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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 just went to P.t. and was told that something is blocking my knee from bending? I just had knee surgery 3 weeks ago for chondral defect. Please

I just went to P.t. and was told that something is blocking my knee from bending? I just had knee surgery 3 weeks ago for chondral defect. Please

See your surgeon: If you have difficulty bending your knee , (esp if you feel a mechanical component)3 weeks after a knee scope for an articular cartilage 'defect' see your surgeon and get re- examined.Difficult to elaborate without knowing the severity of the defect(? Small , focal)or more extensive and the treatment performed (? chondroplasty, microfracture, OATS, etc.)Best of luck! ...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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Dear Doctor, what type of pain med is allocated for this defect. The pain travels down my left leg to knee; especially whendriving. Sleepless nites.

Dear Doctor, what type of pain med is allocated for this defect. The pain travels down my left leg to knee; especially whendriving. Sleepless nites.

You need a diagnosis: Pain medication isn't the answer. You need a clear diagnosis so that the appropriate therapy can be instituted. You can discuss this with your physician and possibly see a neurologist, or another position or even a rheumatologist ...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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What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more

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Experiencing weaker knees?

Strengthen: Many conditions can lead to weakness, from nerve problems to muscle weakness, etc. Be examined by a doctor and may need strengthening and physical therapy. Might need diagnostic tests if the weakness is significant. ...Read more

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How do you lock your knees?

How do you lock your knees?

Full extension: Knees are traditionally in a locked position when they are fully extended. ...Read more

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What means if my knees are hot?

What means if my knees are hot?

See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I keep my knees healthy?

How can I keep my knees healthy?

Exercise: Weight bearing exercise such as walking, cycling or swimming and weight loss are the best methods of keeping joints health. ...Read more

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How to lighten extreme dark knees?

How to lighten extreme dark knees?

Citrus fruits: You can use orange or lemon peels. It's acidity promotes exfoliation of skin. Whitening creams such as hydroquinone, kojic acid and arbutin can be used. See your dcotor for prescriptions. ...Read more

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What causes your knees to give out?

What causes your knees to give out?

Several conditions: Knees can give out for various reasons, from ligament tears, to nerve problems, to pain-related issues. Be examined by a dr, especially if you had an injury or pain with the buckling/giving out. ...Read more

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