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Increased angle: When measuring the head, neck, and shaft of the femur (thigh bone) and angle is measured. When the angle is greater than 135, this is referred to as coxa valga. Bilateral would mean that both hip are involved. ...Read more
48yr kneemri osteonecrosis 5.1mm osteochondral defect & chondromalacic ulcer apex patella 7.8mm tranvers diam. Grade4 chandro erosion. Replace or fix?
Does anyone know, after hallux valgus-hammer toe correction surgery, doctor arranged plaster of paris bandage upto knee.?
Cortisone inj anterior tib tendon no effect.Other possibilities?Worn boot,done physio,taken anti-inflammatories,worn orthotics.Slipped 1 1/2 yrs ago.
Surgery type: If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. ...Read more
Good question: Osteotimy is a cut in the bone. In a derotational osteotimy, the bone is cut and then rotated to a better position and this corrected position is usually then held in place by a plate and screws. In this case, the surgery is done on the tibia and femur. The most common indication would be severe malalignment of the leg such as a severe case of "in- toeing." ...Read more
I suppose: Genu simply knee and valgus is the deformity that means the lower part (toward the ankle) is jutting to the outside. I believe that this is the more scientific name for "knock-knees". The opposite deformity, genu varum, would be when the knees are bowed to the outside and one has the proverbial "can't catch a pig in a ditch" problem. Both problems lead to uneven loading of the knee. ...Read more
Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot.Could it be misaligned calcaneus?
Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more
Foot surgery: Remember that there are risks and complications with all kinds of surgery regardless if it is foot, hand, heart, or brain. I always tell my patients that surgery should be the last option. If you have pain try some conservative care first. You can always have surgery later, but once you have the surgery you cant undo it. ...Read more
Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?
See good knee...: This is purely an MRI reading of your knee.'partial' acl and PCL tears in your age group means very little to me unless you had a very significant , recent knee injury w/ a hemarthrosis .( which u don't have).'chondromalacia'( of what..Mfc, lfc, patella?) means you have a component of arthritis in your knee. See a qualified, respected knee surgeon to discuss your options . Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ankle xray 8mm lucency in medial talar dome consistent with osteochondral lesion. Enthesophyte at posterior aspect of the calcaneus, means what?
See orthopedist : Those findings especially at the dome of the talus was once osteochondritis dessicans. To try and avoid further aritic findings talk to your doctor. That talar finding is an "old" injury. So too is enthesophyte ( spur) ...Read more
It tells a lot: It means the outside of the ankle bone (fibula) is broken at the level of the ankle joint, and can extend outward and sometimes upward. The other side of the ankle can sometimes be sprained or have a fracture.The Danis Weber classifications help guide treatment. Type A fractures might do well with a cast or walking boot. Type B fractures might nonweightbearing or surgery. Type C needs surgery. ...Read more
After debridment of torn lateral meniscus, large ulcer defect at lateral femoral condyl (grade 2) is discovere, is't treatable? What are my options?
Would be difficult: With both feet out of commission during the recuperation, this would be difficult. I discourage my patients from having this done. Keep in mind depending on the type of bunionectomy and hammertoe repair performed, there is on average a 6-8 week healing period for any bone work but with lower extremity surgery, particularly in the foot, the added issues with swelling are due to dependent position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?
In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?
Mri, mild joint efusion seen, thickning lateral colateral legamnt sugest tendinosis, bone edema involve femora condyle n tibial plateu further treatment?
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