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Cartilage (Definition)

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


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At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?

At what age would you expect the thyroid cartilage to fully ossify? Is it abnormal for this to have occurred by the age 44?

Thyroid cartilage: It does not usually ossify. It should not cause you any problem if your basic blood tests are normal. On another note, there are many treatments for depression, you should consider taking something for your hopelessness, as i feel you should not be hopeless ever. Dr m. ...Read more

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Thyroid cartilage increase?

Thyroid cartilage increase?

Likely normal: Since you are a 15 year male the enlargement in the thyroid cartilage (adam's apple) is likely a normal part of puberty. Suggest you see your family doctor to be sure it is the cartilage and not the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months. Do I need surgery or is rehab an option again? I also might have chipped a piece of cartilage.

I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months. Do I need surgery or is rehab an option again? I also might have chipped a piece of cartilage.

Rehab before surgery: You're describing a recurrent patella dislocation syndrome. Rehabilitation is always preferred prior to surgery. In the meantime, use of a knee sleeve with a lateral buttress might discourage the knee from dislocating during sport play. Surgery does not always solve the problem. Seek out a competent Orthopedic specialist for advice and persistent problems. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable that a child dislocate both kneecaps and doesn't realized until knee pain as a teen and MRI shows scarred cartilage?

Is it reasonable that a child dislocate both kneecaps and doesn't realized until knee pain as a teen and MRI shows scarred cartilage?

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia patellae is early arthritis of the kneecap cartilage. It can be caused by an episode of trauma such as a dislocation, but it can also be caused by a slightly off-track kneecap called patelofemoral syndrome. The off track joint can cause premature wearing on the cartilage like a sliding door that goes off its track. It might not be painful for years after the injury. ...Read more

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Ear cartilage dislocate? I get terrible pain outside ear. Very painful to touch and move jaw. If I pull my earlobe a bit it will pop and pain stops.

Ear cartilage dislocate? I get terrible pain outside ear. Very painful to touch and move jaw. If I pull my earlobe a bit it will pop and pain stops.

Ear pain: if you have had some sort of trauma or surgery it may be possible for the cartilage to click or pop. However it sounds more likely that you are have issues with your TMJ or hinge joint of your jaw. That is located in that area. You can place your finger in front of your ear, and feel the joint when you open and close your mouth. It can be very painful. Certainly have your doctor check. ...Read more

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I dislocated my kneecap, torn mpfl, strained mcl, bone bruises and cartilage damage. I've gone to pt 3x/week for 3 months. Is surgery a good option?

I dislocated my kneecap, torn mpfl, strained mcl, bone bruises and cartilage damage.  I've gone to pt 3x/week for 3 months. Is surgery a good option?

Probably yes if you-: Still having problems like recurrent k.Cap dislocation or subluxations. The bruises, mcl strains should be better by now. The best person to advise would be your orthopod who is treating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more

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I have dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage. Will I ever recover?

See details: Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. ...Read more

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Had my neck, back adjusted and a dislocated rib popped back in. Came home and started feeling very warm and feverish. Is this normal?

Had my neck, back adjusted and a dislocated rib popped back in. Came home and started feeling very warm and feverish. Is this normal?

Fever: is usually not normal. Whether is related to the adjusted and the dislocated may be hard to tell. Let the person that adjusted your neck know your symptoms ...Read more

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Aching neck (not stiff) In some mornings ,Not all. Lasts an entire day. Pain radiates a little. Left Shoulder recently dislocated. What could it be?

Injury to neck: Any injury severe enough to dislocate a shoulder could certainly cause injury to the neck. Because the shoulder dislocation is very painful, the neck injury symptoms might be over looked. That is why when we examine someone for a shoulder injury we also SHOULD examine the neck (as the 2 are very intimately related). And vice versa. Please see your doctor re your neck symptoms. ...Read more

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Dislocated my right shoulder in january of 2013, reduced, slung it with pt. My right collarbone looks different & right side of neck feels tense. Why?

Dislocated my right shoulder in january of 2013, reduced, slung it with pt. My right collarbone looks different & right side of neck feels tense. Why?

Dislocation ?: After a shoulder dislocation and sling immobilization disuse atrophy of the shoulder muscles can occur and cause the clavicle to appear more prominent. Also, with more scapular than glenohumeral( sh. Jt.) relative motion occurring your trapezius may be seeing more motion and " tenser"... Of course, an acromioclavicular "separation" of the shoulder can cause these 'changes' more quickly... ...Read more

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I have really bad neck & shoulder pain , how do i know if its dislocated ?

Too much pain: If it is dislocated you could not even move it and the pain is unbearable if you have doubt see a doctor for X ray ...Read more

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Jaw dislocated on both sides 2x in 3 days, appt on thursday. The left joint \u0026 full neck feel like they're on fire. Why, & how can I stop it? =)

Jaw dislocated on both sides 2x in 3 days, appt on thursday. The left joint \u0026 full neck feel like they're on fire. Why, & how can I stop it? =)

Jaw and Muscle: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to be misaligned. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm in that they are very familiar with multiple treatment options to select from based on the patient needs. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I want to turn my head, I experience sharp pain as if my neck will dislocate. This is is more so on my left side just below my ear.

Facet or cervical: Probably a mildly unstable or irritated Facet joint. in your upper cervical spine. Especially if there is a history of trauma. I would get cervical xrays including flexion extension, and odontoid views to better assess. See a sports med or spine surgeon to best evaluate this. ...Read more

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Dislocated collar bone causes lots of discomfort up right side of neck to lower part of skull?

Dislocated collar bone causes lots of discomfort up right side of neck to lower part of skull?

See a doctor.: The muscles that attach to the collarbone, as well as neck and skull, can be stretched and become painful if the collarbone is truly dislocated. It takes a lot of force to cause this kind of bony dislocation, and this type of dislocation needs to be reduced (repositioned properly) by a doctor for correct healing and to ease pain. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, i suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, i suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that dont break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more

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Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.

Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.

Highly unlikely: There is virtually no chance that the neuralgic pains you're feeling from December in the neck or the "skull" as you put it have anything to do with the coccygeal fracture. It would be kinda like finding a Polar Bear sunbathing in the Amazon Rain Forest! Totally WRONG location! Nice thing about fractures is that PAIN marks the spot...like the X on a treasure map! Anything else is "fool's gold!" ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more