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Doctor insights on: Elbow Joint Effusion Treatment

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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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An injury caused a large joint effusion w/ elevation of the anterior & posterior fat pads on elbow. Will the fat pads heal and return to its place?

An injury caused a large joint effusion w/ elevation of the anterior & posterior fat pads on elbow. Will the fat pads heal and return to its place?

Kind of: The fat pads are normal structures and so they don't really heal. In a x-ray of a normal elbow, they are usually not seen as they are within the joint. When the elbow joint has extra fluid in it, they float out of the joint and are visible. So when you see fat pads on an x-ray, that is a sign of a significant elbow injury even if a fracture is not seen, as in an occult radial head fracture. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for small superpatellar joint effusion? Do we need to have a mri?

What is the treatment for small superpatellar joint effusion? Do we need to have a mri?

Probably nothing: Small joint effusions can be caused by many, many things, most require no testing or intervention. If the joint hurts, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as advil (ibuprofen) can be helpful as can ice massage. Mostly rest and time. Imaging is not usually required for a non-traumatic, small effusion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aseptic joint effusion?

What is the treatment for aseptic joint effusion?

It depend on the: Reason, gout have treatment and other the same, if it is viral anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for an ankle joint effusion? Very painful, hard to exercise or walk. Thanks!

Effusion: You need to address what is causing the joint effusion first. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication can help. See your local doctor if it is not calming down. ...Read more

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MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?

Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read more

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28yr f, knee pain, MRI says joint effusion & chondromalacia. I swim for exercise. 0 injuries. What could cause this? Treatment possibilities? Thanks

28yr f, knee pain, MRI says joint effusion & chondromalacia. I swim for exercise. 0 injuries. What could cause this? Treatment possibilities? Thanks

? Of mid-20's female: ? of chronic knee pain with effusion. In a young female the observations which should be made are whether she has Hypermobility Syndrome (Brighton Criteria) & genu varum/valgus. Absent acute injury, repetitive gravitational stress can evoke non-linear patellar mobility & patellofemoral wear & tear. See an Osteopath & Podiatrist. Reconfigured shoes might help realign the longitudinal axis of leg. ...Read more

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I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

A lot depends: On severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous: The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

Conservative.: If your physician is not familiar with the condition, I would recommend a sport medicine or orthopedic consultation. Mucoid degeneration of the meniscus refers to a change in the molecular make up of the meniscus as a nonspecific response to injury particularly in a young adult but can be related to aging to older individuals. Treatment is typically conversative, ie, nonsurgical. ...Read more

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27 year old female. Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb. My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion. Treatment?

27 year old female. Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb. My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion. Treatment?

Conservative: Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace. The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! Http://reference. Medscape. Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more

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How long can I expect pain and stiffness in my elbow joint after being in a long arm cast for 6 weeks?

How long can I expect pain and stiffness in my elbow joint after being in a long arm cast for 6 weeks?

Could take a while: 6 weeks is a long time for your elbow to be immobilized. You are young. With some physical therapy and time, I would expect you should regain most of your motion. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Brachioradial: It is possible that you have developed brachioradial pruritus which is itching/burning secondary to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Yes 30 years: I perform ten to twelve elbow replacements or rereplacements per year. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint

Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint

Not common: Usually avn of any joint is due 2 oral steroids or im injections on a long term basis, also etoh abuse. The intra articular injections repeatedly into a joint cause permanent damage 2 the articular cartilage of the joint. ...Read more

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Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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My elbow joint cracks with mild pain. Its difficult for me to adjust, what to do?

Need to be evaluated: Difficulty moving your elbow with pain needs to be investigated to make sure that there is no other pathology ...Read more

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My elbow joint hurts from lifting weight. What can I use, it's bothering me a lot.

My elbow joint hurts from lifting weight. What can I use, it's bothering me a lot.

Heat and ice: Heat alternating with ice, NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, and rest help. If the pain persists, see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

It depend: On the kind fracture you have some take 6-8 weeks some take few month, also it depend if you developed complication or not. ...Read more

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Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Let me help you: It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it out. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more