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Is there one best test to diagnose cartilage disorders?

Is there one best test to diagnose cartilage disorders?

Depends: If you are talking about a localized cartilage problem such as in a knee or shoulder...Or a inherited condition or developmental condition which affects cartolilage throughout our body. Xrays can give you a good sense of the overall condition of the joint surfaces. However, a focal cartilage injury is best picked up with a mri. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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How will I know if I have cartilage disorders?

How will I know if I have cartilage disorders?

Very simple: Check with your doctor, if he believe you have problem, he will reffer you to orthopedic surgeon, how could help you.Good luck. Thanks. ...Read more

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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat cartilage disorders?

How did our ancestors on the prairie treat cartilage disorders?

I think they: They work hard, eat right, do not have many sport inyurjies. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Are there official recommendations for treating cartilage disorders?

Let me try to help: There are of advances in treating cartilage disorders, some already been used (medications, special exercise, agua ) cartilage grafts , from the person himself or from donors. Check out your condition and seek consultation to have your problem addressed. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how cartilage disorders will affect my child's overall health.?

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how cartilage disorders will affect my child's overall health.?

Llet me help: Injured, inflamed or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include tears and injuries, such as sports injuries, genetic factors other disorders, such as some types of arthritis.So you see some stuff you help with and some you have no control at. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

What sort of disease is a cartilage disorder?

Joints...: Cartilage is the smooth substance lining most joints. Some disorders are hereditary, involving production and structure of the cartilage. Much more common are problems like osteoarthritis - a degeneration of the cartilage due to wear and tear, obesity, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and also can affect cartilage. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to get rid of keloids? Permanently? I have one on my ear cartilage on the top by my piercing.

What is the best procedure to get rid of keloids? Permanently? I have one on my ear cartilage on the top by my piercing.

Keloid removal: Keloids from ear piercing at the cartilage can be excised surgically with minimal chance of recurrence. Steroid injections can also sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

Bilateral knee pain: Assuming you underwent arthroscopic lateral retinacular releases to attempt to realign the tilt of your patella , and the fact that u still have significant knee pain ,indicates that your problem has not been helped by the releases. Infortunately that sometimes occurrs when the amount of damage to the underside of the knee cap is substantial. Things u can do , increase quad strength by walking in a heated pool waist high, daily for 15-20 min. Lose 20 lbs . Take glucosamine and fish oil. May also use alleve 2 tabs twice a day for 4 weeks. Avoid bending of your knee as much as u can , avoid or limit stairs ,hills ,. The releases. ...Read more

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What's it mean if the cartilage In your thyroid is bigger on one side.? Is that dangerous

What's it mean if the cartilage In your thyroid is bigger on one side.? Is that dangerous

Ultrasound required: may want to get have your primary care provider request an ultrasound of your thyroid. ...Read more

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Cartilage Disorders (Definition)

Cartilage disorders are a group of disorders that affect cartilage, the flexible connective tissue that is found, for example, in joints. Causes of these disorders can be genetic (such as dwarfism), ...Read more