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What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

I think you: Are reading and MRI report. The acromio-clavicular joint is in the shoulder between the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) and the clavicle (collar bone). An effusion is fluid in a joint. Synovium is a lining of a joint. Hypertrophy means that it has become large. In translation, it means you have a slightly damaged shoulder. Follow your doctor's advice.

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What is tibiotalar joint effusion?

See details: Fluid in the tibiotalar joint related to inflammation of that joint.

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What sort of problem is an aseptic joint effusion?

What sort of problem is an aseptic joint effusion?

Aseptic vs septic: An aseptic effusion can be due to an injury. If no injury occurs, an effusion can develop due to synovitis (acute inflammation of the joint). Patients with arthritis present with effusions as well when they are having a flair of the arthritis. A septic effusion means that you have an infection in that joint & that needs to be treated with at least an aspiration & antibiotics and possible surgery.

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What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck.

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How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

Traumatic inflammato: Occur more commonly than septic effusion they are both aseptic.

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What is the definition or description of: Aseptic joint effusion?

Non infectious fluid: An effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in a joint. A septic effusion is caused by infection. An aseptic effusion would be an increase in joint fluid that is not infectious; this usually include an inflammatory, arthritic, or traumatic cause. Gout is just one example of a condition that can cause an aseptic effusion.

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At what point is surgery needed to treat tibiotalar joint effusion?

Can't answer: If you have ankle swelling that persists see your MD or orthopedic surgeon. Some ankle 'effusions ' (? Mri quote) are response to an injury, infection, systemic disease, etc. Etc. Without any history I cannot even attempt to answer. Give a thorough history and get examined! Best of Luck!

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What is minimal joint effusion?

What is minimal joint effusion?

Fluid: Effusion means fluid that escapes... So in your case, minimal joint effusion is just that, a small amount of fluid has entered the joint and made it minimally swollen.

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Why won't my joint effusion go away?

See details: Joint swelling usually does not spontaneously resolve. It needs to be evaluate to determine the cause and treated appropriately. See a rheumatologist.

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What does it mean by mild joint effusion with synovitis?

What does it mean by mild joint effusion with synovitis?

Inflammation: It suggests some inflammation in the joint. Can be from sprain or trauma or other conditions like rheumatoid. Please follow up with your doctors. Best wishes

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Mild tricompart mental osteoarthric changes Torn PHMM Minimal joint effusion, with sizable backers cyst?

Physical therspy: The most important treatment for you is quad strengthening exercise. In addition to this there are medications, wedge insoles, injections, and surgeries to help relieve symptoms. There are many over the counter treatments such as moist heat, sports creams, Tylenol (acetaminophen) which you can use as well

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My fiance has been diagnosed with moderate-sized suprapatellar joint effusion for over 4 months now and it won't go away, what could be the cause?

My fiance has been diagnosed with moderate-sized suprapatellar joint effusion for over 4 months now and it won't go away, what could be the cause?

Injury vs over use: I'm assuming he is under a dr's care given the diagnosis. 4 months is protracted, if he is following his doc's care plan and not improving, a second option is indicated.

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What is definition of joint effusion tfcc tear wrist?

What is definition of joint effusion tfcc tear wrist?

Ligament tear: The tfcc is the triangulo-fibro-cartilage complex. It connects the radius and ulna bone at the wrist. When torn can lead to pain and swelling (effusion) within the joint.

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What does a joint effusion is seen at the suprapatellar bursa mean?

What does a joint effusion is seen at the suprapatellar bursa mean?

Knee inflammation: It means your knee is inflamed as this bursa communicates with the knee.

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What can been done for medium joint effusion when the doctor won't remove fluid and I can't take anti imflammatory meds?

Joint effusions: Joint effusions can be caused by so many different conditions such as arthritis of various types or trauma. When the underlying condition is managed, the effusion will subside. But you could always go to see another doctor who could help you or get a referral from your doctor to see a specialist (rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon, depending on the underlying problem).

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I have a 3 mm talar dome osteochondral injury occuring 3 months ago. Would the small tibiotalar joint effusion be as a result?

I have a 3 mm talar dome osteochondral injury occuring 3 months ago. Would the small tibiotalar joint effusion be as a result?

Yes: This type of injury is usually a result of trauma, so joint swelling is common. I suggest you see a Podiatrist as you might need surgery to treat this problem.

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My male friends X-ray report: very early oa change, fullness of suprapatellar space consisten with small joint effusion. What does this mean?

Arthritis: Early oa change, suggests narrowing of the joint space, and signs of early arthritis. Effusion is the medical term for fluid. Not unusual to have some fluid anytime there is inflammation. But remember, inflammation can be from many different things. Arthritis, gout, infection (many more). Up to the doctor, to evaluate the knee and determine why there is fluid. Best wishes.

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What dose small tibiitalar joint effusion mean?

Inflammation: It means there may be inflammation of that joint, especially if you have pain in that area.

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