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I Have A Metal Plate In My Leg Can I Have A Mri
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
May have a compressed/fractured growth plate in my foot. I don't think it's severe but it throbs and I have a ton of pain.Would I get a boot or a cast?
Fracture: Either. Fractures are best treated with some type of immobilization. The problem with a boot is it can be removed. They are nice as they can be removed for sleep, bathing, etc. if the pain is not controlled with the cast boot, then moving to a fiberglass cast or plaster cast would be the next option. See your orthopedic dr or podiatrist. ...Read more
Yes: It really does not matter if you have a plate in place. Plates in the last 15 to 20 years do not interact dangerously with the MRI, and older plates will not move. The study may not be very good due to artifacts and distortion of the images due to the plate and screws. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently had a CT scan and my doctor said that I have a crack in the head of my femur. Should i be walking on this injury or using crutches/wheelchair?
Need more info: It really depends on what is meant by a "crack", and where it is located. Please contact your doctor and ask. A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon may be helpful. If the "crack" is large enough or in a location which increases the risk of a complete fracture, then not bearing weight (using crutches) would be appropriate. Also, you should ask what caused the "crack". ...Read more
I have had a broken femur bone in my right ankle when i was a teenager. I want to know if i will ever get arthritis in that leg ?
Could I have torn something? I have slaughter's disease in my knees and have had a constant pain in one knee for a little over a week. I can't walk without a limp and when one knee pops i sometimes either stumble or even fall. What could I have done?
It's : It's possible you may have torn a something. Was there any traumatic injury to your knee before the pain started? If you have joint line pain or a catch/locking sensation in your knee you may have a torn meniscus. The if the pain does not go away the next step may be to get an MRI of your knee. ...Read more
Could I have had a broken scaphoid for over a year? I have had a lot of pain in my wrist since i crashed on a dirt bike almost a year ago. I have not had it looked at by a doctor or anything. Is it possible it could have been broken this whole time? Could
There : There are 2 injuries that can destroy the wrist. One is a scaphoid fracture. The other is a scapholunate ligament tear. Your story is a common one for scaphoid fractures. They often occur in young men doing high energy sports, such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and dirt biking. Many patients do not seek care initially or have normal x-rays on the day of injury. The wrist starts to feel better, so they don't feel it is important to follow-up. However, the scaphoid is notoriously difficult to heal. Evidence suggests that immobilizing the fracture within the first 4 weeks after injury is imperative for healing. The other possibility is disrupting the ligament between the scaphoid and lunate. These can also be difficult to diagnose, even with stress views of the wrist which attempt to spread the 2 bones apart. Both of these injuries can destabilize the wrist and cause early onset arthritis (termed snac or slac wrist). It is important to see a hand surgeon and get appropriate x-rays. I like to get the stress views at the initial visit to see if there is a ligament injury. Sometimes MRI will be helpful, particularly in deciding if there is a good blood supply to the scaphoid or if part of it is "dead, " called avascular necrosis. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a cyst in my wrist that I have had for 4 years! it's really starting to hurt! I have tried hitting it with a book and a brace! what can be done?
Have i got a hairline fracture? I had a friend accidentally jump on my lower leg (75kg) average. Since then I have had pain in the bone and foot?
Maybe: You possibly could or a ligamentous injury. I'd have it x-rayed if you continue to have pain. ...Read more
I was out and a tree landed on my arm I heard a snap I had a previous scaphoid fracture and it feels painful and I have no movement in my wrist ?
I have just recently gotten a cast of my foot for a possible split tendon in my ankle. I am know experiencing a burning pain near my ankle. Is that o ?
See your doctor...: Too many possibilities exist to really say definitively what's wrong, but it could be a pinched nerve in the neck going down the arm, a shoulder problem, or maybe there was a fracture. A good physical exam and maybe an x-ray can eliminate most possibilities and give you a solid diagnosis. ...Read more
I was in a bad car accident over a year ago and had a plate in my arm I would like to remove it i lift weights what do u recommend it feels stiff. ?
I have a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder pain , should I have a MRI or just a neck xray. Am worried that i might have a slipped disc in my neck.?
I fell and had a compression fracture 4 years ago ....i just had a mri and it says i have impingment with edma ...could the fall cause it?
I was in a car accident 10 years ago and i suffered a fractured pelvis and have plates and screws. I have constant pain due to a severe tilt.
Sacoiliac joint: Years after an injury of the pelvis #fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain can manifest. Imo the cause is a loose pelvic joint called the scroiliac joint. An osteopath can diagnose using certain provocation maneuvers (see below). If a loose sacroiliac join is determined, then fusion of this joint might be efficacious. A loose sacroiliac joint is exceedingly painful. ...Read more
I have a plate in my leg and recently i bumped my leg and it made a small cut/hole, where i can see the plate slightly. How long will it take to heal?
See an orthopedist : And do this asap. Since the plate is exposed, it is contaminated with bacteria and possibly other organisms. It may require therapy with antibiotics, removal and a wide variety of other problems may occur. Do not ignore this. It might cost you your leg if it is not taken care of appropriately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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