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There is stable narrowing of the medial patellofemoral articulation with full thickness cartilage loss and fissure of the patellar apex. Explain pleas?
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more
An MRI of my knee shows a fissure of the lateral facet, nearly perpendicular, extending through the full cartilage thickness with a small focus of und?
Question? HT Prime.: I assume you have a question regarding this finding on MRI, however none is stated. If you are having symptoms & want to know treatment options, I suggest you use HealthTap Prime so you can talk to a live doctor, upload the pictures & MRI report, & discuss how the symptoms developed. That way, your doctor'll have the best information with which to give you good advice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
What does a linear fissure formation within the articular cartilage overlying the patella apex mean? This is on a MRI report. Please explain.
Hello frnds. I play badminton, one year I am having pain in left knee, I don't feel pain while playing but while coming down stairs. Cartildge fissure.
Femeropatellar syndr: Pain in knee coming down the stair can be due to1runnersknee also called pattellofemoral pain syndrome, it is problem in the way patella moves2chondromalacia patella is damage to the cartilage of the knee cap3 osteoarthritid. You need to consult an orthopedic specialist or a sport medicine specialist. ...Read more
Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?
Unlikely: Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap. Extremely common. You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist. (2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present. At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet. What does this mean? Is it just holes in the cartilage?
Like cut coconut: It is like a cut in the white coconut flesh. If cut down to the shell it leaves a fissure and u can pry it open. Come back the next day and it's still there, no healing. Articular cartilage is the same, once cut it remains cut for ever as this cartage has no ability 2 heal as it has no blood supply. It's not a hole but like the coconut the fissure remains. ...Read more
Can someone explain this. Moderate patellar chondromalacia w/ prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet?
Cartilage wear: Chrondromalacia means softening of the cartilage that covers the bone. It is a form of cartilage injury or degeneration. Moderate is a grade worse than "mild", but not as significant as "severe". The lateral patellar facet is the outside and back part of the patella. Fissuring means there is a groove-like defect in the cartilage. ...Read more
Medial meniscal tear & full thickness cartilage fissuring flap over the lateral patellar facet adjacent to apex w/ associated joint effusion?
Diffuse grade 2-3 chondromalacia in lateral compartment w/lg area of full thickness cartilage loss & fissuring f/weightbearing lat. Femoral condyle?
Cartilage Healing: The articular cartilage has a blunted ability to heal. Softening of the cartilage is the first phase of cartilage deterioration. Clinically, there is no proven means to reverse the softening. However, there are theoretical possibilities to stimulate cartilage healing, e.g., electromagnetic, such as the ceruleau probe and bionicare knee system--i am not endorsing either product. ...Read more
No, it doesn't stunt: Growth. Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is used medicinally in china to v cholesterol & combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more
Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage. ...Read more
Shouldn't?: Typically none at all; unless the formulation contains some which would make no sense to me. ...Read more
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