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Connective Tissue Disorders Knee Joint
Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an orthopedic surgeon and you are on your way for resolution. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Is there a way to treat internal scar tissue that has built up around the knee joint? I believe the scar tissue is causing pressure resulting in pain.
Not certain: I am not certain as to what caused the internal scar in your case. It doesn't form on its own. If you had surgery on your knee, you may have some scarring on the skin, but that rarely causes any problems. Scarring inside of the knee joint is not a common problem after surgery and is usually not a cause of pain. Arthritis or impaired mechanics due to knee problem is the cause of it. ...Read more
How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial?
I have mild knee joint effusion with soft tissue swelling on left. P.H.Medial meniscus grade 1 degeneration signal on both. Acl sprain on right. What?
Orthopedic: I would seek a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint space size with age. Even if the cartilage is worn completely away, the maximum height loss for an individual would be 1/4 inch. ...Read more
????: Don't know what you mean. More information and less "abbreviations"..... ...Read more
-itis = inflammation: So knee capsulitis is inflammation of the membrane in the knee joint. May be due to trauma, infection, gout, pseudogout, auto-immune disease. Fp/orthopedics can evaluate & offer treatment options. Nsaids (if u tolerate them) may help. Other treatments depend on cause. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
The one your surgeon: The one your surgeon is comfortable putting in. ...Read more
Infected: Septic refers to infection. A septic knee has active infection inside the joint. More common after knee replacement, it is quite rare in healthy adults. Signs are pain, redness, and swelling. If you were concerned about this, you should have it checked out urgently, as it can quickly lead to significant arthritis. ...Read more
Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read more
Different: The patellar tendon is a band of flexible fibrous tissue that attaches the lower part of your knee cap ("patella") to the top front of your tibia, the leg bone just below your knee. The knee joint is behind the patella and is where the tibia and the femur (thigh bone) come together in a kind of a hinge. ...Read more
How long have you had symptoms? If it's been more than 6 weeks further evaluation is necessary.
Pain or conditions from the hip often will hurt this way
stress fractures or labrum pathology can hurt this way ...Read more
It is a tendon: Insertion area. Without examination, cannot say exactly what is going on. ANd...the tendon can be merely sore from a bit of use (gets better in a few days, some rest, NSAIDS, maybe ace wrap). Torn, more serious, more restriction of movement, gets better, or the meniscus (cartilage cup the knee fits into) is broken INSIDE the knee (you might be a good judge of inside/out). serious/surgical. ...Read more
I have a problem in my knee joint so I trying to take deca dose of 50 mg per week for 8 week. Is it correct?
Knee pain: Not sure what you mean my decades dose. Are you referring to steroid oral dosing. ...Read more
Is a lateral displaced tibial plataeu the same thing as a crushed knee joint? X-ray's available on profile. Thx in adv
Sorry but I do not know how to see your profile
but what you describe is a reasonably bad fracture of the knee joint with displaced fracture of the outside part of the tibia at the knee
this needs attention of an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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