably via Insulin release. Look up dietdoctor test of pepsimax on ketones. ...Read more

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Could artificial facet joint replacement technology be used for the cervical spine?

Could artificial facet joint replacement technology be used for the cervical spine?

Good idea.: This may be possible in the future. I do not know of any technology such as this that we have access to currently. Artificial discs are being used in the spine, but so far, no replacement for the actual facet joints. ...Read more

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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed?  Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

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Is joint cracking and popping a symptom of marfan's syndrome?

Is joint cracking and popping a symptom of marfan's syndrome?

Yes: People with marfan's can have joint cracking and popping, but joint popping and cracking is seen in many diseases and in many healthy people without joint disease. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

What sort of problem is joint replacement with an artificial joint?

Whiich joint?: Which joint disc hip shoulder knee elbow wrist ankle finger pipj mcp. ...Read more

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Titanium knee joint replacement possible?

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Titanium knee joint replacement possible?

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, however, one total knee replacement made of titanium where they have hardened the end of the titanium (making it a ceramic compound). ...Read more

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Crunch in the jaw joint ?

Crunch in the jaw joint
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Crunch: Crepes. Usually indicates damage to cartilaginous disc, or arthritic changes, resulting in bone-on-bone contact. Occlusal Orthotic (mouth guard) may provide symptomatic relief. See your Dentist. ...Read more

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Extremely easy-to-get joint sprains are a sign of what joint problems?

Extremely easy-to-get joint sprains are a sign of what joint problems?

Hypermobility: Excessive motion and loose ligaments can cause this problem. A rheumatologist should be able to assess. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

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, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What are the advantages of artificial joints over transplant joints?

What are the advantages of artificial joints over transplant joints?

No rejection: In principle replacement of joints with a deceased donor source is logical. However, the larger the tissue, the more difficult to create adequate blood supply, and foreign tissue (not from an identical twin) is subject to the rejection response requiring anti-rejection drugs. Smaller grafts, bone, cartilage, cornea don't require a significant blood supply and are at less risk for rejection. ...Read more

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Typo in last question. My injury diagnosis is chronic whiplash syndrome with srernomanuibral joint malfun tion. Rehab soon and wondering how long?

Typo in last question. My injury diagnosis is chronic whiplash syndrome with srernomanuibral joint malfun tion.  Rehab soon and wondering how long?

Sternum=3 parts: Upper is the manubrium, joined 2 the body of the sternum by a joint, then the main body of the sternum. @ the lower end is the zyphoid process. The upper joint is not very movable, but can b injured like any joint. Usually ice nsaids, ; it will get better. Usually from a direct blow 2 the chest. I never saw anyone who needed treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose facet joint syndrome?

How do you diagnose facet joint syndrome?

With difficulty: This is a diagnosis doctors disagree about. Mri and ct may show degeneration (aging, arthritis) of the small joints behind the disk and nerve channel. In some people this is painless. In some folks they may be a source of pain. Injection of medication (anesthetic or cortisone like) into the joint or around the small nerve supplying the joint is viewed by some as evidence of facet joint syndrome. ...Read more

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Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

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 get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more

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What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint ?

What are supartz (hyaluronic acid) injections used for arthritic knee joint ?

Can help reduce pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid) is a form of viscosupplementation. There are many chemicals used :synvisc, orthovisc, Hyalgan and others. These are chemical substances that are similar to the cartilage of the knee. Some are totally synthetic and one is from the comb of a rooster. They are used as a single or series of injections into the knee to relieve pain and improve function. They are inert and have no side effects. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of artificial joint replacment surgeries?

Pain relief: Joints are typically replaced when they become arthritic and painful. Artificial joints do not function as well as normal joints, but do perform better than painful/arthritic joints. Range of motion and strenght are typically improved with joint replacement surgery, which leads to better function. Artificial joints will all eventually wear out and there are some limitations with there use. ...Read more

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Pain Management: How long can the positive effects of a cervical facet joint nerve block diagnostic test last before retreatment (been 1 month now)?

Pain Management: How long can the positive effects of a cervical facet joint nerve block diagnostic test last before retreatment (been 1 month now)?

Facet block: Most patients report a benefit lasting 1-3 months although some patients report longer benefit. Benefits in the cervical paraspinals are limited compared to lumbar intra-articular facet blocks. ...Read more

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What's the best way to test s1 joint dysfunction?

What's the best way to test s1 joint dysfunction?

No consensus: Many tests have been evaluated to see which has the best sensitivity and specificity for si joint pain. The faber is useful, as is ganselons and the gillet test. Tenderness right over the joint is also suggestive. Really, the big picture of the tests mentioned above plus the exclusion of other problems helps to solidify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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