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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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