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Loss Of Patellar Reflex
Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally. ...Read more
I have loss of leg strength and patellar reflex due to herniated discs at l3-l5; do I need surgery to recover? About 9 weeks ago, I had an episode of sciatica during a hiking trip. I still have significant loss of strength in the left quadricep (especiall
Not always abnormal:
An Absent Patellar tendon reflex is not always abnormal.
As long as there are no other symptoms this may be normal for you. If you are concerned ask your physician. ...Read more
What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? What about when I close my eyes and try to stay balanced, I end up swaying?
You: Should see a neurologist. That's the romberg test, and you should have good balance with eyes closed. ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia. I don't know if there's any connection, but at a recent physical, I did not have a left patellar reflex. The doctor didn't say anything, but it is a concern. Can fibro affect this?
Patellar reflex of my right knee works only after 10-12 tries and weakly at first, better after a few more tries. I have numbness, weakness, livedo r.
Hi, I have elevated ESR (50), normal crp, muscles twitches, reduced right knee patellar reflex & sometimes sore calves. What could cause this?
I can't move my toes upwards, Is that normal? I do have a strong Patella reflex aswell if that makes a difference.
Not normal: Toes should be able to move upwards. You didn't say which toe...was it ever injured? ...Read more
What happens to the patellar tendon reflex after running on the spot and why does this happen? Please help, this is urgent
Patellar reflex: The patellar tendon reflex is an involuntary reflex arc that occurs in response to rapid stretching of the tendon. When the tendon is tapped with a reflex hammer, involuntary stimulation of the quadriceps muscle (e.g., knee extension) is produced. Running and other exercises that promote fatiguability of the quad muscles can blunt, but typically cannot eliminate, the effect of the reflex itself. ...Read more
What is meaning of full thickness chondral loss to medial patella and what is heterogeneity of lateral patellar?
There is stable narrowing of the medial patellofemoral articulation with full thickness cartilage loss and fissure of the patellar apex. Explain pleas?
History of patella dislocation and cartildige issues, full thickness loss, patellectomy right thing to do?
Last resort: You are very young for this type of procedure and it is basically a last resort. There are several other options for your condition depending on the location of your cartilage loss. These options include cartilage restoration (Carticel) with re-alignment of your patella. Would consult with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss this option ...Read more
Treatment for medial femoral condyle ulceration with lateral patellar chondral ulceration with areas of full thickness chondral loss and fissuring?
See below: See on orthopedic specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. Unstable ankle same leg? Need braces to walk without pain.
Yes it depends: Most states require your doctor or healthcare provider to check off on state form whether you meet specific parameters of inability to ambulate specific distances you must check with your state and download the form bring to your healthcare provider and have form filled out as to the particular reason and have form signed and checked as to temporary or permanent most placardwould require renewal ...Read more
What does this MRI result mean for my right knee? Focal full thickness cartilage loss of far lateral patellar facet. Specifically the "focal" part.
Chondral loss in my lateral patellar and femoral trochilea. Minimal joint effusion and bone marrow edemia. What are my options?
Osteoarthritis: Your description is consistent with osteoarthritis. Keep your weight controlled. A strengthening program for your quadriceps muscles as well as stretching your hamstrings will help to reduce symptoms. You may benefit from physical therapy or water exercise classes. Pain can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. You could possibly benefit from viscosupplementation such as synvisc or euflexxa. ...Read more
Per l knee MRI report, what is grade 4 medial compartment chondromalacia with high-grade, full thickness condral loss? Mild patellar tendinosis?
Cartilage loss: We all lose cartilage to some degree as we age, which is the cause of arthritis. There is a spectrum from mild thinning, to complete absence. Full thickness chondral loss refers to an area where there is no cartilage. Mild patellar tendonosis refers to a mild inflammation in the patellar tendon, the tendon which connects your patella (knee cap) to your tibia (shin). ...Read more
Hi, I just had an MRI done of my Lt knee, and the results are as follow. Patella alta with subluxation, joint effusion, and cartrilage loss over central?
See below: Patella alta means your knee cap is riding somewhat higher than normal; similarly subluxation refers to an abnormal position between the two bones that make up a joint; these conditions can lead to cartilage loss on the undersurface of the knee cap known as chondromalacia. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with doctor. ...Read more
Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?
Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?
Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more
Yes this condition can cause pain. Sometimes exercise and taping can help. Get evaluated by an orthopedist
Leukotape: There are lots of ads on the internet: eg, optp (a good company) http://www. Optp. Com/leukotape-p.Aspx "ideal for patellofemoral taping, shoulder realignment, muscle retraining. High tensile strength. Easy-to-tear for quick application. Aggressive zinc oxide adhesive. Contains latex." I could find only 1 medical study at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11880802. ...Read more
Strengthen: Strengthen your medial quadriceps, strengthen your hip abductors/gluteus medius and stretch your IT band. Consider utilizing a patellar stabilizing brace. ...Read more
Train quadriceps m: The patella subluxes laterally (to the outside) when the patellar groove is shallow or if the Q angle is high. The Q angle is the angle formed by the thigh muscle, the patella and the patellar tendon. Concervative therapy consist of terminal knee extension exercises. If that does not work, surgical lateral release is great. As a last resort the patellar tendon attachment can be transferred medial ...Read more
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more
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- Absence of patellar reflex
- Articulate surface cartilage loss along the trochlea and lateral patellar facet
- Full thickness cartilage loss involving medial patellar facet
- Can a person loss his ability to walk if lack of knee and ankle reflex?
- Patellar dislocation
- Patellar tendonitis
- Patellar tendonosis
- Babinski reflex
- Grade 2 patellar chondral loss