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Ankle Fluid Pockets
Orthopedist: Most orthopedists can drain the fluid off. However, many effusions (fluid within knee) return after draining. Your surgeon should also find the cause of the fluid to begin with. Some causes of fluid may include: meniscus tears, acl tears, new cartilage tears, infections, and a variety of inflammatory arthridities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more
After 4 month of subhondral edematous contusion and fluid around the tendon sheath a little swelling that wont go (ankle) treatment to remove it?
Possible Artroscopic: Arthroscopic procedure or aspiration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recurring compartment syndrome, 7 leg fasciotomies + 1 foot. Fluid pockets from fasciotomies causing recurrence again, consider amputation?
Subcutaneous oedema at lateral & medial in left ankle. Fluid in posterior & subtalar joint with fluid anterolaterally possibly ganglionic. Please help?
Yes : You are probably describing an MRI report and would do well to follow up with your physician to discuss. The medial and lateral edema described refers to swelling that is present under the skin. This could represent an injury such as an ankle sprain, or could be inflammatory. A ganglion is a flyid filled cyst that can cause local irritation and pain, not uncommonly found in the foot and hand. ...Read more
Hello, had mri: grade 4 chondromalacia in medial compartment, base trochlea, and medial ridge. Leaking popliteal cyst . No locking, difficulty bending?
Hx of compartment syndrome, scar tissue & fluid pockets from fasciotomies. Trying compression. How close pockets to stop fluid & the scar tissue & cs?
Take time and see...: All what doctor can do is provide a best possible inside and outside environments to help your body undergo optimal self-healing for optimal functional recovery. With all being done, now is the time for healing, but with highly variable pace. For detail, ask and work with doctor. Of course, always keep up practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. Best wish... ...Read more
Comminuted lateral process talar fracture, many avulsions in foot, synovial thickening, increased fluid 3 years later, still lots of pain. Arthritis?
Synovial cyst and fluid collection around left knee in mri. Feels likes it can't bear weight, is hot and back of knee is swollen. Could be ra?
While it could be,: It does not mean it is. There are numerous other things this could be, anywhere from a bakers cyst that's irritated, an acute injury, or an infected joint. Speak to the physician who ordered the MRI and ask about a simple blood test to rule out RA (most likely) and then workout an accurate treatment plan. If that is your only, and first "hot" joint, then don't worry, just have lab checked. ...Read more
CTscan inflammatory soft tissue middle ear partially surrounding the auditory ossicles extends in2 Prussak's space. Meaning? What's Prussak's space?
Ear infection: Prussacs space is the area of thin tympanic membrane at the neck of the malleus. In early infections it is an area of retraction. Over time inflammatory tissue can expand and cause chronic problems in the ear. Office exam with microscope can easily monitor that area without the necessity of CT scan. Rarely chronic drainage and infection marks the development of cholestetoma ...Read more
Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral
Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage in your knee. Age related changes to your ACL, but not a tear. Soft tissue swelling usually implies some swelling or bruising in the fat beneath your skin, but outside your joint ...Read more
Recent repeat fasciotomy. Loose fluid found in leg. If fasciotomies causing morel-lavallee lesions causing scarring, what treatment compression drain?
VAC will help: Blood supply to skin and subcutaneous tissue comes from perforating vessels from fascia , when disrupted as in fasciotomy , blood and fluid collects next to edges called 'morel-lavallee's lesions that delays tissue approximation and healing , vac ( vacuum assisted closure ) will help to heal faster. ...Read more
Painful ankle, burning sensation, stiff, difficulty bearing weight. No injury done. Surgery post 1.1 years. Ct scan = large fluid in ankle joint/reces?
Not much: Local anesthesia, and removal of fluid may make you more comfortable. ...Read more
If CT shows perforated bowel , multiple air pockets, abscess's and large fluid collection in pelvic area, Can the CT be wrong ?
I partially tore 2 ligaments in my foot 9 weeks ago. I am experiencing pain and have fluid retention. I never saw an orthopaedic, should I consult 1?
I had trimalleolar surgery I year year ago but still have a lot of pain walking with pockets of fluid around ankle joint. Is this normal?
Part of the healin.: It may take even longer depending on your activity level. You should get a new ankle foot orthotic & brace to control motion ...Read more
Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?
Ankle Fusion: Ankle fusion (arthrodesis) absolutely will atrophy certain muscles in the foot and leg, as there is no further motion in the ankle joint. This limits the amount of contracture and use of the muscle, which leads to muscle wasting and atrophy. Also, you will not return the blood to your heart as effectively, as you rely on skeletal muscle to push the blood back to the heart (Venous insufficiency) ...Read more
I broke the outside of my left foot a few days ago but my big toe has a pocket full of fluid around the back of it and it's not broken. What is that?
Foot rash: This can be from insect bites, if you wear open shoes this times of the year. You need to be evaluated by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My ankles n feet swells up. It stays like that for about 3-4 days. I've taken fluid pills n they stay swollen?
Elevate & Compress: Typically, one should first get evaluated by a vascular specialist despite your young age.This specialist can perform a simple noninvasive test that can see below the skin and determine if there are any issues with the vessels.They may recommend compression stocking with elevation when at rest (sleeping & sitting).Or they may need to suggest other forms of surgical procedures if they find anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more
Not normal: Extra fluid in any part of the body signals something is wrong. Could be systemic disease (arthritis, kidney, heart, circulation) or could be from injury/wear and tear arthritis. See a podiatrist or pcp first. Either may be able to help or may know which other specialist could help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water falls...: Since it's only in one ankle, it's either trauma induced or something else is going on further up the leg, causing an impeded venous return. Either way, begin by elevating the foot higher than your heart. To remove all doubt, consult with a primary care physician, either your own or consult one at Healthtap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle swelling: Fluid retention with swelling of the legs could be from several reasons. Need to know you underlying conditions and medications you are taking. Most probably it is from venous insufficiency but need to rule out other causes, like cardiac, kidney, liver related or nutritionally mediated. Have a complete physical exam with some labs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle inversion: Resting while elevating the injured ankle above heart level, compression such as with an ace wrap or preferably a more secure ankle splint, and ice usually help. Time is the limiting factor in most cases. Aspiration may be tried in severe cases but most of the fluid will return unless due to traumatic bleeding into the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my ankle about 8 years ago and was wondering if there is suppose to be swelling still? Or do I maybe have fluid?
I have been taking triameterne, but had side effects, lookin for a good duretics for fluid in ankles ?
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