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Is widening of AC shoulder joint dangerous?

Is widening of AC shoulder joint dangerous?

Not dangerous but: May point 2 a separated shoulder of low grade. Was this compared 2 the opposite side? They may both b the same. Injury? A lot missing here as far as info is concerned. C an ortho if it is painful, was injury, and b sure the other side is on the same film plain ; holding weights in each hand, both taken while standing. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Tendinopathy near the insertion site of the supraspinatus tendon with mild ac joint hypertrophy. The ac joint generates mild impression on rotatorcuff?

Tendinopathy near the insertion site of the supraspinatus tendon with mild ac joint hypertrophy. The ac joint generates mild impression on rotatorcuff?

That is a statement : not a question. Just putting a ? mark does not let us kno what Ur question is. This is just stating an MRI reading of findings. Let us know if U had an injury or an insidious onset. Also what R Ur activities , overhead sports ( swimming , volleyball ,tennis, weight lifting R some). Please try again with these suggestions in Ur question . ...Read more

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How much of acromioclavicular joint be decompressed/resection at the most without having the joint instability?

About 5mm of bone: Routinely the end of the clavicle can be removed back to the capsular insertion which is usually about 5mm of bone removal. The posterosuperiror aspect of the capsule is the most important portion to retain in order to maintain acromioclavicular joint/space stability ...Read more

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Rotary cuff injury or possible AC joint separation. What's the difference?

Rotary cuff injury or possible AC joint separation. What's the difference?

These are 2 differen: Conditions, like a tooth problem and a gum problem. The ac joint separation is the result of an injury to the joint on top of the shoulder; while the rc injury is a tear of the tendons (which from the rc). They are like 1/2 an inch from each other. The ac injury would be obvious on the xrays while rc injury is mostly seen on mri. ...Read more

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Treatment for mild narrowing of the acromioclavicular joint with downward sloping acromion?

Treatment for mild narrowing of the acromioclavicular joint with downward sloping acromion?

Depends on if: You're having pain & decreased range of motion. If so, it is probably impingement syndrome of the shoulder caused by weak rotator cuff muscles. A physical therapist can show you exercises which will dramatically help. ...Read more

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What type of joint is the scapula?

What type of joint is the scapula?

Bone: The scapula is a bone, not a joint. The major joint on the scapula is known as the gleno- humeral joint which is the joint between the scapula and the humerus and is otherwise known as the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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Type ll configuration of the actomion and acromioclavicular joint arthropathy with decentering of the humeral head meaning and treatment?

Type ll configuration of the actomion and acromioclavicular  joint arthropathy with decentering of the humeral head meaning and treatment?

Therapy or ortho: Type II configuration of the acromion has to do with the curvature of the acromion, which is part of the scapula. The configuration of the acromion could cause impingement syndrome. AC joint arthropathy refers to arthritic changes in this joint. Decentering referred to the position of the humeral head in relation to the glenoid fossa. Consider therapy or orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Which kind of nerve impingement arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Which kind of nerve impingement  arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Ulnar nerve: Typically, if you have pain along the medial epicondyle, that is where the ulnar nerve travels. If you have impingement upon this nerve there are usually other symptoms including numbness and tingling in the 4th and 5th fingers. In the extreme situations there may be weakness of these fingers. There is often pain when tapping over the nerve at the medial epicodyle. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck.Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon.Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck.Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon.Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

How much pain : Are you having? If you are in persistent pain and cannot use your shoulder or have night pain, typically the tear would be responsible and surgery might be indicated. Most docs have to see the MRI to determine need for surgery. If you have little pain and or are using the shoulder without too much problems you probably dont need surgery. ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more

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My MRI of the shoulder shows tendonosis with overlying bursitis and possible capsulitis.

My MRI of the shoulder shows tendonosis with overlying bursitis and possible capsulitis.

You question is ?: So what is your question? You provided no history so you should review the MRI withthe doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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Ac joint separation question. What is AC joint?

More information: Learn more about ac separation here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/separated-shoulder.Htm. ...Read more

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Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking , grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?

Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking , grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?

Yes: Yes to all of the above. Grinding sounds unusual though. If the noise comes from kneecap then it is the kneecap and not menisucs. However it sure sounds like it based on what you describe. Exam is very unreliable though and MRI is usually necessary. ...Read more

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How long is the usual recovery period of an AC joint separation in the shoulder?

AC separation: It depends upon the severity of the separation. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. May need minimal support with a sling, or may be a candidate for surgical repair. ...Read more