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Hip Is Out Of Alignment
Question's too broad: Your question is too broad. A bunion is a deformity in the foot in which there is an increased angle between the 1st and 2nd metatarsals and there can be an associated subluxation of the toe (hallux) at the area of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. In severe deformities, the joint can be dislocated, but typically not referred to as "out of socket". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intramedullary Nailing Systems is what I have in my hip both screw and rod stick out beyond bone and causes pain is this normal?
If there is no comcomitant hip pathology and all "turning in" muscles +bone attchs of the hip show stress, can a L5 disc be causing hip to turn out?
Hyperextension: Hyperextending the knee implies the knee is going beyond full extension--reaching a swayback or recurvatum type of posture. ...Read more
What's causing my foot pain. ? Plantar fasciitis has been ruled out also arthritis x-rays show loss of cartilage in front of the ankle bone
Is having a diagnostic arthroscope of the knee common a procedure? Can instability of the knee be a meniscus problem? It hurts to flex the knee
Let me explain: Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made, which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from x-ray studies. The instability of the knee could come from meniscal injuries and other problem in the knee. ...Read more
What is the correct position of the hand & wrist for casting of a trapezoid fracture/break? Natural, straight, relaxed position?
What causes a knee joint to lock up? Is a displacement ot the mensicus root considered a tear? What is medium size joint effusion mean?
A meniscus tear: The most common cause of a locked knee is a large meniscus tear. When this happens, a portion of the meniscus gets stuck in a bad spot. This doesn't allow the knee to move freely, causing it to lock. Displacement of the meniscus root is a certain kind of tear. Sometimes, it can be repaired which can be hard. See an experienced surgeon. An effusion is fluid in the knee, likely from the tear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In judging stability of a lateral malleolus b fx what procedure is usually carried out to indentify any ligament injuries?
There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. It is near joint. Bit I am feeling severe pain in sacpulas.
The traveler: Sounds like referred pain is the culprit, nerves from the effected site send pain to other areas, rather common occurrence. I hope you feel better! ...Read more
I am wearing a cast for complete breaks of ulna\radius. Is it possible to displace the alignment of the bones while wearing a cast?
Yes, absolutely : A cast provides some protection and stability to a reduced fracture, but the bones can still displace - especially in the first 2-3 weeks. Plates and screws are better at stabilizing the fracture. Things that you can do: follow your doctor's restrictions regarding use of the arm (no lifting, etc), follow up regularly for x-ray, keep the cast clean and dry, change your cast if it become loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a displacement of the medial meniscus root a tear? What kind of damage is being done every time the knee clunks?
Something slipping: In the knee there is both a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus. The meniscus is cartilage and it can tear and it can slip. Slipping can be felt as you suggest but other things can cause a clunk like the patella - the kneecap. Imaging studies can actually show slippage. Does your knee lock. Locking is a common complaint of meniscus tears. To tell if you have damage you need evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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