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Mri For Elbow
Mri: can not see bursa on xray exam ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Last resort: Be sure that you have exhausted all conservative treatments to include pt, meds, bracing, and injections. If all has failed and the pain is limiting function and quality of life then surgery may be an option. This often is done by releasing the tendon in this area. Be sure to have all of your questions answered prior to surgery. If it means seeing the ortho again, then do it! ...Read more
Depends: There are wide variations in costs fro mris of the shoulder. They can range from $300 to $9000. Rotator cuff tears can often be diagnosed by physical examination, but cannot be confirmed without imaging. However, there are also alternatives such as ultrasound, which can also confirm rotator cuff tears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?
Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more
Is it: tennis elbow/pinched nerve/elbow necrosis/damaged cartilage? What kind of scans/tests can show diagnosis 100% for unbearable elbow pain.
Have had shoulder pain for ~1 year, MRI showed supraspinatus tendinosis + bicipital tenosynovitis. PT for a year, no improvements. Suggestions?
Arthroscopy: It comes down in part to the base cause of it. Are you over using it and can that be modified. Is it sports telated and you are not warming up well or using bad technique? If the cause is unclear, sometimes a diagnostic arthroscopy can shed light on the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more
To prevent it: Wrist curls, flexing the wrist with a very light dumbbell with palm facing forward or backward (reverse wrist curl), can strengthen the forearm and elbow which is good for prevention. But if you already have elbow tendonitis (tennis or golf elbow), then avoiding overuse is advised. Treatment includes rest, icing, an elbow splint, & possibly a cortisone injection if simple measures aren't enough. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Experiencing elbow crepitus when extending and get locking for 2 months. Have elbow pain and tendonitis. MRI w/o contrast normal. Get better on own?
Maybe: They say time heals all wounds. It is possible however that some of the symptoms will improve, and others will not. As long as there's no serious damage that requires physical therapy or surgery, it should be fine to proceed with activity as tolerated after a short period of rest. Ask you doctor if it is appropriate to get physical therapy. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Knee mri showed torn meniscus and bone spurs. Now dr wants bone scan.is that scan needed after mri. What would bone scan show that isn't on mri??
How long for wrist to heal after wrist arthroscopy for ruptured ligament in triangular cartelage?
Did you ask your Dr?: That could vary from case to case. Did you ask your doctor who did the procedure? ...Read more
What is the cost of a shoulder arthrogram with contrast mri? Specifically for a possible torn labrum.
$=about 3500: Depends on the provider ; state u live in. ...Read more
Can physio work for scaphoid ligament injury over a year old. Nothing showed on X-ray but MRI showed gap widening. Also wrist clunks on movement?
Prob. not: Scapholunate ligament injuries are fairly common and quite often late diagnosed.Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles in the hand but will not cause the ligament to 'heal itself'.If u r having pain in the center of your wrist and it causes painful 'clunking' w/motion for more than a year i would suggest seeing an ors w/ interest in hand injuries and think about having sl repair.Gl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck arm pain and numbness from cervical hnp but no motor weakness. Should i go for acdf in 30 yr. Pt? Mri shows rt. C5-6 root compress.Sx for a year
Nerve impingement: Of the neck is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. It can cause severe vision impairment and muscle spasms. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone shots around a tendon have rare risk of rupturing the tendon. That being said, Ortho Hand doctors may be able to do this shot easily and safely. If still having pain despite the shot, would recommend seeing Ortho Hand surgeon. ...Read more
Diagnosed with elbow tendinitis and have clicking when extending. MRI w/o contrast came back normal. Can a MRI w/o contrast find loose body in elbow?
Consider arthrogram: Loose bodies are not the only source of clicking in the elbow, but are a consideration. They are hard to detect in the elbow on an MRI sometimes, and giving IV contrast is not helpful. An arthrogram, in which contrast is injected into the elbow joint itself and then followed by either a CT scan or MRI scan is usually the test if choice for loose bodies. ...Read more