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Mr And Mra Pelvis With And Without Contrast
I recently got an mra of my pelvis and they found a tear in my quadratus femoris. I can t seem to find much literature on the treatment options for it. Please help.
What should I expect when I have a mra done to confirm 2 labral tears, superior & posterior, on my l hip as on a mri?
See below: I believe you are referrring to MRI with direct athrography of the hip. This is typically done with injection of an MRI dye (gadolinium) into the hip joint prior to the mri. This is a minor invasive procedure, using a needle. The doctor typically gives you a local anesthetic for this. A small amount of ct contrast is also injected for the needle placement. The doctor would explain risks & benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx of hip labral tear. Doing pt for 6 wks then MRA. What can i do for pain besides ice? Ice is helpful but it causes stiffness then pain.
Modify activities: For immediate pain relief besides icing, an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen 600mg every 8 hours) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg every 6 hours) can be used. Another key to treating labrum tears without surgery is to modify certain activities. In general, trying to avoid deep hip flexion with significant hip rotation can help. Labrum tears usually become more painful when hip is flexed ...Read more
Hip labral tear, cant afford PT or MRA at the moment. I should be able in Aug. Could I wrap the injury to help pain while walking & continue dancing?
If it works: You may help it. Here is some data from the Mayo Clin website. Treatments and drugs By Mayo Clinic Staff Treatment choices will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Some people recover with conservative treatments in a few weeks, while others may require arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove the torn portion of the labrum. Medications Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve), can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Pain can also be controlled temporarily with an injection of corticosteroids into the joint. Therapy A physical therapist can teach you exercises to maximize hip range of motion and hip strength and stability. A physical therapist can also analyze the movements you perform that put stress on your hip joint and help you avoid these forces. Surgical and other procedures If conservative treatments don't relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery — in which a fiber-optic camera and surgical tools are inserted via small incisions in your skin. Depending on the cause and extent of the tear, the surgeon may cut out and remove the torn piece of labrum or repair the torn tissue by sewing it back together. ...Read more
After 16 months, MRA diagnosed anterosuperior hip labral tear. Awaiting 1st consult with ortho. Recently started feeling same symptoms on left hip. Any ideas?! Adductor pain also when sudden move
It depends: what they are looking for. Some MRAs can be performed adequately without contrast. ...Read more
Prone to allergic reactions to meds. Having an mra w/contrast soon. Never had bad reaction from MRI contrasts before, but more allergies now. Concern?
Gadolinium contrast: Allergy is very rare: according to this, http://www.Medicalnewstoday.Com/releases/92774.Php there were 54 reactions to over 78000 injections reported, almost all mild. ...Read more
Is a 3.0 tesla mra better test than 1.5 tesla mra with and without contrast in detecting and diagnosing 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm(s)?
Yes: magnet strength is highrGet a more detailed answer ›
What does " mild cardia megally is noted." means in otherwise a normal "mra chest w/wo contrast"report, in a male adult who exercise aerobically a lot?
Increased size: Cardiomegaly refers to increased heart size, so the report is saying that your heart is mildly increased in size, which may not mean anything bad at all. Your physician will need to assess your overall clinical findings to decide whether that one finding is of any concern. ...Read more