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Chondromalacia Grade 4 Treatment
I have moderate grade proximal patella tendinopathy moderate prepatella bursitis would a brace be useful as strapping helps but allergic to tape. ?
Probably: Since strapping helps, a brace is likely to work. Be sure to get the brace professionally fitted so that it places forces on the knee in a similar way to strapping. ...Read more
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
23 with bilateral femoral acetabular impingement! what are the recommended options for someone my age?
Manage Nonsurgical: There are several nonsurgical options for bilateral femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). 1. Avoid deep hip flexion (deep squats) 2. Limit athletic activities for up to 6 weeks that produce hip pain 3. Physical therapy for core strengthening 4. Steroid injections in the hip 5. MRI of the hip 6. Give it time If nonsurgical management fails to give relief, arthroscopic hip surgery is an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High arch from untreated compartment syndrome. PT says my Spring ligament is gone. Could fast onset of cavus foot cause spring ligament rupture?
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
What is longterm prognosis for grade 3, stage 1b, triple positive breast cancer, double mastectomy and 6 treatments of TCH with one year of herceptin, (trastuzumab)?
Arthroscopic knee symptoms to remove 2 loose bodies w/ minor chondroplasty. Weight-bearing postop & 50cc blood removed bc of swelling, but painful now. Why?
See below: It is not unusual to have pain after this type of procedure. Progressively it should be getting better. You're weight-bearing orders are as instructed by your orthopedic surgeon who at the time did your operation in particular your chondroplasty will give you those weight-bearing instructions . Physical therapy as an outpatient basis to improve strength flexibility and range of motion while you're limiting your weight-bearing is recommended. Follow up and follow your orthopedic surgeons treatment guidelines good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a stage 4 stomach cancer patient experience excruciating pain at the very end stage? Age 80, without symptoms yet prior to and after diagnosis
Pain control: Many cancer patients experience pain during the advanced stages of their disease. This can almost always be controlled or modified so that your quality of life can remain good with acceptable levels of pain. Hospice and palliative care can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the significance of mma lab with diagnosis of Parkinson's diagnosis of late onset (age 72) Parkinson's for about 4 yrs but has not progressed as it might-
The : The mma test is done to look for B12 deficiency. It may be that your doctor suspects B12 deficiency which is not uncommon in older people. B12 deficiency can produce neurological symptoms like balance problems and neuropathy. The progression of parkinsonism is variable but i suspect that your doctor is checking you out for correctable causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
What type of surgery would be used to treat a hypermobile joint with a hypermobile, lax ACL as knee is constantly collapsing? failed pivot shift test.
Torn ACL repair: The anterior cruciate ligament prevents both anterior translation of the tibia with respect to your femur and also external rotation of the femur with respect to the tibia. If you fail the pivot shift and anterior drawer, and you have instability, you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate your injury. Reconstruction of the ACL will improve stability of your knee. ...Read more
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ana 1:80 homogeneous, sed rate 51, chronic post nasal drip, inflamed sinuses, osteo arthritis, fatigue, brain fog. What are some possible explanations?
Labs not helpful: These are generally unrelated problems. Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip are likely one and the same. Arthritis may be just that. The ANA and ESR are nonspecific and may be "normal" although elevated. The list of things that can cause fatigue and brain fog is rather extensive and is probably best answered in person with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the typical stay in the hospital for a stage 4 cancer patient with pneumonia? IV antibiotics. No complications to severe complications.
Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear. ?
Yes but: Alternatives are external beam radiation and radiation seeds (brachytherapy). At your age, conservative (watching) isn't advised. All of the therapies can cause urinary incontinence and e.D. - with surgery, they get better over time for most. With radiation, they get worse over time. Surgery is the time honored best of a bad situation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.
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