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Doctor insights on: Degenerative Osteoarthrosis

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What would you recomend for a women in her 50s with osteoarthrosis? She is taking glucosamine and msm.

What would you recomend for a women in her 50s with osteoarthrosis? She is taking glucosamine and msm.

See details: The therapeutic options depend on the area involved and the severity of the involvement. Glucosamine and msn can be tried but these supplements are often not that effective. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteoarthrosis and osteoarthritis in the hips. I have bilateral protrusio told I have osteoarthroisis?

What is the difference between osteoarthrosis and osteoarthritis in the hips. I have bilateral protrusio told I have osteoarthroisis?

Same term: They are really the same thing. Osteoarthrisus is more often used in Europeon literature and osteoarthritis most often in the US. ...Read more

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How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

Resection: Well, to have arthrosis from the AC joint means the joint must, by definition exist. So resection of the distal clavicle essentially eliminates the existence of the AC joint and as such arthrosis in that joint can not recur. Resection should be a permanent solution if surgery done correctly. ...Read more

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What are macular degenerative diseases?

What are macular degenerative diseases?

There are many: causes of degeneration of the macula. In younger patients they are usually genetic mutations (e.g. North Carolina Macular Dystrophy), and later in life they are age related (e.g. Age Related Macular Degeneration) but a genetic predisposition is required, not everyone gets it. Since the macula is where 'central vision' is captured, when the macula degenerates, the visual acuity worsens. ...Read more

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How to heal degenerative ostheoartritis?

How to heal degenerative ostheoartritis?

Symptom relief: There's no way to get rid of osteoarthritis completely (unless you get a knee replacement). Things help with the pain and symptom control: tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, daily exercise, physical therapy, supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin also could help (but don't get gouged with expensive "arthritis pills" - the other things i mentioned are cheap & can often work much better). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is degenerative ms?

Can you tell me what is degenerative ms?

A phase: We conceive that ms starts with inflammatory attack on the central nervous system, followed by a less intensive but gradually deteriorating process which is termed degenerative. So, the original relapsing-remitting course transforms at some point to a secondary progressive process. Without treatment 90% proceed by 20 yrs. Yet, potent and early treatment is designed to prevent the disability. ...Read more

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Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Aortic stenosis: A common cause of aortic stenosis or blocked aortic valve. In normal 3 leaflet valves usually presents 65-75 yrs. In bicuspid valves it presents 10-15 yrs earlier. Majority of bicuspid valves develop calcific av disease. Why only some of normal valves do isn't clear. There is a relationship with turbulent blood flow. Also it shares some risk factors to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What does uncovertebral degenerative change mean ?

What does uncovertebral degenerative change mean ?

This is a typical : Age related process seen almost universally in the neck or cervical spine where there are small right and left sided uncovertebral joints that develop wear and tear changes with typical disc degeneration at the same level that can sometimes contribute to nerve root compression or a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Could degenerative cervical disk diease get worse?

Could degenerative cervical disk diease get worse?

Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son has a degenerative rib?

What does it mean if my son has a degenerative rib?

May have arthritis: In the center of aged human rib cartilage, a yellowing degenerative zone is seen, while in a circular peripheral region the tissue remains unchanged. ...Read more

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Can a degenerative middle back cause a lot of pain?

Can a degenerative middle back cause a lot of pain?

Yes: Degenerative changes can refer to one of multiple different issues, all of which can be painful- disc disease, facet joint, pain, bone spurs, overgrowth of ligament causing nerve compression, etc . . ...Read more

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What is degenerative spine disease? Is there a cure?

What is degenerative spine disease? Is there a cure?

Arthritis: we all get it sooner or later. it is like tires on a car. but unlike worn out tires, there is no cure for it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have degenerative disc syndrome?

What does it mean to have degenerative disc syndrome?

Let's see: Between each vertebral body is a cushion called an intervertebral disc. These act as so-called shock absorbers to the spine. With aging and with overuse and with trauma and for unknown reasons, these disc lose their elasticity, stamina and durability and deteriorate. This can place stresses on the spine (cervical, thoracic & lumbar) and cause a myriad of symptoms and problems. They wear out! ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

Like Alheimer,s.: Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on their type. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is usually to improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility. Some of those condition(parkinson's disease alzheimer's disease). ...Read more

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How to help relieve pain from degenerative scolosis ?

Difficult pain: This pain can be difficult to control. Bracing and prevention of progression is very important. However, once the pain has already set in, a physician who knows has a thorough history can help you decide whether further bracing, medication management (non-opioid meds first!), or surgery are options for you. Physical therapy as well. Remember adjunct treatments like acupuncture too! ...Read more