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Above Knee Prosthesis
Stabbing pain above and around knee cap when tightening and straightening the leg. Pcl and lcl reconstruction 6 years ago?
PLC blowout: Poss post traumatic arthritis of the patellofemoral joint but more likely scarring of the superior patellar pouch and intra articular aspect of the knee. See your orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes arthroscopy with adhesinolysis and/or chondroplasty can be helpful if conservative measures fail. ...Read more
Outside left knee pain, pain is near kneecap, unable to bear weight or bend, acl reconstruction in 02?
Outer knee pain: Any injury? May be meniscus degeneration, tendinitis , stress fracture ( if active), or tibial plateau fracture. Try NSAIDs,ice 15 minutes on 45 minutes off 3-4 x/day, elevate, kinesiotape over sore spot ,crutches for a few days and of course follow up with ortho as need xray to check for subtle fracture and may need 3 phase bone scan if still concerned about stress fracture with negative xray ...Read more
Left knee medial compartment joint replacement hardware with abnormal
uptake of tracer in the medial left femoral condyle proximal to the prosthesis.
Varies : It varies in part on the type of scan you underwent and the timing of when your knee replace my was done as well. A standard bone scan will light up with increased bone activity and would be concerning for loosening, infection, or fracture. A white blood labeled scan that lights up whilst be concerning for infection. I would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do i need total knee replacement surgery?
Total knee surgery: Possibly, however the decision to perform a total knee replacement doesn't just depend on xray findings of "bone on bone" arthritis. Many non-surgical options are available to improve symptoms of knee arthritis in an effort to delay surgery such as: medications, injections, braces, activity modification, and physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Posterior right leg from bottom of gastroc to just above ankle is 2-3x wider than right. MRI + D-dimer norm. GSV reflux below knee. Check kidneys?
Leg burning pain below knee into ankle. R leg. I have total knee, hip deterioratio, and feels like sciatica in thigh and butt.
May be sciatica : You can ask your physician to see a rheumatologist or a neurologist ...Read more
Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more
Numbness from knee to toes right leg after total hip replacement 6 weeks ago. Pain riht hip. Is this normal?
Not normal: No, it doesn't sound normal. Please call your surgeon and speak to the doctor on call with the answering service. If this is new, may need to go to ER. ...Read more
Posterior calf tight. Vein inch above Achilles bulging and pinching. Feels like rubber band around calf several inches above bulge vein. No trauma. ?
Injured knee for 2 months knee popping, thigh bone hurts also hip hurts tingling through entire leg and numbing in bottom of foot not insured?
Sounds: like you have internal "derangement"(= cartilage tear) in your knee joint and the instability is remedied by overusing muscles in your thigh! You should have these symptoms evaluated and I see you are a US resident...why no insurance..apply for insurance via The Affordable Health Care Act ("Obamacare") depending upon your State you will be offered low cost or no cost insurance) Hope this helps! D ...Read more
Muscle strain: Possibilities include muscle strain, nerve inflammation, circulation problem. If there's redness and swelling, be tested for a deep clot on your veins. If there's pain with activity, there could be circulation problem. Suggest to your dr a arterial and venous us of your lower extremities. Quit smoking if you do. Take care! ...Read more