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Medial Joint Line
What is the connection between patella maltracking, lateral and medial joint line pain? What causes joint line pain?
Alignment.: The under-side of the patella is v-shaped and runs in a groove. If there is asymmetry in the strength of your quadriceps or abnormality in your gait it can pull to one side causing arthritis sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain in the "joint line" is non-specific and can represent a variety of pathological changes in the knee. ...Read more
What to do with a Detached meniscus that has caused medial joint line pain for over one year. I'm 33 yr old male triathlete. Rest and p.t didn't work.
Surgeon!: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon to have that repaired. ...Read more
Here is a link to netter images online. I am not able to copy and paste.
http://www. Netterimages. Com/image/11028.htm. ...Read more
I was told that I have a Decreased Medial joint line? What is this and can it be the reason for my bakers cyst?
Does pain and clicking at the medial joint line suggest that you have a medial meniscus tear? Where is your tibiofemoral joint line?
Possibly: The knee joint is the joint between the femur and the tibia, and so the to tibiofemoral joint line is just another the name for the knee joint. A medial meniscal tear can cause pain and clicking in the knee, but is not the only cause. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate diagnostic studies can help make the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Please help does squatting to the floor damage a sore knee along the medial joint line? Thanks for all the answers you have given me happy doc's day
I can't bear weight on the knee I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee
See a physician: You should consult an orthopedic physician. You may have torn your meniscus or have a sprain your ligament. Your condition can be diagnosed by detailed physical examination and imaging studies and x-rays and mri. In the meantime you can take some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Naproxen if you don't do any peptic ulcer disease or gastritis. ...Read more
Orthopedic question: what are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness mean? Where is the peripatellar?
Typically you get locking and catching with pain at the joint line of the knee.
Medial tibiofemoral joint line tenderness means pain right where the meniscus is. At the joint line.
Peripatellar is around the knee cap. ...Read more
Can a MRI show a bakers cyst? I have a lot of painful grinding in the knee with catching at the medial knee joint line. Could that be a meniscus tear?
Medial joint space: You are born with a specific amount of joint space and through aging, wear and tear, arthritis, etc, that space can lessen. Mild means just a little, and medial means to the inside of the joint near your body. Have the Dr. Clinically correlate theses findings with your physical exam to see if you need any treatment. ...Read more
There is mild reduction of joint space in the medial tibiofemoral compartment bilaterally. The HKA angle measures App. -5 degrees on right and app.-4?
More info: Angles to me without films mean little. If you are havin g symptoms, an anti-inflammatory may be of benefit. ...Read more
Your probably: Referring to the Superior Retinaculum which is more like a strap than a ligament ...Read more
I was consented for Si joint and medial branch block. On discharge note it says that I've had si joint and sacral ala injections, is this branch block?
NO!: A sacral block is a block of the sacral nerve roots. A medial branch block is a block of the nerves that serve the facet joints, Two very different procedures and two very different anatomic locations. Perhaps the doctor/operator changed his mind when seeing what was present on your imaging. ...Read more
Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. This is used to determine pain from facet joints. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more
Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?
U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Medial joint side of the knee is getting diminished.. Is it torn ligament problem? Is surgery required?
Don't know what you: Mean by "diminished" or if you even have any discomfort. Have you previously injured it? Does it feel unstable, lock up or cause the knee to swell? Lots of questions need answering before answering yours. Why don't you have your doctor take a look? ...Read more
Hi. Have circumferential subcuraneous soft tissue edema along with horizontal tear of posterior horn-medial + lateral menisci and small joint effusion?
See an ortho: You should probably see an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
Had a complex medial meniscus tear 3 weeks ago. Still limping and pain around the joint. I don't see an orthopod for at least 6 months. How soon does it need to be see & will early arthoscopy be better?
Torn meniscus: If you want to return to normal function sooner, you will need to be seen sooner. If it is truly torn, it is not likely to rtn to normal on it's own. ...Read more
Please see an orthopedic surgeon, as you may require arthroscopic repair.
Good luck. ...Read more
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What causes throbbing medial meniscus pain? Unable to straighten knee because of increase pain and locking joint. Please help
Tear: Sounds like an unstable meniscus tear that should be checked by an orthopedic! ...Read more
What causes throbbing along the joint line in the knee mostly medial? Is there any treatment to straightening the knee when it is stuck?
LOCKED KNEE: Although there are a number of possibilities, it sounds like you injured your meniscus. When this structure gets torn, it often produces a "wedge" in the knee joint, preventing extension. Sometimes of the "locked" knee function will improve as the inflammation goes away. Schedule a consult with me and we can make the appropriate referral for imaging and further care in your local geography. ...Read more
Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?
Joint fluid analysis: One thing that would be helpful here is to know the joint fluid analysis. The data suggest this is mechanical, but the joint fluid can help decide if it is mechanical or inflammatory. At your age we have to keep the differential diagnosis open you need to see a rheumatologist to see if there's any other evidence of a systemic arthropathy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Medial meniscal tear & full thickness cartilage fissuring flap over the lateral patellar facet adjacent to apex w/ associated joint effusion?
What does acute medial meniscus tear mean? Does this mean a actually tear in the knee joint? Please help
Yes a: A tear in the meniscus of the knee toward the middle yes an actual tear in one of the pads between the thigh bone and shin bone ...Read more