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Do x rays show herniated disk

Do x rays show herniated  disk

No: X-ray will reveal the space between the vertebral bodies where the disc is found but unless the disc is calcified, it will not be visualized as x-ray energy will pass through this soft tissue structure while it does not penetrate the bone but you can get idea of how degenerative the disc may be by seeing how narrowed the disc space is or amount of bone spurs seen around it. Ct & MRI reveal disc. ...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


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Sclerosis on sacroiliac xray?

Sclerosis on sacroiliac xray?

Depends: If it is on both sides of the joint and there is joint space narrowing it may represent an inflammatory condition called sacroiliitis. Sclerosis itself is nonspecific and could represent degenerative change, a bone island or metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Can a knee or ankle MRI without contrast show rheumatoid arthritis? Or spondyloarthropathy?

Can a knee or ankle MRI without contrast show rheumatoid arthritis? Or spondyloarthropathy?

Can indicate: Mri of knee or ankle joint may shows signs of arthritis (fluid, synovitis, cartilage lost, erosions) but these signs are not specific for rheumatoid arthritis. Ra is diagnosed by blood tests and clinical history as is spondyloarthropathy. ...Read more

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Can X rays see joint damage?

Can X rays see joint damage?

Sometimes: Depending on the degree and type of damage. Mri is much more sensitive in evaluating the joints. ...Read more

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Should i see rheumatologist? Ana negative. Bilateral hip bursitis? X3 months, bilateral pain around knees x 1 year, bilateral plantar fasciitis

Should i see rheumatologist? Ana negative. Bilateral hip bursitis? X3 months, bilateral pain around knees x 1 year, bilateral plantar fasciitis

Yes: Yes… this still could be an inflammatory arthritis despite the negative anti-nuclear antibody. And if it is not an inflammatory arthritis, the rheumatologist may be able to send you in a better direction for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can a radionuclide bone scan miss degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and osteopenia?

Can a radionuclide bone scan miss degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis and osteopenia?

Yes: The bone scan shows areas of active bone deposition as "hot". Osteopenia won't be diagnosed as this denotes loss of bone density. Degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis may not be demonstrated if they are insufficient to cause a bone response (healing or what is medically called an osteoblastic response). ...Read more

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Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more

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Hx back pain, had lumbar and SI joint xray. Results said lytic or sclerotic process on SI joint xray. And minimal curve at L4.What does this mean?

Hx back pain, had lumbar and SI joint xray. Results said lytic or sclerotic process on SI joint xray. And minimal curve at L4.What does this mean?

At your age...: sacroliitis, unilateral, is the most likely culprit. See a rheumatologist and take your films. Alleve should give you some relief! Scoliosis rarely causes back pain in someone your age! ...Read more

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Wrist bone contusion plus torn wrist cartilage tfcc. X ray shows my injuried wrist bones too close to each other. What can I do?

Wrist bone contusion plus torn wrist cartilage tfcc. X ray shows my injuried wrist bones too close to each other.  What can I do?

Grow cartilage: Most doctors do not believe, but we actually grow new cartilage in every joint in our body, every minute of every day. You need to wear out more slowly, and grow cartilage more quickly. Glucosamine works, but for the wrist needs to be given through skin by cream, or by injection. Oral pills do not work except for knees. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

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Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

This is a difficult : Thing to treat. You can try custom orthotics with a built in dancers pad. If you work out or excercise you will have to stop for an extended time period. The sesamoid bone is small and the blood supply very tenuous so you need to be very cautious. Other options include crutch walking for a couple or weeks or wearing a stiff sole shoe so you don't propulse at the mpj allowing rest of the joint. ...Read more

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Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Possibly: Bilateral knee pain is most often related to arthritis but occasionally bursitis or tendinitis can be responsible. The only way to know is to have the knees evaluated and x rays done. ...Read more

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27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

Conservative : Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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Can avascular necrosis in elbow be seen on xray scan?

Can avascular necrosis in elbow be seen on xray scan?

Yes?: It depends on how early in the process it is. Very early only a bone scan or MRI will show it regular x-rays will not. ...Read more

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Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more

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Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

DEXA: I do not believe so. A conventional x-ray will show fractures. Dexa scan is meant only for osteoporosis screening and follow-up. ...Read more

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Can MRI show old ligament injuries in ankle?

Can MRI show old ligament injuries in ankle?

Yes and No.: The answer depends on the healing of torn ligaments in each individual. With time, some ligaments heal with fibrosis or scarring, and then look relatively normal. Other ligaments may not heal, and can still be seen as disrupted in repeated or delayed images. In some patients with multiple or repeated injuries there can be lots of swelling, making it can be hard to say if tear is new or old. ...Read more

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What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

Soft tissues: Include muscle, bowel, internal organs, and the like. No calcification, which is radio-opaque! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more