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What is the definition or description of: MRI arthrogram?

What is the definition or description of: MRI arthrogram?

MRI with injection: An MRI arthrogram is an MRI of a joint after a contrast agent has been injected into the joint. The MRI is usually performed before and after the dye has been injected. Injecting the contrast agent into the joint often provides additional information not found on a regular study. It may show small tears or holes that would be missed on a regular study. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Mri Arthrogram (Definition)

An MRI arthrogram is an MRI of a joint after a contrast agent has been injected into the joint. The MRI is usually performed before and after the dye has been injected. Injecting the contrast agent into the joint often provides additional information not found on a regular study. It may show small tears or holes that would be missed ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait before going to work after shoulder mr arthrogram?

How long do I have to wait before going to work after shoulder mr arthrogram?

Next day: I prefer my patients to relax, and restrict activities on the day of an arthrogram. Many patients feel better after an arthrogram due to the anesthesia injected with the contrast, and want to do something. A patient may injure themselves with activity if the pain is gone only due to this medication. I tell my patients that they may return to normal activities the next day. ...Read more

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What iss mra/mr arthrogram?

What iss mra/mr arthrogram?

MRI : After the injection of gadolinium into the joint being examined. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Does mr arthrogram hurt?

Does  mr arthrogram hurt?

Yes: Small pinch when local anesthesia injected. Slightly larger pinch when needle enters the joint. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Can a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

Can a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

Yes, but...: Not that much. When done by an experienced Doctor, the arthrogram should not be very painful. I have done over 15,000 arthrograms in the last 10 years, and most of my patients say it is not much more than a typical flu shot. You can google "DrNefcy.com" and go to arthrogram advice for more information. ...Read more

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Could a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

Could a MRI arthrogram on your shoulder hurt?

A little: Me arthrograms involve placing a small needle into the joint and injecting a contrast agent. Typically, all you feel is a small numbing shot. About 5-10 seconds of discomfort. ...Read more

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How would I know if I got an infection from a shoulder MRI arthrogram?

How would I know if I got an infection from a shoulder MRI arthrogram?

Pain and limited : Movement and elevated temperature and some welling redness of the shoulder. After one to two days of the procedure. ...Read more

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My sister, 13 1/2, has to get an MRI arthrogram done on her left hand. Does it hurt? She was wondering. Ow and she is clusterphobic .

My sister, 13 1/2, has to get an MRI arthrogram done on her left hand. Does it hurt? She was wondering. Ow  and she is clusterphobic .

Yes, but...: Not too much. When performed by an experienced Doctor, the arthrogram should not hurt very much. I have done thousands of arthrograms, and most of my patients say it is similar to a flu shot. Teenagers are not a problem if you walk them throught the proceedure. Your sister can be premedicated for claustrophobia, if needed. For more information, google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advice. ...Read more

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Left shoulder MRI arthrogram- report states that sgh ligament is not seen. Does this mean it is completely torn? Will surgery be necessary?

Left shoulder MRI arthrogram- report states that sgh ligament is not seen.  Does this mean it is completely torn? Will surgery be necessary?

Depends: The SGHL is normally absent in about 10 percent of patients, so it may be torn or a normal variant. Additional findings of injury to the biceps tendon with subluxation, accompanied by pain with certain motions such as baseball throwing, will determine whether surgery is indicated. Surgery also depends on the patient's career and life style. Consultation with you Orthopedic Surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

See Sports Expert: Recommend seeing a sports medicine fellowship trained physician. You could have multiple reasons for pain. Many times hairline fractures are not that easy to see right away. Also ligamentous issues are easy to miss as well. ...Read more

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MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ; A very small subchondral cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum What does this mean?

MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ;
A very small subchondral  cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum

What does this mean?

Early DJD: Subchondral cysts mean cysts in the bone underneath the cartilage, and are a reaction of the bone to degenerative and stress related changes about the joint space. These are usually seen with some cartilage damage and narrowing of the joint space adjacent to the cyst. Many people are asymptomatic with small cysts. ...Read more

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I'm 46&had a rthr in december for femoral dysplasia/femoral anteversion. Any idea why my left hip is painful with no rom? Mri arthrogram is negative.

Two fold: 1. From over compensation from your previousl right hip issue. 2. Bow with some pain from walking differently after surgical correction of your right hip. ...Read more

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S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Had shoulder pain for 2 yrs. Ortho inyected me twice, had physical therapy, MRI arthrogram clear, and nothing. Been playing tennis for 10 yrs. ????

Had shoulder pain for 2 yrs. Ortho inyected me twice, had physical therapy, MRI arthrogram clear, and nothing. Been playing tennis for 10 yrs.    ????

Slow down a bit: Assuming the MRI study is clear, you can start by reducing the frequency and intensity of your workouts and tennis, while using a NSAID, such as motrin. When you get to a lower level of activity that does not cause shoulder pain, stay at this level for a month or so, and then slowly increase your activity as long as the pain does not recur. ...Read more

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Anybody know how much a wrist arthrogram costs?

Anybody know how much a wrist arthrogram costs?

$550: Costs on MRI or MRI with contrast vary. We use a MRI place in denver that costs 450 for non contrast and 550 for contrast MRI any body part. Our hospital will charge you 2500. ...Read more

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Arthrogram on my shoulder about 4 hours ago. How long does the lidocaine last, what to do?

Arthrogram on my shoulder about 4 hours ago. How long does the lidocaine last, what to do?

Depends on agent: If you received Lidocaine alone only an hour so I do not think you received that. Lidocaine with Epinephrine would last 2-3 hours you may have received that drug. If they used Marcaine the duration can go as long as 8 -20 hours. Best to ask the doctor in all likelihood it will wear off in the next few hours then supportive medication should be fine look at what was written in your post care plan. ...Read more

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Right Wrist Arthrogram, check for tear of SL. Any info I should know before I go in tomorrow not knowing what will happen?

Right Wrist Arthrogram, check for tear of SL. Any info I should know before I go in tomorrow not knowing what will happen?

Yes: With any procedure being done, it is good to know the reasons for which you are having it done and the potential risks of having it done. With that being said, a wrist arthrogram is pretty well tolerated. It involves the injection of contrast into your wrist joint which then is followed either by X-ray, ct scan, or mri. It allows the doctor better opportunity to look for ligament injury. ...Read more

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How much does an arthrogram of the shoulder cost?

How much does an arthrogram of the shoulder cost?

Varies: Besides an mri, an arthrogram of the shoulder can also be done with a ct scan to look for a torn rotator cuff if a patient can't have an MRI due to contraindications such as pacemakers/defibrillators, other metal objects in the body that are not compatible with mri. ...Read more

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Arthrography (Definition)

Visualization of the joint with the use if intraarticular injections & imaging(usually x-ray, but may be ...Read more