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Xray found a possible fibrous cortical defect in knee. Is that poss for a 30 yr old? And do they cause knee pain?

Xray found a possible fibrous cortical defect in knee. Is that poss for a 30 yr old? And do they cause knee pain?

These are incidental: -findings & have been there for a long time. Not a source of trouble, but R usually found due to an injury in the area but are of no concern. ...Read more

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Can someone help explain to me what an anterior cortical defect in the knee?

Can someone help explain to me what an anterior cortical defect in the knee?

Divot: The cortex is the outer surface of the bone. An anterior cortical defect of the knee suggests that there is a small divot or defect in the outer front surface of your knee. ...Read more

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What is photopenic defect knee means?

What is photopenic defect knee means?

Reduced uptake: Photopenia (cold) means reduction of photons being imaged in nuclear medicine or PET imaging. Increased uptake is usually active or hot. On bone scans photopenia be caused by metals, necrotic tumor, bone infarction, deficient bone, or infection with ischemia (decreased blood supply). ...Read more

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I've a small tear in my meniscus + defect in knee cartilage i'm 52 and in great shape. What exactly are my option? Any new reliable procedures?

I've a small tear in my meniscus + defect in knee  cartilage i'm 52 and in great shape. What exactly are my option? Any new reliable procedures?

It depends: Based on the tone of your question, i assume you mean surgical options. If not, non-op choices are the first step. If you mean surgical options, most small meniscus tears in your age group are cleaned up, ie not repairable. The options for the cartilage defect depend greatly on the exact site of the defect. Options include debridement, microfracture, or regenerative options such as aci. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my running following osteochondral defect of the knee surgery? It has been 4 months since the screws have been taken out.

How do I strengthen my running following osteochondral defect of the knee surgery? It has been 4 months since the screws have been taken out.

Work the whole leg: Build strength above your baseline in the muscles of the belly, back, hips & thighs. Work on your tolerance for impact by skipping and jumping (use calisthenics, plyometrics, your choice). Be sure the surgeon has cleared you for these activities (that there has been good bone growth). Start running on an easy schedule and not where you left off before the surgery. Any pain signals a slow down. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy can I do to help an osteochondral defect in my knee?

What types of physical therapy can I do to help an osteochondral defect in my knee?

Motion & strength: The goal of physical therapy is to maximize functional recovery after injury or surgery by performing exercises to regain motion and strength about the knee. ...Read more

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I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?

I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?

I would be concerned: For a clot in the leg and I don't think your symptom is consistent with your injury and advise you to have it checked out ASAP, always better safe then sorry. ...Read more

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I have a cyst that continues to form out of my total knee replacement is this a defect of the implant?

I have a cyst that continues to form out of my total knee replacement is this a defect of the implant?

Probably not: I am confused by the description. If you are talking about a cyst or fluid mass around your knee, that is probably secondary to continued joint irritation causing fluid build up. In rare instances, irritation to the tissues from the metal or plastic inserts cause a reaction, which may cause the formation of bone cysts around the implant. In either case, it is not an implant defect. ...Read more

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