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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


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5w3d pregnant.Having right side abdomain n leg pain sometimes. I had hCG 5000inj in 4th wk to the rt side.Ls the pain bcoz of inj. Can i see fetus now?

5w3d pregnant.Having right side abdomain n leg pain sometimes. I had hCG 5000inj in 4th wk to the rt side.Ls the pain bcoz of inj. Can i see fetus now?

Unseen ; unheard: The fetus is not yet developed enough to see anything other that a "little bubble" (gestational sac) on ultrasound only. Your abdominal pains are best addressed by a OB gyn exam if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and I've been having some lower tummy cramps here and there and leg cramps less fetal movement signs of labor soon to come?

39 weeks pregnant and I've been having some lower tummy cramps here and there and leg cramps less fetal movement signs of labor soon to come?

Probably : These may be signs of impending labor. Make sure you are keeping yourself hydrated. If you don't feel baby move contact your OB or go to labor and delivery to get checked! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and risk of floating patellas?

What are the symptoms and risk of floating patellas?

Patellar pain.: Unstable patellae could give you pain around the kneecaps. It can also give you a sense of instability, or it feels like the knee is "giving out" on you. See a sports medicine specialist, who will probably recommend physical therapy. ...Read more

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Where is the patella?

Where is the patella?

Kneecap: The patella is also called the kneecap. It's a small, roundish bone which is right at the front part of your knee - the part that sticks out the most. ...Read more

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Function of the patella?

Function of the patella?

Fulcrum for knee: Patella serves as a fulcrum for the quadriceps muscles to strengthen your ability to straighten your leg. Unfortunately, the shear forces are very high and the patella is prone to developing arthritis. ...Read more

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How to cure patella pain for a drummer?

Quad strengthening: The commonest cause for patellar pain is secondary to quadriceps weakness caused by some softening of the cartilage under the patella and it usually gets better with exercises in addition to rx of the underlying patellar /knee problem. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more

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What connects the patella to the tibia?

What connects the patella to the tibia?

A tendon called the: Patellar Tendon. Some also call it the Patellar Ligament. ...Read more

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What is chondromalacia patella ?

What is chondromalacia patella ?

Chondromalacia: Patella is literally softening of the cartilage overlying the back part of the patella/knee cap. This can include thinning, fissuring, tearing and irregularity of the cartilage. ...Read more

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What is patella femoral syndrome?

Kneecap problems: Your patella is your knee cap and patello femoral syndrome is a term that covers a broad range of kneecap problems ranging from arthritis, to pain to mild instability and maltracking. ...Read more

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What causes patella femoral syndrome?

Many things.: Jumping can do it. Patellar mistracking can do it. Hypermobility can do it. Cycling with to short a seat can do it. There are many causes I have not mentioned. And finally, any combination of factors make it more likely. ...Read more

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How do I treat chondromalacia patella?

Therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. ...Read more

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Information about chondromalacia patella?

Very treatable prob: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. ...Read more

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Best way of curing patella femoral syndrome?

Best way of curing patella femoral syndrome?

Time...: Ah, the runner's knee! i hope you went to see a sport specialist. Ice the knee 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for several days if this is new. Rest the leg with a pillow beneath the knee. Use some anti-inflammatory nsaids and physical therapy by a professional. Abstain from using the knee/leg for a while. Be patient, it should pass with time and attention. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have patella chondromalacia?

You have to be seen: It meant "soft cartilage under the knee cap", a presumed cause of pain at the front and especially inner side of the knee. Treatment range between rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation), anti-inflammatory medications, and physiotherapy. Treatment with surgery could be done if other methods failed. ...Read more

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