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Yes, but!: Many types of stem cells have been made to form cartilage (including stem cells from fat, marrow, amnion, blood). I have even personally done much research on this. However, the problem is that we have no good way of placing the cartilage back into the knee (or other joint) and keep it in place while the body heals. There are encouraging trials, but no definitive solutions yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain: It's the most common knee pain that we see in the clinic. Many athletes and walkers get it and get concerned that it might be something more serious. Also many of the first time marathon runners get it as well. The best treatment for it is physical therapy including some easy stretches and warm-up before and after exercise as well as anti-inflammatories (natural and chemical). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI Grade 2/3 chrondromalacia glenohumeral joint w/ high grade cartilage loss, Bone marrow edema of the humeral head, mod. Glenohumeral effusion?
Not enough cells: The bone marrow is the factory of the blood -- all blood cells begin life there. The "normal" amount of cells decreases with age, so we estimate normal as 100 - (age) +/- 20%. So, if a 50 year old has 50% of the space in the bone marrow filled with cells, we say this is normal. If it were 25%, it would be hypocellular. However, if a 90 year old had 25% cellularity, it is probably normal. Helps? ...Read more
48yr kneemri osteonecrosis 5.1mm osteochondral defect & chondromalacic ulcer apex patella 7.8mm tranvers diam. Grade4 chandro erosion. Replace or fix?
Stem cells: There are many types of stem cells that reside in the bone marrow. They technically aren't "embryonic" stem cells, since those by definition are derived from an embryo. The stem cells that exist in your bone marrow, however, share many of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells. ...Read more
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
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Complex problem: It appears that your bone marrow is not making new blood, so you have anemia due to the failure of production. If you have pancytopenia then the problem is much more than anemia alone. Such situation are either due to leukemia or preleukemic conditions like Myelodysplastic syndrome(MDS). You need a blood specialist to help you sort it out and guide you further. ...Read more
Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?
BMT from a donor: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (bmt) uses another person as the source of stem cells (bone marrow) as opposed to autologous bmt which uses the patient's own cells (usually frozen). Syngeneic bmt uses an identical twin for the donor. Allogeneic donors can be relatives (usually siblings) or totally unrelated. For more info on bmt check out: http://marrow.Org/. ...Read more
Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means
Arthritis and tear: The cartilage loss is similar to saying you have degenerative arthritis setting up in your knee. The meniscus is a cartilage cushion present in your knee, there is one present medically and one lateral, and you have a tear in one as well. I would go through your MRI with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more
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
Home of blood cells: The cells in your blood are born and reach maturity in the bone marrow. This is the very protected space in the middle of your large bones like your arms, legs, hips and back. Once the cells are mature, they are released into the blood stream where they travel throughout the body preventing infection (granulocytes, lymphocytes), supply oxygen (red cells) and prevent bleeding (platelets). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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