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Hypertrophic Spurring Of The Hip
Wcapsular distention causes moderate deformity of the cranialfibers ofthe supraspinatus moderate cartilage loss at the acromioclavicular joint meaning?
It sounds like there: is fluid in the joint which is distended. This in turn pushes up on the supraspinatus & deforms it or makes it bow upwards. @ the, level of its attachment @ the humoral head. Mod cart loss @ AC joint means there's arthritis there, or could also B from infection or inflammation. ...Read more
Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
Chronic pain? Mri, scarring of the deep layer of the deltoid subcortical bony oedema at the fib attach of the pos talo ligament, synovitis ankle joint
What does "capsular stripping from the lateral margin of the left acetabular labrum region of the dome of the acetabulum" hip MRI with contrast?
Trauma?: This implies some type of trauma to the capsule, which is the fibrous tissue that holds joint together. Generally should heal conservatively, with time and rest and pt. Should not need surgical intervention if the labrum is not torn. ...Read more
What does medial facet of the patella were some chondral changes of the medial parapatellar region mean?
What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum?Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4
It means there are: Degenerative changes occurring leading to enlargement of the small joints of the spine (2at each level ) along with degenerative enlargement of a ligament that connects each segment or level of the spine that could eventually lead to an overall narrowing of the spinal canal which may lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. Smoking, being obese & a family hx of arthritis can accelerate it. ...Read more
What is neural forminal hypertrophic vhanges of the ligamentum flavum bilataterally bulging of intervertebral disc and facet arthropathy?
Anatomy: Not enough space here to write. If you google these things, you will find nice pictures to explain it all. Foramen is the "hole" in the bone where your nerve roots exit. Facets are the joints that hold vertebrae together. Ligamentum flavum is a ligament within the bones that runs down the spinal canal. All of these problems you mention can lead to back pain and nerve related pain. ...Read more
Aging and: Aging will lead to degeneration of the facet joints as can injury or trauma which can accelerate this process as can smoking which degenerates the discs which alters the mechanics of the spine segments creating more stresses on the facet joints leading to degeneration. Underlying rheumatologic conditions will affect these joints too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arthritis: A normal knee joint shows equal height across the entire joint - if there is narrowing of one side or the other (medial is the inside part), the narrowing typically indicates loss of cartilage - or in other words, arthritis. Obviously you are very young to have arthritis, unless you've had prior significant trauma to your knee. I would recommend you talk to your doctor for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My xray says: tricompartmental osteoarthrosis with prominent narrowing involving the medial knee joint. Also spurs at the femoral condyle and patellar?
What does this mean there is a small area of scalloping of the cartilage at the medial patellar articular facet mean?
Anterior column: The acetabular columns were first described in 1964 by judet and letournel as an inverted y. The anterior column was composed of the bones ilium and pubis. The pelvis is composed of three bones including the ilium, ischium and pubis which fuse in early adolescence and collectively called the innominate bone. ...Read more
What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly at the level of the lateral plateau, abnormal posterior horn of lateral meniscus mean?
Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?
Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the arthritic inflammation. The vascular calcification is arteriosclerotic changes in arteries. Ask your doctor to review the films with you. ...Read more
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mothers MRI came back showing chronic degenerative tear of the acl, chronic degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the medial medial meniscus.?
Acl tear: Older patients will sometimes have MRI readings showing "acl tears." this should be correlated with the patient's symptoms. If an acl tear is present in an "older" patient try treating the patient with an initial conservative course including brace and pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. Whats the best treatment?
Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a small subchondral fracture defomity of the lateral figures facet with prominent bone marrow edema?
Moderate size joint effusion.
Joint abnl: Need to identify which joint ar u asking about , Is it the knee ? . Subchondral microfractures and prominent bone marrow edema are descriptions of the same thing . Typically r quite painful and may respond with axial bony paste. Which is only performed in the or by an orthopaedic d ...Read more
MRI of right hand shows perforation of the triangular fibrocartilage and degenerative changes of the triquetrum pisiform joint. Surgery only option?
Not necessarily: I don't treat imaging studies but rather the clinical symptoms. Are you having pain in the wrist at times or is the pain continuous in nature? Is this your dominant hand? Also, does your wrist lock up on you or makes painful noises? If there is limited ROM, unbearable pain, and locking of the wrist, then surgery should be considered. Otherwise, consider PT, NSAID, and intrarticular wrist shot ...Read more