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Can there be a procedure to fill out the lubrication between knee joints.?

Can there be a procedure to fill out the lubrication between knee joints.?

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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

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 more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

What is the procedure to recover after knee joint replacement?

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

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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.

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 more

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What does open joint space mean in your knee?

What does open joint space mean in your knee?

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 more

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What causes knee to slip out of joint?

What causes knee to slip out of joint?

Knee slippage: Slipping out of joint could be due to an unstable patella femoral relationship or due to underlying acl insufficiency. A careful history, exam and, x rays and MRI may further pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

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

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What should I do? I have pain in both knee joints advice please?

What should I do? I have pain in both knee joints advice please?

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

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Could you explain what is used to treat a knee disorder relating to the joint?

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