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Is Sacroiliac Joint Injection A Very Common Procedure
Pain, numbness: Facet joint injections are often done in the lumbar & cervical spine, often under fluoroscopy (live x-ray), bathing this joint with an anesthetic (lidocaine, etc.) and steroid/cortisone. Common side effects include pain (during and for the first 48 hours), numbness (often temporary) and bleeding (usually minimal). Rare & serious side effects include infection, nerve injury and spinal fluid leak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is an MRI of the knees required before Orthovisc? Is this type of injection unbearably painful? Can anaesthetics be used?
No: Viscosupplementation( orthovisc, synvisc, (hylan g-f 20) etc.)may require approval from your insurance carrier(usually documentation that other treatments such as NSAIDs,PT haven't helped) but generally not an MRI.Most injections are done in the office w/local anesthetics( lidocaine) and/ or ' cold spray' and are easily tolerated.best of luck! ...Read more
Yes: The statiscal risk of infection is less than 1%. There are numerous steps taken to reduce the risk of infection, including administration of antibiotics, strict adherence to sterile technique and appropriate management of pre-operative patient factors that can increase increase the risk of infection. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon about your concerns specifically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But this test is usually necessary to determine if your level of disc abnormality on the MRI is really an problem or not. Many times the bad disc is not visualized on a MRI done while lying down. The discogram injects saline into the disc creating pressue in the disc simulating gravity effect whil standing, if the disc is bad the disc wil extrude and cause pain but you will know you need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to have mild trochanteric bursitis, sacroiliac degenerative arthritis and l5-s1 facet arthropathy? What is indicated by this combination?
May be may be not: Multiple joint pain inflammation may be related to an underlying auto immune arteritis or totally independent factors causing pain in different joints. Certain blood tests may help to determine , mist if the time treatment may be the same, antiinfalmatory , physical therapy, posture and life style modification ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This would depend what the actual source of the pain is, it's possible that the pain you are describing is not amenable to any type of injection and some other remedy may be more appropriate. "facet" injections, "intrathecal" injections or enen trigger point injections are used for certain types of pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a open acj excision a standard procedure for a painful/tender impringment of the AC shoulder joint. Will this op cause any issues with instability.
Most likely not: This operation done for long time , if it is done in the way, should not cause any instability in that joint. ...Read more
It is very common.: Transforaminal interbody fusion, or tlif, is a common spinal procedure. It is just one of many tools used in spine surgery. It's important that the decision for surgery be made carefully, and that the particular combination of procedures be individualized for a person's anatomy and symptoms. ...Read more
What is the difference between suturing a disc displaced anteriourly done under TMJ arthoscopy vs open joint surgery? Which is more efficient?
Is it possible for hip arthroscopy for a labral tear and FAI to be a success when 3 mm -4mm Arthritis is present?
Talk to the surgeon.: Hip surgery outcomes depend on many variables. If conservative measures have failed, then hip arthroscopy may be the best option currently available to address your acetabular labral tear & femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Talk to your surgeon who can explain the specifics of your situation. In the future, a computer may be used to guide the surgeon in correcting & reshaping the joint surface. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but...: The definition and causes of sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction is very broad and can be due to many different things. Musculoskeletal etiologies are common but that can be due to muscular, bony, ligamentous, tendon problems. Depending on the cause and severity of your pain you may need an MRI of the hip to detect the specific cause in order to get the correct treatment. ...Read more
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
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