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Diagnostic Procedure Joint Knee
Knee: The fluid is produced naturally by the body- injections of extra thick joint like fluid had been shown to be effective in some people. ...Read more
Cartilage: If the "worn out cartilage" is referring to the meniscus then a meniscal transplant can be performed if there is significant meniscal loss and the patient is relatively young with no or minimal associated articular cartilage wear. If the 'worn out cartilage" is referring to the coating or articular cartilage of the femur then an articular cartilage can be considered with possible autologous tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Varies from person to person and surgeon to surgeon, but in general patients are through most of there soreness over 10-14 days and doing well at 8-12 weeks. Sometimes sooner, sometimes longer. ...Read more
What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.
Ortho eval: Due to your severe pain and impaired mobility, it is important to see the orthopedic surgeon for further eval. If a synovial cyst is confirmed as the cause, the ortho can provide you with appropriate treatment whether it is aspirating the cyst or excision of the cyst. There are several other causes of knee pain so it's important to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Point Laxity: The knee joint has a certain normal alignment of the two bones that oppose to make the knee joint. Joint space can abnormally widen in response to mechanical stress that sprains ligaments of the joint, causing joint to become lax and with increased range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee exercise: There are many exercises available to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Generally, low impact exercises are safe for everyone and include biking, water exercises, and elliptical. Resistance exercises such as leg presses, hamstring curls, leg extensions, etc may also be helpful. If no injury or damage, higher impact options exist including jogging and plyometrics. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
Too general a ?: There is a myriad of problems that can occur to a joint. Each needs its own individualized treatment. See your ortho doc for an eval. ...Read more
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