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Can rib dislocations be misdiagnosed as costochondritis?

Can rib dislocations be misdiagnosed as costochondritis?

Possibly.: Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is possible in many situations but this boils down to the knowledge of your physician. If you are concerned a second opinion with another orthopedic surgeon is a good idea. A ct scan of the chest would confirm or rule out a dislocation. Good luck. ...Read more

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


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Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Both are...: Both are considered an inflammatory condition of the rib bone/sternum cartilage interface. They are considered synonomous. They can occur in many types of arthritis. ...Read more

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Symptoms for connective tissue disorders?

Symptoms for connective tissue disorders?

CT Symptoms: Common symptom of a connective tissue disease is nonspecific fatigue. Depending on which connective tissue disease is present, and how active it is, a wide variety of symptoms may occur. These include fevers, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, weakness, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

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Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

No: The inflammatory process in RA is in the synovium (the tissue that lines the joint). Cartilage damage can occur secondary to this inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hepatitis connective tissue disorder?

Is autoimmune hepatitis connective tissue disorder?

No: Autoimmune hepatitis is an inflammatory condition that effects the liver cells. Antibodies from a patient's own immune system attack the cells of the liver. ...Read more

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Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

Unlikely : Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap. Extremely common.You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist.(2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present . At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What causes connective tissue disorder?

A real mish-mash...: Causes for any one of the hundreds of connective tissue disorders can vary. Some causes are just simply not known. Injury or trauma can be involved as well as infections. There is also a genetic component to causing some of the disorders. If you suspect a connective tissue problem, consult with your primary care provider for a thorough history and physical evaluation to help identify the cause. ...Read more

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Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Is having joint dislocation a muscle, bone, or joint disorder?

Joint dislocation: A joint dislocation involves the joint, capsule, and possible boney fracture or avulsion. Depending upon displacement, nerve, muscle, and tendons may be involved as well. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

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How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

Accessory muscles: Accessory muscles of respiration like sternocleidomastoid, intercostal muscles come into play with severe respiratory problems such as pneumonias, asthma, or COPD exacerbations. ...Read more

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How to differentiate hip dislocation, tendonitis or some cartilage problem?

How to differentiate hip dislocation, tendonitis or some cartilage problem?

Orthopaedic consult: If you are experiencing hip pain, the best place to seek evaluation would be with an orthopaedic surgeon. Xrays and a thorough examination will usually be able to identify the cause of the pain. Appropriate treatment can then be recommended. ...Read more

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Can shark cartilage provide relief from social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression?

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. ...Read more

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Is eds connective tissue disorder or what?

Is eds connective tissue disorder or what?

Yes: The disorder of eds is faulty or defective collagen. Therefore, it is a true connective disorder; but, it is not auto-immune nor is it inflammatory. It is a genetic abnormality. ...Read more

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Is pericarditis linked to rheumatoid arthritis?

Is pericarditis linked to rheumatoid arthritis?

It can be : There are many possible causes of pericarditis. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are known to cause inflammation of internal organs or tissues. Inflammation of the linng of the heart, the pericardium, is called pericarditis. ...Read more

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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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Cartilage Disorders (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Costochondritis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition that occurs in a long bone. It is most commonly found in the ribs, and ...Read more