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Generally: Speaking its discussing the wear and tear of the cartilage on the patella/kneecap. Grade 4 is significant wear and tear, suggesting that there could be bone on bone issues. Most people with this may need surgery to correct this. You could consider stem cell therapy as an option for relief. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more
Partial blockage: "Reversible ischemia of the anterior lateral wall" likely came from a nuclear stress test report. It suggests that part of the heart does not get enough oxygen when stressed (example: during exercise), but does get enough oxygen when at rest. This can happen if there is a partial blockage of an artery.Symptom may be chest pressure or pain when walking. Follow-up with the doctor is very important. ...Read more
Moderate pressure: It is dependent on the angle of the force and the consistency of the bone. ...Read more
Not likely: But hard to explain in any other way and would require giving you a new "ailment" which I am not excited about. I wonder if your pe could be causing some referred discomfot. Usually this is felt as pain not prickly. ...Read more
Months: Severe lat epicondylitis or tennis elbow needs to be treated with occasional steroid injections, counterforce bracing and exercise. Sometimes a wrist splint helps. Some doctors have found prp helpful. If all fails and you have tried conservative treatment for 6-12 months than surgery should help. ...Read more
Ischemia: This term is a desciption of the fact that the front and left sides of the left ventricle are not getting enough blood during stress situations. The left ventricle is the main part of the heart. The term reversible means that during stress this part of the heart does not get enough blood and it implies that the artery going to that part of the heart has a blockage. ...Read more
MANY OPTIONS: 1st q to ask: was the laminectomy appropriate tx of choice initially? Signific # of back pain pts are s/p laminectomy. Was laminectomy for stenosis or herniated disc & then u developed stenosis subsequently? Back surgeries r great if successful 1st surgery. If not, repeat surgery has very poor success rates. Natural options always better. Lose wt #1, if overwt. Then research the many other options. ...Read more
Let me help: If you see the picture of the knee, we could see the knee cap controlled by 4 muscles, when they are in balance, the knee cap will be in good position, when they are not we have problem. So we do release on outside muscle (lateral retinacular release), and tinting the inside muscle (medial retinacular reefing) to correct that imbalance. This way the patella will function correctly. Thank you. ...Read more
Cross cover test: There are a series of 2 tests - the cross cover test and cover/uncover test that is used to determine the type and amount of ocular misalignment. Far lateral phoria is common and is not important. If you think you may have an ocular misalignment, then see a strabismis specialist ophthalmologist. Most major cities will have this type of ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have a sudden onset of of left lateral hep pain that has continued to worsen over the last 4. ..no injury?
Worsening pain: Requires evaluation, especially if there is no injury. Get seen right away. ...Read more
What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? Do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?
Slower recovery, no: Lateral release, although rarely needed, does cause significant quad atrophy. Pt will aid in a faster recovery and educating you in terms of proper exercises to do during the various stages of recovery. Expensive, but worth it I think. Not only that but many therapists are fun which gives you a break from the rat race. ...Read more
I have some sort of hard growth on lateral malleolus, doesn't hurt, it's just there. Should I be concerned or could this be normal?
A growth by: Definition is not normal. Visit a doctor, get a diagnosis and see if treatment is needed. ...Read more
Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is appearing as a lateral type. There are other types of scoliosis including but not limited to: spasmodic, congenital and neurogenic ...Read more
Porcelain veneer: Peg lateral incisor it is not fully developed permanent adult lateral incisor. Porcelain veneers are the most common treatment for peg lateral incisors. The treatment is super conservative and require little or no tooth preparation. ...Read more
Poor blood flow: Ischemia is when there is less blood flow or delivery of oxygen to tissue than needed. Lateral ischemia means that this is happening to the left sidewall of the pumping chamber of the heart. This is usually related to blockage in the flow of blood in the coronaries, blood vessels that feed the heart muscle. ...Read more
I assume: You mean your EKG suggest lateral ischemia and LVH (which is short for left ventricular hypertrophy). Interpreting ischemic changes is difficult without knowing the history behind the EKG, but from what you mention it appears that you have some changes on your EKG that "could" be related to coronary disease. LVH on EKG suggests that the left side of your heart "could" be thickened. ...Read more
Not enough blood: The test is suggesting that not enough blood is getting to the lateral wall of the heart. The most common cause would be a blockage in a heart artery. This is usually confirmed with a coronary angiogram or heart catheterization. The stress tests are correct about 80% of the time. Something to discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Appendage: You likely speak of the left and right atrial appendages. ...Read more
Lateral release: There is little benefit to performing a lateral release. Lateral patellar tilt is an indication, but patellofemoral problems are very difficult to treat in patients. ...Read more