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Could Accutane Cause The Deterioration Of Knee Cartilage
Nolt likely: By cartilage degeneration, I am assume you mean meniscus degeneration. This is not list as an adverse event. Also on nlm search there were no articles that reported any meniscus problem associated with Accutane use. Joint pain and musculoskeletal symptoms are not uncommon. If you mean arthritis, it has been reported as an associated adverse event and is mentioned in the package insert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I assume you mean--: -fluid in the joint space. T is a reaction 2 some process in the knee. Rheumatoid, ligament tears, carriages being injures, mal alignment, injuries. Injury, gout Infection. ?.yada yada yada.the list goes on only a history, images & a hands on eval by Ur orthopedic surgeon can narrow this down 2 the actual cause. ...Read more
Knee MRI states "in the medial compartment, there is mild thinning of cartilage w/ normal signal of the meniscus and the collateral ligaments are normal". Is this osteoarthritis? Thank you.
Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking , grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?
I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?
No: The knee locking is typically caused by guarding from pain, so the locking in and of itself does not cause the tear to grow larger. If the knee truly locks and you really cannot move it at all then that is typically treated as a surgical emergency and you should contact your orthopedist urgently. ...Read more
Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated
Suggest eval: Its hard to tell what's causing the pain. With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: This is a very difficult question to answer in 400 characters.Certainly a tumor is one of the least common causes of swelling around the knee. That being said, if you do have a tumor close to the knee, then it is possible that you can experience what we call a reactive effusion and thus experience fluid swelling or bleeding within the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is osteoarthrofibrosis in the knee? What causes grinding and clicking in the knee? Can too much fluid be removed from the knee?
Wear and tear : Osteoarthritis is due to wearing out of the knee and it's support structures. Grinding and clicking are symptoms of this process. Sometimes joint effusions ("water on the knee") develops. Removing this fluid is not harmful, and frequently helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can thickening of the MCL or scar tissue cause instability of the knee to include buckling, stiffness, locking, and catching?
I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?
Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more
Mri results: an osteochondral defect on the posterior surface of the patella does this mean surgery also chondromalacia patella and small joint effusi?
Depends: None of these problems necessarily reuire you to have surgery, but the first 2 could be improved with surgery. It depends on your degree of impairment/pain/ability to get around. A small effusion (fluid) is not unexpected. You need to discuss risks of surgery, prognosis, amount of rehab, etc with your pcp and/or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can slight laxity ligamentous on left side of ankle cause instability and also lead to arthritis?
I'm 32 and MRI is showing lose of cartilage in the right knee due to severe arthritis will i need knee surgery severe pain during activity or still?
Possible: Depending on the size of the broken cartilage, how was it damaged and to what extent your knee is utilized. An MRI scan would give you the best view of the damage area. Cartilages in your knees provide comfortable cushion and smooth interface for the knee bones to slide on each other during walking or running. A small broken piece may not be noticeable. Talk to a knee surgeon for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does moderate cartilage loss at the acromioclavicular joint and significant subchrondral edema in the lateralclavicle and the acromion?
My MRI results for left kneew reveals: mild thinning of the cartilage along the lateral femoral condyle with out full thickness defect or underlying reactive change. There is mild to moderate thinning of the medial compartment cartilage w/out full thickn
You : You have several reasons for pain based on this report. Where is your pain? Along the inside, front, or back of the knee. Based on the fact that there is mild to moderate thinning of the articular (joint surface) cartilage in the medial (inside) compartment, i assume your partial menisectomy in 2000 was on the inside (medial) aspect of your knee. If that is the case, you have done very well for the past 12 years considering that you are a runner only to have mild thinning! grading of arthritis in an MRI (where most likely you were laying down) is sometimes a little artificial so it is a little hard to tell how bad it really is. You definitely have thinnning, and it is probably a little more advanced in the medial(inside) compartment than for age, although basing this on a report is very subjective. The baker's cyst is located in the back of the knee, so if your pain is in the back, then this is the most likely the culprit. That being said, the baker cyst is a direct result of the joint being irritated, either from the medial meniscus tear or arthritis. Pain from the current meniscus tear should be along the inside of the knee, and it may be associated with instability, locking or catching. Based on this report, you should see a sports medicine professional to discuss your options. Good luck!. ...Read more
What is chondromalacia patella? Can it lead to permanent knee problems in the knee, esp if combined with previous knee trauma(med col strain/sprain)?
Cartilage breakdown: Chondro (cartilage) -malacia (abnormal softening of tissue) is a common finding in adult knees resulting from an acute single injury or more likely from a accumulation of damage from an overuse injury. An MCL sprain can coexist in the same knee as chondromalacia of the knee cap (patella), but the presence of both does not necessarily bode more poorly for the functional outcome of the knee. ...Read more
Can an lcl injury cause pain in the back of the knee? By this i don't mean under kneecap, but backside of knee.
LCL Injury : Lateral collateral ligament injury manifest by pain along the outer portion of the knee. A referred pain pattern to the back of the knee (popliteal region) would be unusual. It is not unusual to have more than one injury along with lcl injury. Another concurrent injury or condition should be evaluated for. ...Read more
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