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Moderate Atl Tear
CS MRI Results: Disc bulge & mild facet arthropathy at C5-6 & C4-5. Mild facet arthropathy C6-7. Mild bilateral ostoearthritis C7-T1. Best treatment?
Many Options: This pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and you may be candidate for facet injections, radiofrequency ablation and/or epidural steroid injection. Speak with Doctor. ...Read more
Moderate/SEVERE pain. MRI shows small disc protrusion mild/moderate facet osteoarthritis L5s1.Mild osteo&mild swellin liga flavum L4L5.I'm 30. Causes?
According 2 the-: -interpretation I would say it is due 2 a degenerative process. The fact that the ligament flavin is inflamed, it is a flare up of Ur degenerative disease. ...Read more
Orthopedic: Please see an orthopedic surgeon, as you may require arthroscopic repair. Good luck. ...Read more
Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?
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
I have moderately severe l5-s1 L4 disk degeneration. Mild disk bulge. Mild bilateral posterior facet and mild bilateral stenosis per MRI and hips hurt?
MRI of lumbar spine lists desiccation of disc at L5-S1. L4-L5 mild facet arthropathy & hypertrophy. L5-S1 minimal bulge & moderate facet ^. Meaning??
Aging changes: Disc desiccation refers to loss of water content in the discs as a result of aging. Facet hypertrophy is degenerative arthritis of the joints between the vertebral bodies. A bulging disc is one that protrudes out to some extent into the spinal canal. All of these are just descriptions. Significance depends on how these findings relate to your symptoms and physical exam. ...Read more
High grade partial tear of subscapularis w underlying tendonisis w low grade partial tear of supraspinatus w reactive bursitis. Is op only option?
MORE THEN ONE: OPTION. THERE ARE ALWAYS OPTIONS. IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF PAIN, ACTIVE WITH THAT ARM THEN SURGERY IS THE OPTION. IF IT DOES NOT BOTHER YOU A LOT YOU CAN GO CONSERVATIVE. ...Read more
Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cerv Spondy 3-4, 7. Mod stenosis w mild comp of cord bc of retrol & marg o-phytes 3-4 and disc hern 7. M-level severe foramina stenosis. Pain&numb was bad, now better. NS1 surg now, NS2 wait. Confused?
What does moderate bilateral L4-5 and L5-S1 facet OA with mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy mean? It's from an MRI Scan I had done.
Myelogram shows mild R foramial stenosis at C5-6 & moderately severe B foraminal Stenosis at C6-7.Will this require surgery?
Depends on factors: As a neurologist I don't usually recommend surgical remediation of problems such as what you have UNLESS the patient is experiencing weakness in muscles of the upper extremities or so much pain that they literally cannot function anymore. Of course, they've been through all the conservative stages without success. If you'd like to talk more: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Grade II degenerative (mucoid degeneration) mr signal changes at posterior horn of medial meniscus. Does this imply a tear? Surgery?
Probably not: If the signal does not communicate with the articular surface it is not torn but you have degenerative changes which can lead to a tear in the future. ...Read more
grade 1 and grade 2 meniscal injury in
anterior and posterior horns- medial meniscus.
grade 3 MI in posterior horn lateral meniscus.
Meniscal tears: Typically grade 3 meniscal tears require surgery in young patients. Goal is preservation of the meniscus.So if it has torn in the zone where it has a good blood supply, it can be sutured and can heal. If it is torn away from the blood supply. It requires partial removal of the torn portion. All done by an experienced Orthopaedic knee surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI says C6 & 7 bilateral uncovertebral spondylosis results in moderate to severe bilateral neural foraminal narrowing pain & numness hands sugary?
Radiculopathy: The neural foramen are openings along the sides of the spinal canal where the nerve roots exit the canal. Foraminal narrowing or stenosis(due to degenerative arthritis in your case) narrows the openings and can compress the nerve roots as they pass through. This can cause symptoms related to particular nerve roots(radiculopathy). The C7 root exits at C6-C7, hand numbness can result at this level ...Read more
Shoulderpain ~2 yrs. Mri-mild tendinosis of supraspinatus tendon, 2 mm interstital tear, mild subacr-subdelt bursitis, trace glenohumoral joint effusion?
I am having spondilytis in my neck. Mri cervical spine: muscle spasm c4-5. Disk shows partial desiccation and tiny annulus tear with small protrusion?
I have a moderate grade partial thickness tear of supraspinatus from a fall. I am 48 years old. is surgery recommended. the tear was 12mm.
ConservativeTreatmen: Depends whether it is full thickness tear or partial tear.Most of the time conservative treatment with Physical Therapy and stretching exercises.12 MM tear is rather small and most of the time treated with Conservative Treatment with Physical Therapy and Streching and strengthening exercises.For severe pain sometimes cortisone injections.For small tear 12mm surgery is rarely recommended if ever ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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