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Left knee medial compartment joint replacement hardware with abnormal uptake of tracer in the medial left femoral condyle proximal to the prosthesis.

Left knee medial compartment joint replacement hardware with abnormal 
uptake of tracer in the medial left femoral condyle proximal to the prosthesis.

Varies : It varies in part on the type of scan you underwent and the timing of when your knee replace my was done as well. A standard bone scan will light up with increased bone activity and would be concerning for loosening, infection, or fracture. A white blood labeled scan that lights up whilst be concerning for infection. I would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My MRI reads. Subchondral irregularity in the weight- bearing portion of the medial femoral condyle and extensive marrow edema . Whats going on?

My MRI reads. Subchondral irregularity in the weight- bearing portion of the medial femoral condyle and extensive marrow edema . Whats going on?

Bony edema.....: This could be related to underlying degenerative arthritis or spontaneous osteonecrosis in the knee (SONK). The crucial factor is the integrity of the chondral surface and the subchondral bone. That may help determine treatment options for this patient. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mri. Nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle. My knee is throbbing even at rest. Is this normal? Don't

Diagnosed with mri. Nondisplaced  subarticular  fracture of the medial femoral condyle.  My knee is throbbing  even at rest.  Is this normal?   Don't

Yes, most likely due: To bleeding into the joint from the fx. It can hurt even at rest, in the early days (upto 2 weeks at least), after which it subsides to a great extent. Avoid weight bearing on it. Consult your orthopod for specifics of the treatment. ...Read more

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Right hip narrowing of superior joint space. Subchondral cyst formation seen and spurs in right femoral head and superior acetabulum. Suggestions?

Right hip narrowing of superior joint space.  Subchondral cyst formation seen and spurs in right femoral head  and superior acetabulum.  Suggestions?

Weight loss, : Exercise, use of a cane if needed and use of otc meds if no contraindications otherwise you can try physical therapy and perscription medication. If symptoms do not improve or worsen, see an orthopaedic surgeon for options which could include joint replacement surgery. You are describing hip arthritis. ...Read more

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27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

Conservative : Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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After x-ray, a0.9x1.9 CM osteochondroma arising from the medial aspect of the proximal tibial metaphysics. Knee pain. Do i need MRI and surgery?

After x-ray, a0.9x1.9 CM osteochondroma arising from the medial aspect of the proximal tibial metaphysics.   Knee pain.  Do i need MRI and surgery?

MRI: Mri is recommended for further characterization of the osteocondroma. Osteocondromas are benign tumors and can be treated with observation alone. Surgery only if it is causing local problems. ...Read more

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Runner. Have bone marrow edema in left superior ramus&acetabular column+stabbing posterior hip. Is this all consistent w dysplasia?

Not necessarily: Hip dysplasia is diagnosed by certain radiographic parameters on an ap radiograph of the pelvis. You could potentially have acetabular or proximal femoral dysplasia, but it's hard to tell if your symptoms correlate with any type of dysplasia. ...Read more

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Chronic pain lateral aspect of right knee. Mri negative for any abnormalities with lateral meniscus, though thickening of MCL and medial meniscus. ?

Chronic pain lateral aspect of right knee.  Mri negative for any abnormalities with lateral meniscus, though thickening of MCL and medial meniscus. ?

LCL or ITB: The lateral collateral ligament and/or the iliotibial band can be issues for you. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained musculoskeletal/sports medicine physician or physiatrist to evaluate this further with you. ...Read more

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I have fractures of the bilateral superior pubic rami rt comminuted & mildly displaced. Fracture rt inferior pubic ramus. Also a buckle fracture of the anterior aspect lf sacrum. Stable or not stable?

I have fractures of the bilateral superior pubic rami rt comminuted & mildly displaced. Fracture rt inferior pubic ramus. Also a buckle fracture of the anterior aspect lf sacrum. Stable or not stable?

Hard to say: Certainly these are serious injuries, but they likely do not need surgical fixation - depends on the displacement. Unfortunately, a patient with these fractures will need to be immobilized for a few weeks in order to facilitate proper healing. ...Read more

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In '85 medial and posterior malleolus fractures of left ankle lateral malleolus fracture of right ankle. They do not show in current xrays. How is that possible & would it acct 4 my ankle pain now?

