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What is lateral collateral ligament laxity?

What is lateral collateral ligament laxity?

Loose ligament: Laxity is an orthopaedic term for looseness. Normally, ligaments don't really stretch much. If a ligament gets partially torn, it can be functionally lengthened which can make a joint unstable. Some people have more lax ligaments than others. If there are no symptoms of instability, no worries! ...Read more

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High grade partial thickness bursal surface tear distal junction supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons?

MRI diagnosis: The best results happen when a clear diagnosis is established with a detailed examination and history and confirmed with testing such as an MRI or emg, not the other way around. Be careful about having surgery based on an MRI report. Learn more: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm and http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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What causes lateral collateral ligament strain?

What causes lateral collateral ligament strain?

Large forces: Lateral collateral ligament strains are relatively uncommon. Lateral collateral injuries can occur with direct forceful blows to the inside of the knee, high energy trauma such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and falls from height. It can also be associated with other ligament injuries such as PCL and less commonly acl tears. ...Read more

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?

Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?

See details: The MRI of the shoulder is not particularly impressive. As various therapies have not worked, consider seeing an orthopedist who specializes in shoulder issues. There is no way to be more specific with you without having the opportunity to examine the shoulder first hand. ...Read more

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Does superior glenohumeral ligament heal?

Does superior glenohumeral ligament heal?

It depends.: Have yourself checked by a sports medicine shoulder surgeon. There are several entities within the shoulder that this can be confused with, so you want to make sure you're getting an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis. New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus. What are my options?

Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis.  New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus.  What are my options?

I would try: And figure out what stresses are being placed on the tendon.....For whatever the reason it seems the peroneals have alot of pressure on them.....I would think of how to destrees or remove load from them or whatever is causing them to fail. ...Read more

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Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more

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Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?

Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?

See good knee...: This is purely an MRI reading of your knee.'partial' acl and PCL tears in your age group means very little to me unless you had a very significant , recent knee injury w/ a hemarthrosis .( which u don't have).'chondromalacia'( of what..Mfc, lfc, patella?) means you have a component of arthritis in your knee. See a qualified, respected knee surgeon to discuss your options . Best of luck! ...Read more

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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella,  subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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Could a strained illiolumbar ligament effect the l5/s1 facet joint?

Could a strained illiolumbar ligament effect the l5/s1 facet joint?

No: Not exactly. The ileolumbar muscle is a different structure than the facet joint. However, you could potentially have an injury that affects both structures. ...Read more

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Where is your anterior talofibular ligament?

See below: It is located on the front side of your foot connecting the bones of the talus with the fibula. ...Read more

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What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

ACL: The acl is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee. When it tears or ruptures, it can not be repaired, but needs to be reconstructed with a graft. There are numerous graft options which can be used to make a "new" acl. ...Read more

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MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem.both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

 MRI  shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem.both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

SurgicalRepair: Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus absorbs most of the weight of posterior compartment/This complex tear should be evaluated by a knee surgeon and all efforts made to repair it to prevent the further development of osteoarthritis.If it can not be surgically repaired than follow up closely for signs of pain and swelling with activities.A properly fitted Knee Brace may help too. Follow the advise of orthopedic surgeon.Physical Therapy may help as well ...Read more

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Anterior talofibular ligament/tendon injury, what to do?

Anterior talofibular ligament/tendon injury, what to do?

Classic Ankle Sprain: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (r.I.C.E. Therapy) with addition of nsaids if feasible. If no improvement in pain and swelling in several days, seek thorough evaluation by your physician. Radiographs would likely be assessed. ...Read more

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Have had a migraine for 10 months thatnever goes away. There are days were its just there. Then tere ae days that i cnt evn get out of bed. My husband?

Have had a migraine for 10 months thatnever goes away. There are days were its just there. Then tere ae days that i cnt evn get out of bed. My husband?

Chronic daily HA: We are seeing an increasing number of patients who evolve into chronic daily headache. This does not respond well to usual migraine medications and may actually be caused by too much migraine medication. Look into stress factors, environmental factors, poor health, toxic exposures, etc. You may benefit from preventative treatment. A thorough medical and neurological evaluation may be of value. ...Read more

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I'm past my due date is tere any way i can induce my labor?

I'm past my due date is tere any way i can induce my labor?

Talk to your doc: Your doctor will probably talk to you about induction soon. We usually schedule induction about 1 to 2 weeks after your due date. It is usually better if your labor will start naturally. Induction of labor can stress your baby, so the baby needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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Think I strain my teres minor or major. How long do they normally take to heal?

Think I strain my teres minor or major. How long do they normally take to heal?

About 6 weeks: A strain can take about 6 weeks to fully heal. If you have pain longer than that, or pain without moving, numbness, or weakness get checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Can trigger points in teres major or minor cause arm to ache and maybe swell slightly? Pain feels like it's coming from teres area. Not sure if swolle

Can trigger points in teres major or minor cause arm to ache and maybe swell slightly? Pain feels like it's coming from teres area. Not sure if swolle

Rotator cuff: Your issue may be indicative of shoulder issues. For example, bicipital tendonitis (inflammation of biceps) is painful but it usually develops from an underlying shoulder injury. Same as in above situation. ...Read more

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Very painful hip 2nd MRI shows tear teres ligament. Source of pain? Advice?

