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Distal Femoral Epiphysiodesis
Growth at that-: -epiphysis will no longer grow.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does well corticated density is seen in the distal femoral metadiaphysis. Likely represents a fiborous cortical defect mean?
Well: Usually means a cyst in the bone. Ask the doctor ordered for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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
Arthritis surgery.: It is a surgical procedure that takes the weight bearing off the arthritic part of your knee, and realigns it to the healthy part of your knee. ...Read more
I got a distal femoral osteotomy about three years ago on the inside of my leg when I press against my quad I feel discomfort what is this?
Hard to say: There are multple potential cause and I would encourage you to be checked. Sometimes the osteotomy site will develop hypertrophic that may cause what you are describing, sometimes it may be related to the hardware that was placed in your leg to do the osteotomy, or it may be some scar tissue. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
26, knee oa - meniscus tear/ scope surgery 10 yrs ago - was ncaa athlete. Drs say distal femoral osteotomy. Can I improve my alignment w/ pt instead of surgery? Now low impact lifestyle and no pain
Somewhat: Yes, I would maximize physical therapy and an "unloader" knee brace, customized for your misalignment. This brace provides some realignment to you while weight-bearing. If you fail to see satisfactory results with conservative management, then an osteotomy could be helpful for you. Keep your weight at a healthy level, as this may be the #1 modifiable factor to prevent progression of your arthritis. ...Read more
Does bone graft have to be used in distal femoral osteotomy for valgus knee? My doctor said he does not use it. I am 18 years old with knock knee.
Spiral femur fx 6 weeks ago. I M nail with 3 distal screws. One in lateral condyle worked its way out having surg to remove. What should I expect?
Simple out patient procedure
Screw removal usually straight forward unless screw is broken ...Read more
What is the recovery time for a 10 YO with a distal femur benign tug lesion/cortical desmoid? Are activities like volleyball that don't cause pain ok?
Brief recovery time: This is a benign and self limited lesion that requires no more than rest and pain relief with ibuprofen if needed. It is not serious and usually occurs in the presence of athletic activity. Sometimes it is found as an unrelated and insignificant finding on MRI done for other reasons. A few weeks at most of rest and use of ibuprofen if painful and activities that do not cause pain are ok ...Read more
My son is15, bone age 17.Some of his growth plates are not completely closed (rad/cub, little space at distal femur. Is it still possible to treat him?
Growth plates: Your son is 15 yrs and his bone age is 17 yrs, he is close to his maximum height. For short stature treatment he is beyond a growth stage to make much of a difference. Growth hormone at this stage would close those open growth plates faster. I am assuming that this is the treatment you are asking about. ...Read more
I fractured my distal femur and tibia at the knee, I'm healed but I have pain on my outer knee along with a distorted look. What could this be?
Hi doctors. I have a persistent pain in the distal part of femur since 3 days ago and now lt extend to my thigh and prevent me from walking. Thanks :)?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe you medications that will help relieve symptoms. They may take an x-ray as well. ...Read more
Broken bone above --:
The knee joint.
He needs treatment for it, from an Orthopedic surgeon.
Good luck. ...Read more
This is quite an: Open ended question. Could you clarify what specifically you would like to know and re-ask. Thanks much. ...Read more
2 distal femur stress fx in 7 months. Ortho dx. Docs at a loss for causes. Any ideas? Bone density normal. Normal labs except vit. D
I have mild recurrent pain with tenderness in the distal end of femur that hurt me when I bend my knee and walk...Is it osteosarcoma? Cause I'm scared
Unlikely: Osteosarcoma is beyond rare but the easiest way to allay your fears is to have the leg examined and x rays done. ...Read more
Ortho diagnosis distal femur stress fracture no known cause would you recommend searching for cause given unique location? How to find cause?
Rule out osteoporosi: I recommend you see your family doctor to rule out early causes of osteoporosis by appropriate testing. May need an endocrine consult and should rule out hypophosphatasia if labs point towards that with a chronically low alkaline phosphatase level. Parathyroid tests will need to be run. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a tumor in my left distal femur that has caused a hairline fracture last year. I have been feeling pressure and pain. Should I be concerned?
Osteonecrosis: Yes! Be concerned. The tumor you had was probably a benign non-ossyfying fibroma. Usually, if your growth plate has closed (you've stop growing), then the bone growth won't exceed your bodies ability toget rid of the dying bone so that it won't cause problems. When you continue to grow osteonecrosis (dead bone) can remain and cause pain, or the the tumor can recur. Both require an mri- immediately. ...Read more
What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?
CT scan: It means that the distal femur is rotated counterclockwise (as if you are looking up from the feet) 35 degrees from the neutral position. If you have a fracture of the proximal femur or shaft, it means that the distal fracture piece is rotated relative to the proximal fractured piece of the femur. ...Read more
MRI shows cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur and small joint effusion. Could this be causing my constant pain and can cyst be drained/treated?
There are many: Types of "cystic" bone lesions and most do not represent true fluid-filled cysts. Some types of these lesions are completely innocuous and require no treatment, others can be more serious. So it is difficult to render an opinion without evaluating the images or at least knowing the specific description in the MRI report. ...Read more
What is the difference between extra-articular, partial-articular, complete-articular and intra-articular? (for a distal femur fracture)
Related to the joint: Fracture of the femur and other bones can be described as Extra/Outside of joint, Partial/involving part of joint, complete/entire joint, Intra/inside of the joint. Treatment can sometimes depend on the type of joint involvement. ...Read more
MRI confirmed recurrent/ residual stress fracture in rt distal femur (1st 9/18/13, 2nd 7/31/14). Despite rest, still lots of pain. Is this normal?
No: No, it's not normal. Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. But healing can be slowed down by certain medications, smoking, among other things. A fracture that hasn't healed after 3 months is called a nonunion and may require surgery. You should see your orthopedic doctor for more specific treatment options about your case. ...Read more
Possible causes for distal femur stress fracture? No trauma, not a high performance athlete. Only 35. Should I do repeat bone scan? Normal 5 yr. Ago
What does altered marrow signal in distal femur and proximal tibia accompanied with hemosiderin deposition & thickened synovium in MRI left knee mean?
Hemosiderin MRI: This may be consistent with a condition of the knee called pigmented villodular synovitis. This is caused by inflammation of the lining of the knee joint (synovium) and resulting deposit of breakdown of blood products. The cause is largely unknown. The diagnosis of pigmented villonodular synovitis is confirmed by biopsy, and the treatment of choice is synovectomy. ...Read more
Why would the hemoglobin and hematocrit be low in a non-surgical patient with a distal femur fracture?
Bone cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur. What does it mean? Could this be causing constant pain in my knee? Plus small joint effusion
Cyst can cause pain: A bone cyst in the distal femur is a common finding on x-ray of the knee. It is possible that the cyst can cause pain and a small effusion. The next step is to see a medical provider and have an MRI performed on the knee including the distal femur to evaluate the cyst and knee joint in more detail. ...Read more