In '85 medial and posterior malleolus fractures of left ankle 
lateral malleolus fracture of right ankle.  They do not show in current xrays.  How is that possible & would it acct 4 my ankle pain now?

Possibly: Sounds like u had bilateral ankle fx.'s @ age 21.Apparently no surgery? . 28 years later (if your fractures required no surgery) then it wouldn't be unusual to see " normal" appearing ankle bones since your fractures were minimally or non- displaced.See an orthopedic surgeon now for evaluation. Your pain now may be unrelated... Or u could be developing subtle arthritic changes best seen on mri. ...Read more

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Right heel xray (axial/lateral): lower end of tibia & fibula otherwise are normal but there is bony projection from posterior part of tibia Pl explain?

Right heel xray (axial/lateral): lower end of tibia & fibula otherwise are normal but there is bony projection from posterior part of tibia Pl explain?

Tibia or talus?: Is this projection off the tibia or the talus? You could have an os trigonum. Can be pain free and cause no problem or sometimes cause posterior ankle pain. ...Read more

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Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema require a surgery?

Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema require a surgery?

Likely, eventually!: It sounds like you probably have some avascular necrosis with subchondral collapse. Unfortunately, the controversial treatments don't usually work once collapse has started. You're likely, eventually, going to need to have a hip replacement. You should see a hip specialist to go over your options at this point. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

MCL : Fortunately most mcl injuries can heal without surgery. It does depend on where the tear is. The bone bruise should resolve over time as well but it takes 6-8 weeks to heal this injury. If your knee feels unstable or keeps giving out, then be sure to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...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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Treatment for knee hematoma and femur lateral condyle bruise with minimal effusion?

Treatment for knee hematoma and femur lateral condyle bruise with minimal effusion?

REST: Apply ice try and rest, it will take a little time for the bruised bone to improve. Hematoma may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Had a surgical repair to my right leg due to a fracture to my tibia and fibula, many screws, 6" plate.What does recovery look like over time?

Had a surgical repair to my right leg due to a fracture to my tibia and fibula, many screws, 6" plate.What does recovery look like over time?

6 + weeks: A simple fracture may heal as early as 6 weeks, but more complex fractures of the leg may take many months to heal. Your orthopedic surgeon will take xrays to evaluate healing and is the best person to tell you how long it might take. Typically you are non weight bearing during the early phases of healing. ...Read more

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I had an op in my leg, the tibia and the fibula, I have only a rod, 3 days had passed from the op and my leg is really painful, should I worry?

I had an op in my leg, the tibia and the fibula, I have only a rod, 3 days had passed from the op and my leg is really painful, should I worry?

Pain is expected: You had surgery with placement of a rod in your tibia three days ago.Post op pain is expected in this period and pain can last longer than three days.You did not say what was the reason for surgery.Your surgeon must have prescribed pain meds and you should take it as prescribed and discuss your pain situation with the surgeon at the post op follow up visit or call the doctor and talk about your pa. ...Read more

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My tibia and fibula were broken treated with orif. Why does my leg feel so heavy?

My  tibia and fibula were broken treated with orif. Why does my leg feel so heavy?

Needs evaluation: It is hard to tell for sure what you mean by leg feels heavy, which can mean different things to different people. If you are having difficulty lifting your leg or foot, it could be a sign of nerve damage. There is a nerve close to the fibula which helps lift the foot and turn it out. If it isn't working properly it can result in "foot drop". Deconditioning can also give a "heavy" feeling. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg, to fully heal?

How long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg, to fully heal?

Depends: It may heal up as quickly as 2 months. If the injury was severe and you have a highly comminuted fracture then it may take many more months and possibly further surgery to get it to heal. ...Read more

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Roughly, how long would it take for a broken tibia and fibula, in the same leg to heal?

6 weeks: If it is an uncomplicated fracture of each and immobilised properly, they will take 6 weeks to heal. If they are complicated by being displaced, infected or affecting a joint surface it may take longer. ...Read more

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Is the fibula an tibia called the ankle or leg?

