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Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Wrist: Sounds like tfcc, or triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. Consider initial splint/rest/nsaids, etc. Conservative treatment first, before considering arthroscopic removal, debridement, or repair. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed? Do rib cartilages shrink

Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
Do rib cartilages shrink

Potentially: The property of a material to stretch in respons to a stress and then contract back to its original length is know as elasticity. To some extent, the cartilage portion of the ribs do have this property. ...Read more

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Can knee cartilage heal?

Can knee cartilage heal?

No : Once injured, cartilage in a joint cannot typically "heal". The severity of the injury to the cartilage will determine the long term consequences such as arthritis. ...Read more

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Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

Unlikely : Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap. Extremely common.You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist.(2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present . At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Does costal cartilage contain calcium like bones?

Does costal cartilage contain calcium like bones?

No: cartilage is cartilage and bone is bone. In children the costal cartilage will eventually ossify to bone usually by late teens or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Difference between articular cartilage and condyles?

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Difference between articular cartilage and condyles?

Definitions: Articular cartilage refers to the lining of the bones in a joint (such as the knee, hip, shoulder, and wrist). It is an amazing dynamic structure that cushions the joint while allowing it to move freely. Condyles refer to anatomic parts of bones that look like rounded pegs (examples are the femoral condyle of the knees. Elbows, fingers, and toe joints also have "condyles"). ...Read more

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How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

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How does pneumonia cause subcostal cartilage and intercostals retractions?

Accessory muscles: Accessory muscles of respiration like sternocleidomastoid, intercostal muscles come into play with severe respiratory problems such as pneumonias, asthma, or COPD exacerbations. ...Read more

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What type of cartilage makes the articular cartilage?

What type of cartilage makes the articular cartilage?

Mainly Hyaline: Hyaline w some fibrous at attachment to bone. ...Read more

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Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more

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What is mild lateral excursion to the patella with focal subchrondral bone marrow along the median ridge inferior patella? overlying chondromalacia

What is mild lateral excursion to the patella with focal subchrondral bone marrow along the median ridge inferior patella? overlying chondromalacia

Weak VMO-LrgQ angle: The VMO ->the medial part of quadriceps muscle, when relatively stronger, it can help your patella (knee cap) track in the middle of its groove. As you grow, hips get wider and that increases the Q angle (look it up). Strengthen your VMO with Quad Sets. Put a Coffee can under your knee straighten- hold. Toes in X20, toes strait X10, Toes out X10. VMO works w/ toes in. incr. to 100/50/50. Ice. ...Read more

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Which type of cartilage makes up the articular cartilage?

Hyaline cartilage: Articular cartilage is made up of Type II Hyaline cartilage which is topographically quite complex in its structural makeup making it uniquely capable of providing a very smooth gliding surface for joints. ...Read more

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Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more

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Can someone explain this.. Moderate patellar chondromalacia w/ prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet?

Can someone explain this.. Moderate patellar chondromalacia w/ prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet?

Cartilage wear: Chrondromalacia means softening of the cartilage that covers the bone. It is a form of cartilage injury or degeneration. Moderate is a grade worse than "mild", but not as significant as "severe". The lateral patellar facet is the outside and back part of the patella. Fissuring means there is a groove-like defect in the cartilage. ...Read more

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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