Hip pain: Torn ligaments are certainly sources of pain. You should be under medical care for a thorough workup and diagnosis, followed with treatment to alleviate the pain. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy. ...Read more

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Still having severe hip pain MRI reveals tear ligament teres. Feels unstable. Drs say normal. It's hard to forget about with the pain. Suggestions?

Still having severe hip pain MRI reveals tear ligament teres. Feels unstable. Drs say normal. It's hard to forget about with the pain. Suggestions?

Had arthroscopic : this is not a simple problem and you may need to get another opinion there is arthroscopic surgery that might help, and often there can be other types of arthritis in the hip when you have this tear. But there can be surgical treatments. ...Read more

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When I reach my arm I get a burning, skin ripping sensation in my left teres major area. Ideas? I've had this before on my right side in the same spot

When I reach my arm I get a burning, skin ripping sensation in my left teres major area. Ideas? I've had this before on my right side in the same spot

It's a nerve problem: Could be (not is, could be) positional nerve or nerve root entrapment somewhere in your neck or shoulder. The closer it is to the midline and the more symmetrical it is, the closer it is to your cervical spine. More likely in people who are very thin, very muscular, or have some cervical degenerative changes. Don't rush off to get it fixed, but do see a doc if you desire reassurance. ...Read more

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Dizziness/ off balance ears feel pressured and occasionally hurt , suffer tmd, dizziness / off balance goes when wearing glasses (tere for reading/tv)?

Dizziness/ off balance ears feel pressured and occasionally hurt , suffer tmd, dizziness / off balance goes when wearing glasses (tere for reading/tv)?

ENT: Having a balance problem and ear pain is a concern that should first be seen by an ENT dr. Let him/her rule out specific ear issues before possibly consulting with a tmj/tmd specialist. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed tere is a hypoechoic nodule in the left lobe of the liver measuring 1.3 CM in diameter.There is no evidence of ascites.Your diagnos?

Ultrasound showed  tere is a hypoechoic nodule in the left lobe of the liver measuring 1.3 CM in diameter.There is no evidence of ascites.Your diagnos?

None: You cannot make a diagnosis from that information. It is likely a benign cyst, but it could be something else. A biopsy is required to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I either have a teres major/latissimus dori or fractured rib? shlud I see a doctor? area below my armpit. hurts when I cought sometimes,lying on back.

See a Doctor: A teres major and latissimus dorsi are muscles in your upper extremity not a pathologic entity. A fracture rib can cause pain with breathing or coughing, but usually has a distinctive injury to start the pain. I would recommend you get a consult with a physician to locate the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What does bilateral ligamentum flavum infolding mean?

What does bilateral ligamentum flavum infolding mean?

Pressure source: This would be a pressure source on the nerves and tissue around the infolding possibly causing pain or numbness. ...Read more

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What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

Degeneration: Hypertropy of the facets and ligamentum flavum refers to the expansion of these structures in the setting of degeneration. These can cause stenosis (narrowing) with compromise of the nerves going to the legs, as well as back pain. ...Read more

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My MRI showed ligamentum flavum redundancy. What is this in lay terms?

My MRI showed ligamentum flavum redundancy. What is this in lay terms?

Support: the ligametum flavin are thick "yellow" ligaments that add support for the spine. They may thicken as we age or streets them. If you are not having symptoms then most leave them. But with pain and symptoms they can cause a narrowing of the spinal canal ...Read more

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Mri results said Prominant ligamentum flava . Borderline central stenosis?

Mri results said Prominant ligamentum flava . Borderline central stenosis?

Interesting: Th ligamentum flavum is an elastic tissue that binds together to form the back wall of the vertebral canal. The central; stenosis means a narrowing in your spine. Hard to be more precise without a drawing or picture. Talk to ur doctor. You evidently have some back pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a Mild circumferential disc bulge, and mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy including small facet effusions. S?

What does it mean when you have a Mild circumferential disc bulge, and mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy including small facet effusions. S?

Early degeneration: It is a degenerative condition that affects your spine motion segment, which consists of a disc and two facet joints at each level. When a disc ages it can lose its normal fluid content and can protrude out, this is sometimes known as degenerative disc disease and it is one of the more common causes of back pain. ...Read more

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What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

Degenerative changes: OBernstein,

These are descriptive terms usually found in an MRI or CT report to characterize the condition of your spine. The ligamentum flavum helps connect spinal segments and overlies the spinal cord. The facet joints are in the posterior portion of the spinal column and can show degenerative changes like all other joints in the body. Facet joint issues are a common cause of back pain. ...Read more

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What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?

What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?

Aging changes: MRI results of the spine often sound terrible, when in fact they represent what we already know....that you are over 45 and your back hurts. What you really want to know from MRI results is if there are any abnormalities which correspond to your specific location and type of pain, which are likely to benefit from having surgery. Speak to your surgeon about his or her interpretation of the films ...Read more

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What is diffuse disc bulge, central and right foraminal/extraforaminal protrusions, ligamentum flavum thickening?

What is diffuse disc bulge, central and right foraminal/extraforaminal protrusions, ligamentum flavum thickening?

Changes in the spine: As gravity wields its unwavering downward and compressive force against the soft tissue components of our spine many of us begin to experience the MRI findings you cited.These include bulging of the cushions or discs, protrusion of disc material into the center of the spine and sides and thickening of some of the compressed ligaments. Thus extension based exercise & core strengthening are advised. ...Read more