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Is sternoclavicular joint total anterior dislocation curable?

Is sternoclavicular joint total anterior dislocation curable?

Sure: Young people tend to heal very well, but realize that sometimes a cure will involve surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Synovectomy (Definition)

This is a surgical procedure to remove the lining of a joint or tendon sheath (synovium) and is done for some inflammatory conditions where the synovium becomes thickened and painful. Often done in ...Read more


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Shoulder MRI: What does this mean? Focal bony proliferation w/focal chondral labral separation suspected @ posterior labrum at the 8 o'clock position?

Shoulder MRI: What does this mean? Focal bony proliferation w/focal chondral labral separation suspected @ posterior labrum at the 8 o'clock position?

Labral tear: See an experienced shoulder arthroscopist to assess clinical correlation w/ this MRI report.Basically it means you MAY have a labral( cartilage) tear of your shoulder in the 'back' portion ( posterior)of your glenoid( shoulder socket).the possible 'bony proliferation' may be a response to a long- standing labral tear.Clinical Correlation needed! Best of Luck! ...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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Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Several causes: Popping with a hip implant may represent scar, impingement on psoas tendon, impingement on hip abductors, acetabular and femoral alignment, loose bodies, hip adductor impingement/strain, implant loosening, among others. ...Read more

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What does "globular appearance of the anterior inferior glenoid labrum suggesting chronic tear" mean? "arthgrom of shoulder performed". Also says "no acuteor displaced labral tear is identified".

Complicated but...: Sometimes when things tear, they can ball up and look globular. This often happens when something is chronic in nature. Just remember that the MRI is only one piece of the puzzle. You must correlated what the MRI shows to a good physical examination. Not everything listed on the MRI is always the cause of the pain. I would ask your physician to explain it more. ...Read more

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Does a tear in shoulder always require surgery. Have chronic tendenitis of supraspinatus, acromioclavicular ostheoarthritis, tear of proximal supra?

Does a tear in shoulder always require surgery. Have chronic tendenitis of supraspinatus, acromioclavicular ostheoarthritis, tear of proximal supra?

NO: I would recommend a comprehensive physical therapy program in conjunction with avoidance of provacative activity, nsaids and possibly a corticosteroid injection. If this fails after several months then i would consider a surgical solution. ...Read more

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Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report. ?

Small intrasubstance signal seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus could be degenerative / grade 1 tear. It is my knee joint MRI report. ?

Probably nothing: To call a tear, you must see signal going to the edge of the meniscus. Intrasubstance signal not extending to the surface would not satisfy criteria for a tear on mri. As a side note, the quality of the scanner and the scan parameters they chose will have great impact on the ability to see subtle findings such as this. ...Read more

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Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?

Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?

See details: The MRI of the shoulder is not particularly impressive. As various therapies have not worked, consider seeing an orthopedist who specializes in shoulder issues. There is no way to be more specific with you without having the opportunity to examine the shoulder first hand. ...Read more

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Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read more

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MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

MRI Diagnosis of Horizontal undersurface tear posterior horn medial meniscus and 
Grade II Chondromalacia patella with trace knee effusion . Surgery?

Obviously you have -: -symptoms, so if the trouble is locking, giving way, the findings indicate a mechanical problem in the knee. You need to follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with your case, especially if you have treated with him/her for a while. The surgery is only driven by your symptoms. The thing to remember is there is no orth prob so severe that it can't be made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?

Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?

This means arthritis: This means some degree of degenerative arthritis various options are available but none will cure the problem discuss with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Very common in your-: -age group. it takes a lot of therapy above and beyond your formal sessions to gain the notion. daily passive 2-3 times a day which requires a partner. you do what the PT protocol says to do but much more intense at home. in the long run most everyone looses ,motion after surgery. the first 2-3 months are the most important ...Read more

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Following is the MRI report of my right knee, 1.Partial tear of acl 2.Moderate joint effusion 3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament. Natural cure ?

Following is the MRI report of my right knee, 

1.Partial tear of acl
2.Moderate joint effusion
3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament.

Natural cure ?

Not likely: Ligaments have poor vascular supply, so the likelihood of complete healing after an injury is low. The acl tear could scar somewhat, but injury to the latter represents damage to one of the posterolateral corner structures which is an important stabilizer to the knee and which could predispose to further knee damage. ...Read more

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Mra finding of "cleft" within anterosuperior acetabular labrum extending to choncdrolabral junction.. Suggestive of acetabular labral tear means what?

Mra finding of "cleft" within anterosuperior acetabular labrum extending to choncdrolabral junction.. Suggestive of acetabular labral tear means what?

Small tear: The labrum is rim of cartilage around the acetabulum which helps stabilize the femoral head in the hip joint socket. Labral tears can develop from chronic wear and tear or more acute injury; in younger patients they are sometimes related to abnormal morphology of the acetabulum or femoral neck, leading to femoroacetabular impingment (fai). ...Read more

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Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means

Horizontal Tear of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Menistic &Suprapatellar joint Effusion ,Articular Cartilage Loss & 3MM Medial Popliteal Cyst means

Arthritis and tear: The cartilage loss is similar to saying you have degenerative arthritis setting up in your knee. The meniscus is a cartilage cushion present in your knee, there is one present medically and one lateral, and you have a tear in one as well. I would go through your MRI with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is performed on a slap tear with torn bicep tendon, osteophytes, osteoarthritis & edema of bone marrow?

What kind of surgery is performed on a slap tear with torn bicep tendon, osteophytes, osteoarthritis & edema of bone marrow?

SLAP Surgery: The surgical technique most commonly used for repairing a slap injury is arthroscopy. During arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. ...Read more