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Dr. Michael Ellman
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Chondrocalcinosis (Overview)

-cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the usual way it's used


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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ellman
47 doctors shared insights

Chondrocalcinosis (Overview)

-cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the usual way it's used


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What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

X-ray and crystal ex: X-ray and crystal examination and check for underlying disease with magnesium, TSH and iron studies, sometimes urine darkening on long exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

X-ray and crystal ex: X-ray and crystal examination and check for underlying disease with magnesium, TSH and iron studies, sometimes urine darkening on long exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chondrocalcinosis?

Pain, inflammation: Pain, swelling, redness, warmth, interference with motion. May mimic gout or may be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chondrocalcinosis?

Calcification of -: -cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the usual way it's used ...Read more