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M having knee pain. Twice got MRI done. Once the report revealed interstial ACL tear and the other time mild synovial effusion.

M having knee pain. Twice got MRI done. Once the report revealed interstial ACL tear and the other time mild synovial effusion.

Arthroscopy: If you have exhausted all conservative treatments such as ice, anti-inflammatories, injections, and physical therapy, a diagnostic arthroscopy is indicated. You may have cartilage (articular or meniscal) damage in your knee and the acl should be evaluated. Check with your local knee doc. ...Read more

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Increased joint fluid or ...Read more


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Hi Doctor, I am diagnosed with 'Moderate synovial effusion extending till suprapatellar bursa'. What does this mean?

Hi Doctor, I am diagnosed with 'Moderate synovial effusion extending till suprapatellar bursa'. What does this mean?

Knee effusion: It means you have an abnormal amount of fluid in your knee joint. This is never normal and can come from a variety of problems but is usually from an injury to the ligaments of the knee. You need to ask the doctor who ordered this imaging study for more information about the cause of this problem and recommended therapy. ...Read more

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What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

I think you: Are reading and MRI report. The acromio-clavicular joint is in the shoulder between the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) and the clavicle (collar bone). An effusion is fluid in a joint. Synovium is a lining of a joint. Hypertrophy means that it has become large. In translation, it means you have a slightly damaged shoulder. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

You need to be seen: You need to be seen to determine whether the knee is unstable. If unstable, you need to have a discussion with your doctor as to whether or not surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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My MRI reveals ''celery stalk' on right knee joint. I am suffering from pain in whole leg and MRI also shows minimal synovial effusion. Before two yea?

My MRI reveals ''celery stalk' on right knee joint. I am suffering from pain in whole leg and MRI also shows minimal synovial effusion. Before two yea?

Celery Stalk: The 'celery stalk' finding on knee MRI is a sign of mucoid degeneration of the ACL. Typically patients present with knee pain or restricted movement, although often other potential causes for the patient's symptoms are found. The pathogenesis remains controversial. Possible etiologies include
age related degeneration, or congenital or acquired synovial tissue entrapment between ACL fibers. ...Read more

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And what will happen if I don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?

And what will happen if I don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?

Arthritis: First of all, it may cause ongoing loss of function and pain it will also lead to the earlier emergence of osteoarthritis with even more potential pain and loss of function. ...Read more

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MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? Or?

MRI of knee shows "Oblique tear posterior horn medial meniscus, lateral patellar plica and minimal synovial knee effusion" will I need surgery? Or?

Possibly: It depends on the degree of tear, how much it is effecting your daily activities and whether it responds to conservative treatment. If the plica does not get better with anti inflammatory meds you will most likely need arthroscopic surgery to remove it, although your orthopedic surgeon will be the best MD to determine that. ...Read more

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What is synovial fluid?

What is synovial fluid?

Joint Lubrication: Synovial fluid is a viscus fluid in between joints. Generally made up of hyaluronan sequester water and give a consistency conductive to "slippery" movement. This is located between cartilage so that when the joints glide across each other they don't cause damage and inflammation. ...Read more

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How to increase synovial fluid.

How to increase synovial fluid.

Varies: Synovial cells that line the synovial joints are the source of synovial fluid. They usually make more fluid in response to an inflammation of the joint capsule, a condition called synovitis. We do not really know of a therapeutic way to increase synovial fluid production in an arthritic joint, but there have been many studies and attempts to do so. ...Read more

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What causes? A? Synovial fluid decrease?

What causes? A? Synovial fluid decrease?

Don't fully underst-: And your question.
The Decrease in Synovial fluid production is seen in Osteoarthritis, due to the reduction in the cell's ability to produce it. How and Why it happens, is under research but no good explanation as yet has been found for it?
I hope I have answered your question to your satisfaction.
Ask again, if not what you wanted to ask.
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Can carilege and synovial fluid regenerate?

Can carilege and synovial fluid regenerate?

Once damaged no: Cartilage once damaged, exposed raw, on articular surface of joint will not regenerate (wide destruction of it the reason for joint replacement as it causes severe osteo -arthritis), synovial fluid the lubricant of joints, its secretion will diminish with disease process.-. ...Read more

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What are causes of synovial fluid decrease?

