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What is the significance of fluid in hip joint on mri? (7 y/o with recent thigh pain)

What is the significance of fluid in hip joint on mri? (7 y/o with recent thigh pain)

Depends: All hips have joint fluid 4 lubrication, it becomes a significant finding if as in ur case, it may b increased, along with thigh pain b sure ur cing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, as this needs a very fast & thorough work up. ...Read more

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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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Mri showed excess fluid in hip joint. Needle aspiration as unable to obtain sample of fluid. Why and what does that mean?

Mri showed excess fluid in hip joint.  Needle aspiration as unable to obtain sample of fluid.  Why and what does that mean?

Depends: A needle aspiration may not obtain any fluid if the needle was not adequately placed into the joint or if there is no fluid at the time of aspiration. Typically a hip joint aspiration is performed under fluoroscopy where needle placement is confirmed with injection of contrast medium (dye). For pediatric a hip aspiration may be performed under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?

Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?

Hip osteoarthritis: There are studies to support that viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the hip can have the same efficacy as viscosupplementation for the knee. However, patients respond differently and one person may experience greater pain relief than another. ...Read more

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What does narrowing of the hip joint mean?

What does narrowing of the hip joint mean?

Means there is: Less cartilage between the ball of the leg bone and the socket of the hip bone. Since the x-ray only sees bone, narrowing often means destruction or wear and tear of cartilage has occurred. ...Read more

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Pain in my hip joint when I lay on my left side, what could this be?

Pain in my hip joint when I lay on my left side, what could this be?

Many possibilities: can be pain from the hip joint itself or the soft tissue on the outside (for example the trochanteric bursa). can also be from the spine or SI joint. ...Read more

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Hip joint only hurts when I do my right splits. What does that mean?

Hip joint only hurts when I do my right splits. What does that mean?

See your doctor: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examinations and perhaps a chest x-ray. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is any one able to share with me horror stories about total hip joint replacments?

Is any one able to share with me horror stories about total hip joint replacments?

Rare complications: A total hip is a major surgery that can result in complications. While rare (less than 1/100) these can include, infections requiring implant removal, dislocations, nerve damage, persistent pain, blood clots, and even death. Complications can be kept at a minimum by seeing a hip specialist with experience that can share his complication rates with you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my hip joint is in pain. What's the fastest way for me to recover?

What can I do if my hip joint is in pain. What's the fastest way for me to recover?

Get it evaluated: Many people believe they have hip disease when it is a bursitis or actually back pain. Have it evaluated and then the proper treatment can be started. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Humming/buzzing sensation deep in the hip joint? This is new... Can there be one cause for similar feelings in many places at dif times?

Humming/buzzing sensation deep in the hip joint? This is new... Can there be one cause for similar feelings in many places at dif times?

Cell phone?: Are you sure your cell phone is not stuck in your pocket stuck on vibration? If not and these sensations continue go to your doctor for an evaluation, could be a neuropathy? ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain in my hip joint in the inside. Dull achey somtime sharp. It pops when i rotate. And also grides. Worst in morning and night?

I am experiencing pain in my hip joint in the inside. Dull achey somtime sharp. It pops when i rotate. And also grides. Worst in morning and night?

Get an xray: At the tender age of 22, osteoarthritis woulld be unusual unless it were traumatically induced. Another possiblity would be avascular necrosis, but a simple xray should be determinate. If everything is normal, then physical therapy would be a consideration. ...Read more

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I want to know if it's possible to cause a lot of soft tissue damage to a hip joint from falling on it. What tests should I get done to treat the pain?

Get a diagnosis: With persistent pain in the hip after a fall the first step is to be evaluated by a physician. An x-ray to evaluate for fracture would be a good idea. Possibly just a contusion or trochanteric bursitis. Hip pain can also be from a back injury. Not possible to diagnose without evaluation and a work up. ...Read more

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Which are the named ligaments of the capsule of the hip joint?

Which are the named ligaments of the capsule of the hip joint?

Capsular Ligament: The capsular ligament consists of two types of fibers, circular and longitudinal. Some of the longitudinal fibers form the retinacula and the circular fibers form the zona orbicularis. It is attached to the acetabulum and anterior inferior iliac spine; and connects to the transverse ligament, iliofemoral ligament, pubocapsular, and ischiocapsular ligaments. ...Read more

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What happens to a bone chip in a hip joint?

What happens to a bone chip in a hip joint?

Hip bone chip: Each bone chip has it's own personality. This will also depend upon size, location, displacement. Small ones may scar into place. Large ones may require surgery. ...Read more

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Why is the shoulder easier to dislocate than the hip joint? Explanations please?

Mechanics: The hip is a ball and socket type joint with strong supporting ligaments which give it inherent stability whereas the shoulder is practically a ball hanging in space which depends more on the integrity of the ligaments, cartilage(labrum) and muscles to stay in proper position. The shoulder has much more freedom of movement. In addition, there are more injury mechanisms in our typical activites. ...Read more

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How can I fix my hip joint instability?

How can I fix my hip joint instability?

Need more informatio: You have to give some details about your problem to help answer your question. Thanks. ...Read more