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Dr. John Stork Dr. Stork
Anesthesiology
39 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage.

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Tandy Freeman Dr. Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it possible to regenerate cartilage in cases of degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis?

Is it possible to regenerate cartilage in cases of degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis?

Not yet: While it is possible to grow cartilage that has the gross appearance of articular cartilage, the regenerative cartilage does not have the same microscopic architecture or mechanical properties as native articular cartilage. Even so, some patients benefit clinically from currently available treatment with a procedure known as autologous cartilage implantation.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Since I got my injury (multi disc disease and cut in shoulder cartilage)due to heavy lifting, im facing severe depression as I can no longer go to gym?

Since I got my injury (multi disc disease and cut in shoulder cartilage)due to heavy lifting, im facing severe depression as I can no longer go to gym?

Always a way to Gym: I understand that you feel you can't work out anymore. But that's probably not true. There's always some little bit you can do. Find a trainer who is well versed in working with injured or recently surgerized patients and they will slowly bring you back. You'll see. Not as bad as you think. If you want to get back to the gym...believe me you can. Just make the necessary modifications and slow.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have had a cartilage infection for well over 6 months now with drainage, I've been to ER, family dr, med center & infectious disease dr can't get?

I have had a cartilage infection for well over 6 months now with drainage, I've been to ER, family dr, med center & infectious disease dr can't get?

Infection: Cartillagenous tissues are difficult places in which to clear infections because they are avascular (no blood supply) and antibiotics do not get in well. You did not say where this was located, but you are seeing the proper specialists. Perhaps they need to consider surgical excision of the area involved (if this is possible). Good luck and hope this resolves soon.

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Let me try to help: There are of advances in treating cartilage disorders, some already been used (medications, special exercise, agua) cartilage grafts, from the person himself or from donors. Check out your condition and seek consultation to have your problem addressed. Good luck, thanks.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How will I know if I have cartilage disorders?

How will I know if I have cartilage disorders?

Very simple: Check with your doctor, if he believe you have problem, he will reffer you to orthopedic surgeon, how could help you. Good luck. Thanks.

Dr. James Kercher Dr. Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery
13 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Is there one best test to diagnose cartilage disorders?

Is there one best test to diagnose cartilage disorders?

Depends: If you are talking about a localized cartilage problem such as in a knee or shoulder...Or a inherited condition or developmental condition which affects cartolilage throughout our body. Xrays can give you a good sense of the overall condition of the joint surfaces. However, a focal cartilage injury is best picked up with a mri.

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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Cartilage disorders?

See below: Cartilage is a soft tissue that surrounds the ends of some bones and forms both sides of a joint. When it is healthy, cartilage surfaces glide smoothly over each other. When it is not, a scrubbing sometimes painful motion can occur. Cartilage disorders can be arthritic, posttraumatic, or inflammatory among other causes.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat cartilage disorders?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat cartilage disorders?

I think they: They work hard, eat right, do not have many sport inyurjies.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how cartilage disorders will affect my child's overall health.?

Llet me help: Injured, inflamed or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include tears and injuries, such as sports injuries, genetic factors other disorders, such as some types of arthritis.So you see some stuff you help with and some you have no control at.

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is disorder of bone and cartilage?

What is disorder of bone and cartilage?

See link: Http://doctors-hospitals-medical-cape-town-south-africa. Blaauwberg. Net/details. Php? Id=754 provides long list of bone & cartilage disorders with links from each one for further information.

Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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What is a benign tumor of cartilage known as?

What is a benign tumor of cartilage known as?

Chondroma: For themost part chondromas are benign. However the position of the lesion which usually results from excess stimulation of growth hormone is important. The more peripheral the lesion is in terms of centricity, the chance is that the tumor will not have an aggressive behavior. If the lesion occurs around the pelvic girdle rather than distal extremity, it can behave aggressively.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can shark cartilage provide relief from social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression?

Sorry - but there is: No evidence to suggest that this is the case. Shark cartilage can endanger health as it usually contains high levels of mercury and other dangerous chemicals.

Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is taking shark cartilage safe?

Perhaps?: But I am not aware of any indication or benefit. With the worlds shark population down 90%, it wouldn't be high on my list of complementary or alternative therapies and only if I were sure it would be saving my life of markedly improving my daily life or comfort. Reconsider!

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar Dr. Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
29 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What is the function of shark cartilage?

None: Sharks don't get cancer so various sources sold shark cartilage in a pill. How this was to treat cancer or prevent it has no merit or obvious reasoning.

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Dr. Jack Farr Dr. Farr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How are baby and adult cartilage different?

Cell numbers: Young cartilage has more cells per volume. The cells make and support the surrounding material (extracellular matrix) that is key for overall cartilage function. They have the ability to make this extracellular matrix more robustly. There are interesting additional findings in the work by isto (st. Louis company). We presented data on our multicenter juvenile cartilage trial at aana april 2013.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is shark cartilage good for anything really?

Social Status: Medicinal claims associated with shark fin (cartilage) have not been scientifically substantiated at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. Because shark fin is very expensive, eating it is considered a status symbol for some asians.

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