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What does an extensive labral hip tear mean after mra?

What does an extensive labral hip tear mean after mra?

Tear: It's a tear of the cartilage/ lining of your femoral head (the top part of the femur). ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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

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Does an mri/mra with contrast damage the kidneys?

Does an mri/mra with contrast damage the kidneys?

Safe test: See radiologyinfo.Org. If you have kidney disease you are at risk for reaction. They will check your labs. ...Read more

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I was wondering is gadolinium contrast necessary for a brain mra?

I was wondering is gadolinium contrast necessary for a brain mra?

Usually it: Improves diagnostic accuracy and has fewer "allergies" than iodinated contrast. If i were getting a head mr, i'd for sure take it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Vl carotid bilat post TIA found:l internal carotid stenosis 50-79% by velocity. F/u with neck contrast mra, shows nothing normal study! how can it be?

Vl carotid bilat post TIA found:l internal carotid stenosis 50-79% by velocity. F/u with neck contrast mra, shows nothing normal study! how can it be?

Velocity accurate: Most likely accurate ultrasound. Repeat at 6 months. Unlikely a dissection with resolution- but possible. Or increased flow after tia? Would be unusual. Mra has value but some limitations of stenosis measurements. ...Read more

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Is an open mri/mra with contrast as good as a closed one?

Is an open mri/mra with contrast as good as a closed one?

Generally no: Better if claustrophobic only advantage. Closed generally higher resolution also depends on magnet size. ...Read more

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What's more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast coratid mra?

What's more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast coratid mra?

Both good: Ultrasound is a good screening test. Can give idea about plaque make up. Mra shows flow but can overestimate amount of stenosis. Cta best if ultrasound not normal. ...Read more

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What is more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast carotid mra?

What is more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast carotid mra?

Carotid: A carotid doppler is a good screening procedure. A mra or cta of the carotids is more accurate but not the way to screen patients. ...Read more

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