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Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more
Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more
Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .
Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest. Could be treated by consevatie means. Or surgical means. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
MRI: Extensive bone marrow edema of navicular with subtle subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal articular surface. Doc said AVN?
Avn: Yes that's what it appears. Follow up with the orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist ...Read more
Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?
MRI -Marrow edema, chondral thinning, elongated osteochondral lesion (6x17mm) lateral talar dome.increased signal distal syndesmosis -- need surgery?
Talar Dome Lesion: Kolleen, you have a large lesion off soft bone inside your ankle. Surgery can be an option, but attempting to create a pain free environment (from boot to just activity restrictions), contrast bathing nightly to increase circulation, Exogen bone stimulator for 9 months, repeat MRI in 6 months to see if improvement is being made, and other treatments available may avoid surgery. Dr Blake ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is neuromuscular dentistry effective for TMJ? MRI shows bone spurs, disc fragments and flattening of the Condyle
Many Options: The TMJ is a very complicated and delicate joint. There are many problems which can affect it, and treatment options vary considerably. Many different approaches can lead to success when treating your jaw joints, and there is no one approach (such as neuromuscular) which works 100% of the time. Your dentist or oral surgeon will have to explain the options and offer a solution specifically for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clivus bone tumor: “Fibro-osseous”? Do you mean fibrous dysplasia? These tumors are very rare. Symptoms: headache (sometimes severe) near base of back of the skull. Pain made worse by moving the head/neck. Possible visual problems because of weakness of a nerve (cranial nerve #6) that controls eye movement. The eye will cross inward toward the nose. Anyone with these problems should see his/her doctor. ...Read more
MRI showed focal chondromalacia lesion involving the apex of the patella superiorly, with underlying subarticular bony edema should I see a orthopedic?
CT scan shows "greater prominence of triangular soft tissue in anterior-superior mediastinum suggestive of reactive thymic tissue" Concerned?
Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?
Harrowed Marrow: It means there's been a lot of stress and/or inflammation in that joint.I bet it hurts.What happens next is up to you and your doctor.Ask him/her to go over the MRI with you and discuss all of your options(there are many).In the meantime don't fret too much,they've come up with a lot of tricks to take care of joints.Just make sure you trust their opinions.Any doubt? Get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more