Most pathology in---: -joints such as inflammation or internal injury causes an increase of fluid. Even in severe degenerative arthritis of the knee, when opened 4 a TKA there's always fluid present. I hope someone else will answer this who has knowledge of any condition that causes a decrease. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from synovial fluid?

How can I relieve pain from synovial fluid?

Pain medication: Pain from synovial fluid is usually secondary to swelling and inflammation. I would recommend trying and anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen). If those do not help, I recommend you schedule an appointment with your doctor for further evaluation of the pain and for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can be done if you have synovial cysts?

What can be done if you have synovial cysts?

Depends: If they are symptomatic or restrict function, they can be removed depending upon location. Sometimes a trial of a splint to restrict use can help. Consult with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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What is some information about synovial cysts?

What is some information about synovial cysts?

Not uncommon: When a joint becomes arthritic, it can produce more joint or synovial fluid in an attempt to heal itself leading to pressure build up in that joint with a bubble or hernia of synovium which is the joint lining leading to a cyst. When these occur in the spine, they can sometimes press on or pinch a nerve mimicking the symptoms of a disc herniation or contribute to spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What procedure removes synovial fluid for analysis?

Arthrocentesis: This is a procedure where a needle is inserted into the joint and fluid is drawn out into a syringe ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid?

What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid?

Joint fluid: The lining of your joints called synovium produces fluid that assists joint lubrication/nourishment. If a joint becomes injured or inflamed then excessive fluid can be produced causing joint swelling which you should check out with your sports doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can relieve pain from synovial fluid?

Seek diagnosis: Synovial fluid in and of itself does not usually cause pain. If your knee is swollen and you have an " excess" of synovial fluid, it is probably from an underlying cause such as a synovitis or a louse body or generalized arthritis. Once the specific diagnosis is made, then the treatment options can be determined. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovial crystals?

What is the definition or description of: synovial crystals?

Gout: Gout or pseudo gout causes the deposition of certain crystals within your joints. This can cause a painful inflammatory response. ...Read more

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What is synovial hypertrophy?

See details: It is thickening of the membrane which lines the joint, usually as the result of inflammation. ...Read more

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What could be the cuase of synovial swelling?

What could be the cuase of synovial swelling?

Synovial swelling -: -is a joints response to irritation such as RA, infection, arthritis in general. Specific joints as the knee all the above + cartilage tears, ACL, MCL, PCL, OR LCL STRAINS OR TEARS. There R OTHER JOINT SPECIFIC CAUSES. SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS. This is better. Also viral diseases, as well as limes, rheumatic fever, & the list goes on. ...Read more

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Is synovial chondrofibromatosis treated by radiation?

Is synovial chondrofibromatosis treated by radiation?

Synovial Disorders: Synovial chondromatosis, which is a proliferative disease of the synovium, results in multiple intra-articular loose bodies. This condition is typically treated surgically with open or arthroscopic synovectomy and/or loose body removal. See your local orthopaedic surgeon for treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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What are the three types of synovial bones?

What are the three types of synovial bones?

Dem Bones: Are you referring to synovial joints and the various bones that make the joint? If so there are six types of synovial joints. Saddle, hinge, ball and socket, pivot, condyloid and planar. ...Read more

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What is a synovial cyst?

What is a synovial cyst?

Fluid filled sac...: That can develop over any tendon or joint in the body. Usually, joint is damaged in some way, such as with osteoarthritis, where there is some destruction of the integrity of the joint space. Mostly, not painful or disabling, though may be unsightly. Exceptions would include one that is within the lower lumbar spine impinging on nerves; or knee 'baker's cyst' causing pain & swelling (r/o dvt). ...Read more

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Synovial fluid analysis tells what?

Cause of joint probl: Synovial fluid is analysed when you are looking for causes of joint and musculo skeletal problems especially if you suspect an inflammatory type problem. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with a synovial cyst?

Can I exercise with a synovial cyst?

Yes: Theae are a sign of degeneration and do not always need treatment. Exercise is beneficial to spine health. ...Read more

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In what case would synovial biopsy be required?

In what case would synovial biopsy be required?

? tumor?: Synovial tissues may contain tumors, primary or metastatic, or they may be inflamed by various processes including infections or autoimmune diseases. Synovial biopsies are done to identify any tumor as to its type, rule out tumor, and identify the nature of any inflammatory process which may be present. They are done when there are clinical or imaging findings to suggest one of these diagnoses. ...Read more