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Anterior Horn Cell Disease
Several: There was a breakthrough a few months ago in the molecular biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spinal atrophies (which is what stephen hawking probably really has) are genetically programmed. Poliomyelitis and a west nile variant selectively kill these cells when they become infected with a virus. ...Read more
Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?
Breast lump show monolayered sheets of benign ductal epithelial cells , few of them showing antelar horn configuration. should it be removed or not?
Inner free margin of the anterior horn, body, posterior horn is truncated. Indicating a bucket handle type tear versus prior inner 3rd meniscus trim?
Inner free margin of the anterior horn, body and posterior horn is truncated a bucket handle type tear versus inner 3rd trimming. Degenerative signal?
Not likely: You are young so probably not degenerative. Regardless of this you need to get this addressed especially if it's bothering you ...Read more
How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.
I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?
Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been depressed since having grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus. What to do?
It should get better: Physical injuries often change our way of life at least temporarily. Those changes can affect the way we feel about ourselves and thus affect our mood. Perhaps your mood change is a result of not being able to do the things you have been able to do. Remember that your injury is temporary and you are going to need all your physical and mental strength to get better. ...Read more
I have a horizontal oblique tear of lateral of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with complex tear in body of anterior horn of medial menicus
I have a broad horizontal tear of anterior horn of right lateral meniscus extending to apex of capsular surface. VA refusing to treat. Going on 3 years. Low quality of life. What will happen if this is not surgically repaired?
Did they say why?: Did your doctor(s) at the VA say why they "refuse" to treat you? Do they think the risks outweigh the benefits? Have they offered physical therapy or other alternatives to surgery? Without treatment, your symptoms will continue & likely get worse. Internal damage to the knee (with or w/o surgery) can contribute to arthritis. You need answers to these questions! Please ask! Best wishes. ...Read more
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