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I had an arthroscopy on my knee for rheumatoid arthritis three months ago. Th eknee is still painful and swollen. Why?

I had an arthroscopy on my knee for rheumatoid arthritis three months ago. Th eknee is still painful and swollen. Why?

Depends: Arthroscopy can only help you if you have any structural abnormality like a meniscal tear. Ra is an autoimmune that can prematurally destroy a joint. You may need some form of oral treatment for RA if you are still symptomatic. You should follow up with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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At what point is surgery necessary with hip protrusio? Is hip protrusio always associated with rheumatoid arthritis ?

At what point is surgery necessary with hip protrusio?  Is hip protrusio always associated with rheumatoid arthritis ?

Pain/function: Surgery for hip protrusion is necessary for pain relief and decreased function. When u are ready is a discussion of the risk /benefit ratio. Protrusio is associated with rheumatoid arthritis but also can occur in conditions that are congenital or acquired. ...Read more

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Is fibrous ankylosis can be treated with some surgery method to restore the full mobility of joint in rheumatoid arthritis ?

Is fibrous ankylosis can be treated with some surgery method to restore the full mobility of joint in rheumatoid arthritis ?

It might respond to: Platelet rich plasma. Injected into the joint. Find a doctor who does prolotherapy and most of them do platelet rich plasma into the joint. Surely worth a try and the alternative is fusion or total joint replacement and you are too young for the later visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed/org for info and a doctor. ...Read more

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How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop

How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read more

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Can a patient with Rheumatoid arthritis, do a laser eye surgery (PRK) , after stopping plaquenil medication? Is there a possible complications ? .....

Can a patient with Rheumatoid arthritis, do a laser eye surgery (PRK) , after stopping plaquenil medication? Is there a possible complications ? .....

Not the best option: Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of autoimmune disorder - a condition where the body's immune system is attacking itself. LASIK and PRK both require the eye to heal normally in order to improve the vision and prevent complications during the healing process. Patients with active autoimmune disease do not heal as well and may develop serious side effects after laser surgery, and are not candidates ...Read more

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Just wanted to know if rheumatoid arthritis is possible in a teen, and if so what causes it?

Just wanted to know if rheumatoid arthritis is possible in a teen, and if so what causes it?

Au contraire! Rare!: The term jra is not used anymore in rheumatology!. It is now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Most children are ccp antibody negative, and the majority rf neg as well. Ra can appear early in life, mainly in females in there mid-teens. I have not had a single RA pt. In the last 43 jia patients seen. Even the sex ratio is different: more like 1 to 1, versus 10/1. ...Read more

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Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause..?

Could seronegative juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause..?

What?: You did not finish the question, but there are many rheumatologic features and systemic features of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, now called juvenile idiopathic arthritis, since most juvenile arthritis patients do not have ra! ask again, so i can help. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more