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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Chondrocalcinosis

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What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

X-ray and crystal ex: X-ray and crystal examination and check for underlying disease with magnesium, TSH and iron studies, sometimes urine darkening on long exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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Chondrocalcinosis (Definition)

-cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the ...Read more


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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chondrocalcinosis?

What is the definition or description of: Chondrocalcinosis?

Calcification of -: -cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the usual way it's used ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean in the knee? What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly mean?

What does chondrocalcinosis mean in the knee? What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly mean?

Arthritic changes: Chondocalcinosis is a condition with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the articular or joint surface cartilage (white stuff on the end of a chicken bone) that leads to arthitic changes. Fibrillation is early arthritic change with fraying of the articular catilage giving the surface the appearance of an unmowed lawninstead of a smooth surface. Posterior is back of joint. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalinosis mean?

What does chondrocalinosis mean?

Cartilage calcifcat: Calcification within cartilage. Common causes are primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemochromatosis. This condition can cause an arthopathy called pseudogout. This condition is treated by colchiine and nsaids. But finding the cause is paramount! ...Read more

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What is chondrocalinosis mean? Areas of the cartilage abnormality in the medial compartment and on the medial aspect of the patellar articular surface

What is chondrocalinosis mean? Areas of the cartilage abnormality in the medial compartment and on the medial aspect of the patellar articular surface

Calciumpyrophosphate: Chondrocalcinosis/pseudogout relates to deposition of crystals in the cartilage of joints. Arthritis occurs with acute painful swelling in one or more joints that last for days or weeks. The most commonly affected joint is the knee. Disease increases with age. Medical treatments can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Abnormality seen on x-ray or ct. Consult rheumatologist for therapy. ...Read more

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How can U.S. doctors prevent the spread of ebola?

How can U.S. doctors prevent the spread of ebola?

It is best that: travel history be obtained for febrile illnesses and that high index of suspicion be maintained for an individual with risk factors (like recent travel to an endemic area). Training in donning/ doffing personal protective equipment and containment is important. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, how to prevent wrinkle in mid 20's?

Hi doctor, how to prevent wrinkle in mid 20's?

Avoid : Drugs, too much caffeine or alcohol, eat healthy, remain well hydrated and exercise. Even with all this eventually if we live long enough we will get wrinkles. Hence do not stress as that will not help ...Read more

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Hi doctor, how to prevent wrinkle in mid 20's?

Hi doctor, how to prevent wrinkle in mid 20's?

Healthy lifestyle: Drink plenty of water, do not smoke, do not suntan, try to eat healthy and get at least 8 hrs of sleep ...Read more

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How to prevent ageing?

How to prevent ageing?

AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read more

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How can you prevent crabs?

How can you prevent crabs?

Agree w Abstinance: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. Crabs (phthirus pubis) can also be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cankles?

How can I prevent cankles?

Maintain weight: The best way to prevent excess tissue in the ankle area is to maintain a healthy weight overall. This should be done through a healthy diet and physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypocalemia?

Understand why.: First step is to identify cause. Too difficult to figure over internet - see doc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent being drugged?

How can I prevent being drugged?

Be cautious: If what you are referring to is a party/ bar-like setting, bring your own drinks and never let them out of your sight. Or when using cans/bottles keep your thumb over the opening. Unless you are being forced to consume pills or use needles, drinks are one of the most common ways for this to occur and you are your best defense. ...Read more

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How do you prevent pregngnancy ?

How do you prevent pregngnancy
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Different ways: There are mainly 2 methods: permanent and temporary, permanent are -fallopian tube ligation, histerectomy(not done for this purpose).Temporary methods: condoms, birth controll pills, nuva ring, intrauterine device, called iud, also hormonal shots are available, patches. Many many ways. For more details pls see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes of acidity and how to prevent?

What causes of acidity and how to prevent?

Stomach acid?: Produced naturally in the stomach and caffeine, alcohol and smoking can increase the reflux of the stomach acid into the esophagus causing symptoms. ...Read more

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I have recurring tonsoliths. Can I prevent them?

I have recurring tonsoliths. Can I prevent them?

Resurfacing: Some folks have deep crypts in the tonsils that fill with keratin ("collagen" is a propagated error) that can be annoying and stinky. If they bother you, laser operators can now resurface the tonsils with some success. Good luck. ...Read more

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My back is always ichy. What could prevent this?

My back is always ichy.  What could prevent this?

Itchy back: Could be dry skin. Cut down on soap use on your skin, pat dry and immediately apply a good quality moisturizer like aquaphor, cetaphil, etc. To skin. If it continues or worsens seek evaluation with your primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the ways to prevent e. Coil from spreading?

What are the ways to prevent e. Coil from spreading?

Wash your hands: Handwashing after using the bathroom and before handling food is the major way to prevent not only e coli and food borne illness in general. Next, thoroughly cooking meats kills most bacteria. Washing food preparation areas with bactericidal soap or mild bleach is also important. You should clean sponges in your dishwasher and dish towels in the clothes washing machine, regularly, using hot water. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to preventing tearing w/ contacts?

Whats the best way to preventing tearing w/ contacts?

Contact lenses: The best thing to do is use a wetting solution that does not irritate your eye, make sure the contact is appropriately moist and that the contact is not damaged causing you to form more tears. ...Read more

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How to prevent gout?

How to prevent gout?

Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity.Limit meat, poultry and fish.Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body.Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read more

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