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Can lumps from arthritis be removed?

Can lumps from arthritis be removed?

yes: I am not sure what you mean by lumps. If you mean rheumatoid nodules, the answer is yes. However, they do tend to recur at the same site so removal may just be a temporary treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How does thunder god vine extract treat arthritis?

How does thunder god vine extract treat arthritis?

Chinese medication: thunder god vine is Tripterygium wilfordii. The NIH website says - Thunder god vine is a perennial vine native to China, Japan, and Korea. It has been used in China for health purposes for more than 400 years. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used for conditions involving inflammation or overactivity of the immune system. NIH studies show promise in RA use must be careful - toxic ...Read more

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I had shoulder spur removed and a bicep tendon moved. Will that lead to arthritis relieved.?

I had shoulder spur removed and a bicep tendon moved. Will that lead to arthritis relieved.?

Spur = arthritis: If the symptoms in the shoulder are related to the spur and the tendon then surgery may help. At times other shoulder processes may be also occuring and if these are not treated the shoulder symptoms may continue one way or another. The spur in the shoulder may suggest there are spurs elsewhere. Thus there may be other types of invovlement that also can be going on. ...Read more

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Hx:35F metacarpal shaft fx with k-wire ORIF, removed 2 weeks ago. Red swollen painful PIP knuckles since removal. PT said maybe arthritis. Possible?

Hx:35F metacarpal shaft fx with k-wire ORIF, removed 2 weeks ago. Red swollen painful PIP knuckles since removal. PT said maybe arthritis. Possible?

Very unlikely.: Degenerative or wear and tear arthritis doesn't occur overnight, so it can't be linked to a procedure 2 weeks ago. If your PIP joints were merely painful with movement or stiff, I might attribute it to the changes in your hand's biomechanics from the MC injury itself or from the initial surgical procedure. Your surgeon needs to evaluate the pain, swelling and redness of the PIP joints promptly. ...Read more

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Hello, I have these painless boney bumps on my some of my finger joints. Have arthritis i know. Maybe I am being vein but i would like them removed. ?

Hello, I have these painless boney bumps on my some of my finger joints. Have arthritis i know. Maybe I am being vein but i would like them removed. ?

Plastic surgeon: Plastic surgeons who specialize in hands, which are exceedingly complex mechanisms. I doubt you will find anyone to do this because post-operative finger function would likely be interfered with. There at some changes of aging that we just have to learn to accept gracefully. Better to work on wowing people with your sparkling personality, and they will not notice your hands, nor will they care. ...Read more

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Can having bone removed from the hip for a bone graft cause arthritis?

Can having bone removed from the hip for a bone graft cause arthritis?

Not really : The bone harvested from the hip is not the area in which the joint resides. However discomfort can last for many months. ...Read more

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Could having bone removed from a hip for a bone graft cause arthritis?

Could having bone removed from a hip for a bone graft cause arthritis?

Bone graft arthritis: Bone grafts are usually harvested away from the hip joint. It is not likely to develop arthritis as a result of the bone graft. Bone graft harvest sites are associated with some pain that can be chronic but generally discomfort not severe or severely debilitating. Bone graft alternatives exist and may be appropriate in certain indications. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more