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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

Many cause: Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood. Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process. ...Read more

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What causes sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint?

What causes sclerosis of the sacroiliac joint?

Strain on the: lumbosacral area and wearing away of the articulating cartilages between the vertebra. ...Read more

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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read more

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What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

What are the causes of limb deformities in rheumatoid arthritis ?

Uncontrolled disease: Limb deformities occur in rheumatoid arthritis when inflammation has led to physical destruction of the joint so it can't move properly. This can lead to contracture (can't move it through full normal range of motion), joint dislocation if the integrity of the joint is compromised, or even collapsed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious and potentially deforming disease so it must be treated. ...Read more

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What causes congenital dislocation of the radial head?

What causes congenital dislocation of the radial head?

Radial head: congenital dislocation can be and is often a spontaneous difference that just occurs however sometimes it is associated with a syndrome such as foot and hip disorders, variations in the forearm and radius that can be associated with anemias and other congenital issues so certainly be evaluated to see if it is an isolated issue. Often no rx is needed despite reduced motion of elbow or forearm ...Read more

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Cause of TMJ or the dislocation of the articular disc hereditary?

Cause of TMJ or the dislocation of the articular disc hereditary?

TMJ pain/dislocation: Tmj disorders are generally not hereditary. They are usually caused by grinding or clenching the teeth, or some type of trauma like a blow to the face or the jaw. In some cases, TMJ disorders can be caused by arthritis in the joint. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the biggest causes of hip fractures?

What are the biggest causes of hip fractures?

Falls in older folk: The greatest predictor for hip fracture is age. Older people are at much higher risk of fall, are more likely to injure themselves on falling and are more likely to have reduced Bone Mineral Density further increasing the likelihood of fracture. Specifically, physical frailty, reduced mobility, cognitive impairment, poor eyesight, medical morbidity, poly-pharmacy, predispose to falls in elderly. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis?

What are the main causes of juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis?

Inheritance and a...: Genetics play a most important role, together with an inciting trigger, usually a gut or venereal infection. The gene most associated with this is hla-b27, but hla-b40/41 is second. In african american's b7 is more common. Spondylitis requires systemic drugs to treat, not only nsaids like alleve. ...Read more

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Cause of TMJ or the dislocation of disc?

Trauma or bruxing: Tmj can be caused by trauna or a poor bite and associated bruxing (clenching and grinding). Dis location occurs when the ligaments in the joint are injured or very loose from yers of bruxing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

Aging and: Aging will lead to degeneration of the facet joints as can injury or trauma which can accelerate this process as can smoking which degenerates the discs which alters the mechanics of the spine segments creating more stresses on the facet joints leading to degeneration. Underlying rheumatologic conditions will affect these joints too. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heel spurs?

What are the causes of heel spurs?

Excess pull: Heel spurs are extra bone formed by pull of a ligament or tendon insertion at the calcaneus. Plantar heel spurs are due to a pull from the plantar fascial ligament and are sometimes, but not necessarily, associated with plantar fasciitis. Posterior calcaneal heel spurs are due to a pull from the Achilles tendon. Plantar fasciitis or equinus can cause heel spurs. ...Read more

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What're the causes of congenital anomalies?

What're the causes of congenital anomalies?

Multifactorial.: Genetic, environmental, infectious, metabolic reasons or even developmental accidents can cause birth defects. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life could prevent 95% of neural tube defects and up to 75% of cardiac defects. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

Mostly genetic: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong family history. Almost 2/3's of people with this disease have an affected family member. There are some associations with diabetes, alcoholism, and the occasional post-injury case. For the most part it is transmitted within families with some northern european ancestry. Disease causes nodules, cords and finger contractures. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of joint pain?

What are the common causes of joint pain?

Arthritis, swelling: Typically, the most common cause would probably be arthritiis where there is damage to the joint surfaces. Also, with many cases there can be associated synovitis when there is more fluid in the joint than normal which will cause increased pain and swelling. Treatment is usually with nsaid, local cortisone injections, and hyaluranate gel injections. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving synovial chondromatosis of the shoulder?

What are the complications involving synovial chondromatosis of the shoulder?

Rare : Mostly pain involving a joint with clicking, swelling, and possible decrease in motion. Rarely can this become malignant ...5% ...Read more

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What are common causes of limited joint mobility?

What are common causes of limited joint mobility?

Limited mobility: Many causes of limited joint mobility. Consider arthritis, synovitis, inflammation, infection, tight muscles/contractures, injury, tears, sprains, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of botched spinal fusions?

What are the main causes of botched spinal fusions?

Usually the wrong : Patient being operated on for the wrong diagnosis by the wrong surgeon. Fusion surgery has very select criteria and best outcomes also with non smokers , non diabetics, not obese patients and with no bone density loss in good medical condition with reasonable expectations. Even the type of fusion may affect outcome. ...Read more