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Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Is sacroiliac joint injection a very common procedure?

Yes: Sacroiliac joint injections are commonly performed to achieve either diagnostic (evaluate the source of low back pain) or therapeutic (treat pain related to sacroiliac arthritis) goals. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Yes: Knee arthroscope surgery is very common. Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better. ...Read more

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What are common complications of a facet joint injection?

What are common complications of a facet joint injection?

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 more

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Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

Is hla b27 testing a very common procedure?

Yes: There are several labs which run this test. It looks for a protein on the surface of your white blood cells. ...Read more

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Is an MRI of the knees required before Orthovisc? Is this type of injection unbearably painful? Can anaesthetics be used?

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

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Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA. ...Read more

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Is pain common after MRI hip injection?

Is pain common after MRI hip injection?

Soreness: After an injection is not uncommon for a couple of days. Persistent pain that was not present before the injection should be evaluated by your doctor as infection, a rare complication, is possible in the setting of persistent pain, fever, and limited hip mobility. ...Read more

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Is it rare after a hip joint replacement for the joint to become infected?

Is it rare after a hip joint replacement for the joint to become infected?

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 more

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Is it common after a hip joint replacement for the joint to become loose?

THA loosening: May be related to implant design, polyethylene design, injury, fracture, dislocation, infection, bone quality, osteoporosis, soft tissue quality, inadequate muscle forces, as well as the procedural nuances. All told, these are not that common. ...Read more

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Is a discogram procedure extremely painful?

Is a discogram procedure extremely painful?

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 more

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Is it common to have mild trochanteric bursitis, sacroiliac degenerative arthritis and l5-s1 facet arthropathy? What is indicated by this combination?

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 more

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Is there more injections then an epidural injection for mid-back pain?

Is there more injections then an epidural injection for mid-back pain?

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 more

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How painful is the epidural shot for a meniscus surgery?

How painful is the epidural shot for a meniscus surgery?

Not bad: The anesthesiologist will usually give you some medicine through the IV before hand to take the edge off and a little local anesthetic. Typically it is not very painful. ...Read more

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Is transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion a very common procedure?

Is transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion a very common procedure?

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

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Is it possible for hip arthroscopy for a labral tear and FAI to be a success when 3 mm -4mm Arthritis is present?

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 more

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Is si joint pain usually due to a muscoskeletal injury?

Is si joint pain usually due to a muscoskeletal injury?

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

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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

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