Is the fibula an tibia  called the ankle or leg?

It's the leg: The tibia and the fibula are the 2 bones located in the lower leg. The connect to the foot at the ankle joint. The ankle joint includes the talus bone from the foot. Therefore, with respect to your question, you are referring to the leg. ...Read more

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If someone suffered a growth plate fracture in the fibula of a leg and it led to stunted growth, could that mean the tibia could "outgrow" the fibula?

If someone suffered a growth plate fracture in the fibula of a leg and it led to stunted growth, could that mean the tibia could "outgrow" the fibula?

Fibula fx: More likely if it indeed led to stunted growth that the lack of growth of the fibula held back appropriate growth of the tibia and that led to the growth problems. Your fibula usually does not determine height because it is a non-weight bearing bone, but in that instance it could have effect on height. ...Read more

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I broke my leg about a year and a half ago. Tibia, Fibula, and a piece of my ankle. It tingles and turns red. Is this normal?

I broke my leg about a year and a half ago. Tibia, Fibula, and a piece of my ankle. It tingles and turns red. Is this normal?

Tib/fib ankle fx: sounds like you had a bit of trauma. As the nerves heal and the skin heals these sensations are not unusual - a year and a half later is a bit on the long side. Are the sensations decreasing??? probably a good idea to get an appointment with the ortho that worked on you to make sure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before i probably be able to walk again?

I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before i probably be able to walk again?

See below: This depends on many factors including, previous and present health status, any coexisting medical problems, severity of the injury, diet, ability to heal, age and many other variables. Talk to you orthopedist for a better estimate. ...Read more

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Broken fibula & tibia in 99. Leg length discrepancy of 1.5" but only tibia is short. Fibula bowing. Problems feet up. Pursue Taylor spatial frame?

Other options?: You're 30 and no longer growing, problem won't get worse. A 3/4" heel lift on your shorter leg may resolve most issues. If not, surgery to lengthen the short tibia with external device is possible but results may not be worth the effort to get there. You really need to discuss with orthopedics your current issues with shorter leg and if they will resolve with surgery. ...Read more

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How long should I be using a cam walker been using it since august broke my tibia & fibula pins and plate and rod in my leg?

How long should I be using a cam walker been using it since august broke my tibia & fibula pins and plate and rod in my leg?

Do check with your: Surgeon as its been over 5 months. It should have healed by now. Its most likely gone into delayed/nonunion, and this most likely will require further surgeries to be redone, after removal of the rod, pins etc, and maybe a bone grafting as well. A bone stimulator might be useful as well. Talk to him regarding it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a clean break through my tibia and fibula, full leg cast 5 weeks now walking brace 2 mos, how long until 100%?

I had a clean break through my tibia and fibula, full leg cast 5 weeks now walking brace 2 mos, how long until 100%?

It depends.: Tibial shaft fractures heal slowly, but even after the fracture heals it can take many months for a patient to get back to their baseline activity. Return to full function depends on healing which in turn depends on many factors: how healthy is the patient, smoker?, was the injury high-energy or low?, was it an open fracture?, age of the patient, motivation of the patient, etc. ...Read more

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I had surgery for a fractured tibia and fibula with IM nail. In a boot now and my leg feels like jelly and heavy. Is this normal?

I had surgery for a fractured tibia and fibula with IM nail. In a boot now and my leg feels like jelly and heavy. Is this normal?

When surgery done?: The first question I have is, how long has it been since surgery? There are a couple of concerns if the injury was recent. You could have a deep vein clot. That's serious and you would need eval for that right away. The other possibility is nerve injury or maybe a regional block was done? You should have a set of post op instructions. Read that and then contact your ortho doc, discuss what to do. ...Read more

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broken my right lower leg broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?

 broken my right lower leg  broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?

Broken leg: By now your bones should have stabilized. See your orthopedist. You may have to have xrays taken and possibly be recasted ...Read more

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If one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?

Pediatric fractures: The tibia will continue grow which will cause an angular deformity. The person ankle will turn outward. ...Read more