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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
Medial meniscal tear & full thickness cartilage fissuring flap over the lateral patellar facet adjacent to apex w/ associated joint effusion?
Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
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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
Diffuse grade 2-3 chondromalacia in lateral compartment w/lg area of full thickness cartilage loss & fissuring f/weightbearing lat. femoral condyle?
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
MRI show obliq tear body and posterior horn lateral meniscus, extending infr artic surface and ulceration articular cartilage patella. Surgery/Therapy?
Mainly Hyaline: Hyaline w some fibrous at attachment to bone. ...Read more
Hip -focal 3 mm full-thick hyaline cartilage defect involving the superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum??
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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