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Stabbing pain above and around knee cap when tightening and straightening the leg. Pcl and lcl reconstruction 6 years ago?

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

Prosthesis (Definition)

A prosthesis is an artificial substitute for a missing part of the body. Examples would be an artifical ...Read more


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Outside left knee pain, pain is near kneecap, unable to bear weight or bend, acl reconstruction in 02?

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

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Painful lump above right hip bone?

Painful lump above right hip bone?

Painful lump : Above right hip bone could mean an infection , boil, abscess, cellulitis or metastasis from bone tumor. Hard to say without more information and examination. Best thing to do is consult your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Left knee medial compartment joint replacement hardware with abnormal uptake of tracer in the medial left femoral condyle proximal to the prosthesis.

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

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Are emg's painful? (left leg below knee)

Are emg's painful? (left leg below knee)

Hurt a little: Emgs done by really good physicians should not really hurt much than a minor acupuncture needle. That said there are locations in some mucles that hurt way more than others, like hand, feet and face. Most people tolerate it well. ...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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No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do i need total knee replacement surgery?

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 more

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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?

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?

Vascular exam: You must be examined and have venous and arterial doppler studues performed: do not ignore these symtoms and additionally, cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more

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Numbness from knee to toes right leg after total hip replacement 6 weeks ago. Pain riht hip. Is this normal?

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

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Posterior calf tight. Vein inch above Achilles bulging and pinching. Feels like rubber band around calf several inches above bulge vein. No trauma. ?

Posterior calf tight. Vein inch above Achilles bulging and pinching. Feels like rubber band around calf several inches above bulge vein. No trauma. ?

Get eval: If painful and problematic, best for you to get an eval. May be phlebitis, muscle sprain, tendon sprain/injury, may be a dvt. Without an exam tough to say, best wishes. ...Read more

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Swelling above kneecap, also have knee arthritus.What to do?

Swelling above kneecap, also have knee arthritus.What to do?

Many options: Treatment for arthritis starts with therapy and medications. Sometimes using a cane help. Injections are used to help minimize pain and decrease swelling. When all else fails surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain in lower thigh above knee?

Pain in lower thigh above knee?

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

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Pain in back, left leg thigh joint, left leg bone below knee, pain in foot bone near pinky toe & one beside it, glucose levels r elevated bordererline?

Pain in back, left leg thigh joint, left leg bone below knee, pain in foot bone near pinky toe & one beside it, glucose levels r elevated bordererline?

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, among the more common is a sciatica, which is pain from an irritated nerve in the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated for it. ...Read more

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2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain full thicartil

2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations  .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain  full thicartil

Try realignment : 53 is still young 4 tka. Find a good knee specialist who can do xam x-rays & other imaging 2help u make an informed decision. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?

Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?

Best answered by Ur-: Treating ortho. There R a few options, but one needs 2 C Ur x-rays and do a hands on xam. The options R from a high tibial osteotomy, arthroscopic debredment,or TKA, tho Ur young 4 the TKA? There R also injections like synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or steroids. ...Read more