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Can synovitis of knee be treated? If so how? And how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg

Can synovitis of knee be treated? If so how? And how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg

Yes: Synovits is inflammation of the lining of the knee. It is almost always treated nonoperatively. Physical therapy, antiinflammatorries, and sometimes a cortisone shop will help. ...Read more

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Synovitis (Definition)

The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more


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What to do and not to do for knee synovitis?

What to do and not to do for knee synovitis?

Get diagnosis: The first step in treating knee problems is to determine the cause. The treatment of knee synovitis will vary depending upon the disease. If you have synovitis from rheumatoid arthritis the treatment is very different than if it is from pseudo gout. Please see a doc. Ask again if you can provide more details and/or need more info. Sorry I cannot be more help. ...Read more

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I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis. Any recommendations?

I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis. Any recommendations?

Injection or surgery: I'm assuming after 3 years you have tried pt and antiinflammatories. Draining the knee followed by a cortisone injection (assuming the fluid doesn't look infected) could help. If there is any suspicion for infection, hold off on the cortisone until the synovial fluid has been evaluated. Last resort is to see an ortho surgeon about a synovectomy. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

No enough info: What is the cause of the synovitis of the ankle? That answer will dictate the proper treatment. The same goes for the knee issue. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Pain in back of knee, doc said traumatic synovitis, how do I heal it? Got hit by ftbal on the back of the shin and knee acted as pivot.

Pain in back of knee, doc said traumatic synovitis, how do I heal it? Got hit by ftbal on the back of the shin and knee acted as pivot.

Torn cartilage: Ther synovitis is probably because of a torn cartilage or a torn ligament in the knee.

Prolotherapy resolves these issue faster than any other method.

Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to learn about this method and to find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Siderotic synovitis unknown origin, subtotal synovectomy 8/2013, rt knee, good rom but always stiff, often sore down stairs, no arthritis, normal??

Siderotic synovitis unknown origin, subtotal synovectomy 8/2013, rt knee, good rom but always stiff, often sore down stairs, no arthritis, normal??

This is due to bleed: Since not all of the synovium was removed there may be persistent synovitis. The question also is do you still have bleeding into the joint. Have you had a post operative MRI to see if synovitis persists? You of course also need persistent exercise to make certain the surrounding musculature is good and stays strong to support the knee. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pigmented villonodular synovitis in knee size of a finger. Surgeon said to cut 20cm and then remove, as keyhole will be too small. Any other methods?

Pigmented villonodular synovitis in knee size of a finger. Surgeon said to cut 20cm and then remove, as keyhole will be too small. Any other methods?

PVNS: Pvns is described as "focal" or "diffuse." if focal or diffuse an arthroscopic approach to the knee is probably the best approach. Pvns can involve other joints as well including the shoulder and hip. A skilled surgeon should be able to remove pvns from "behind" the knee through designated posteromedial and posterolateral portals. Unfortunately, there is a significant recurrence rate. ...Read more

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I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

Grade 3=surgery: Appeal it rapidly, if not done early it becomes a need 4 reconstruction later, especially at ur age. An unstable ankle will lead 2 early arthritis. ...Read more

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MRI report of knee says...the popliteal fossa cyst which probably represents proliferative synovitis. Does this mean I have RA?

MRI report of knee says...the popliteal fossa cyst which probably represents proliferative synovitis. Does this mean I have RA?

Not necessarily: An MRI doesn't give an RA diagnosis anyway. Findings could b consistent with those found in RA but the diagnosis is not made thru an MRI ...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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How do I fade a hypertrophic scar on my knee?

How do I fade a hypertrophic scar on my knee?

Depends on scar age: Maria, this may depend on the age of the scar. In the early stages of healing no treatment may be the best treatment. If the scar has clear signs of hypertrophy then within a few months of initial injury kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injections may be of value. If the scar is of longer nature and inhibits movement of your knee joint the best remedy may actually be surgical revision of said scar. ...Read more

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Keloid or hypertrophic scar? On knee, raised, wrinkly, slightly darker than skin, grew without noticing and stayed same size many years. No part hangs

Keloid or hypertrophic scar? On knee, raised, wrinkly, slightly darker than skin, grew without noticing and stayed same size many years. No part hangs

Easy to tell: A true keloid has little serrations on its edge, like the "crab claw" for which it is named. These tend to get bigger over time. If it doesn't bother you, making the distinction is moot. If you want it off, the distinction might actually be important, and the outcome's uncertain in either case. ...Read more

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I have hypertrophy of the muscle of my right leg. It doesn't bother me, but is it okay to massage it?

I have hypertrophy of the muscle of my right leg. It doesn't bother me, but is it okay to massage it?

Growth: Hypertrophy literally means excessive growth. Growth of a muscle can be a good thing if it is a result of exercise. It would be important to know the cause of hypertrophy but in general, massage is not harmful to the underlying tissue as long as it doesn't cause pain. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

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