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Is midclavicular line the same as vertical line when measuring the liver?

Is midclavicular line the same as vertical line when measuring the liver?

Mid clavicle line : Find your mid clavicular point and draw a line down to your pelvic inguinal ligament. Yes your liver will be on this line and physicians measure liver edge down from the lower rib cage to where to liver edge stops along the mid-clavicular line. Let your physician demonstrate this line when you visit him or her. ...Read more

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Single line Vertical pain from Belly Button till Penis, Single Line horizontal pain at bottom of stomach from center towards left side, Single line di?

Single line Vertical pain from Belly Button till Penis, Single Line horizontal pain at bottom of stomach from center towards left side, Single line di?

Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the abdomen with a scope (endoscopy) is needed. ...Read more

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Dx 2 days ago with comminuted mildly displaced fracture right superior pubic ramus & non displaced fracture right inferior pubic ramus how to heal?

Dx 2 days ago with comminuted mildly displaced fracture right superior pubic ramus & non displaced fracture right inferior pubic ramus how to heal?

Generally treated --: With bedrest, pain meds, protected weight bearing with a walker, as tolerated. Surgery might be considered if the fx is displaced or unstable due to associated injuries to other bones or ligaments or involvement of nerves/blood vessels or an abdominal injury. You probably just need the rest, nsaids, and a walker, since the injury was 2 days previously. ...Read more

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What is the connection between patella maltracking, lateral and medial joint line pain? What causes joint line pain?

What is the connection between patella maltracking, lateral and medial joint line pain? What causes joint line pain?

Alignment.: The under-side of the patella is v-shaped and runs in a groove. If there is asymmetry in the strength of your quadriceps or abnormality in your gait it can pull to one side causing arthritis sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain in the "joint line" is non-specific and can represent a variety of pathological changes in the knee. ...Read more

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What causes an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac sartorius?

What causes an avulsion fracture of the left anterior superior iliac sartorius?

Sudden muscul force: The mechanism of injury in apophyseal avulsions is sudden forceful concentric or eccentric muscle contraction during running, jumping or kicking a ball, which results in traction on the unfused apophysis. Extreme passive stretching and chronic repetitive microtrauma have also been implicated in the development of apophyseal avulsion. ...Read more

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What does gravitional line traverses 2 mm anterior to the sacral promontory mean?

What does gravitional line traverses 2 mm anterior to the sacral promontory mean?

Not medical lingo: Are you sure you have the spelling right. I don't know of any gravitaitonal lines in front of the sacral promontory. Please review your report. This could be typographic error. I see this often due to spell checker errors. ...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?

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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What is medial femoral condyle grade 2 changes around the medial side mean?

What is medial femoral condyle grade 2 changes around the medial side mean?

Mild cartilage wear: The medial femoral condyle is the inner (medial) side of your thigh bone (femur) at the knee joint surface. It is covered by articular cartilage that prevents bone on bone. Grade 2 changes means that there is some mild wear and cracks (fissures) of the cartilage instead of having a smooth cartilage surface. It is mild wear and tear. This is not arthritis and may or may not lead to arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the tx for a supra patellar joint effusion with a transverse, non-displaced, horizontal lower pole patella fracture?

What is the tx for a supra patellar joint effusion with a transverse, non-displaced, horizontal lower pole patella fracture?

Fracture first: Knee immobilizer for knee for fracture. Possible needle aspiration of blood in the joint. May need surgical fixation of fracture for quicker recovery and better long-term result, especially if fracture displaces in knee immobilizer. ...Read more

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Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament ?

Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament 
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Med. epicondylitis: Possible medial epicondylitis - sometimes called golfers elbow. Needs ice, NSAIDs, sometimes PT can help Cortisone shot can help a lot. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the vertical brown line under finger nail?

What is the vertical brown line under finger nail?

Pigmentation: Vertical nail pigmentation or melonychia can be caused by various growths in the growth plate of the nail called the matrix. These growths can be either benign or malignant. Benign melonychia is relatively common in patients of color e.g. Hispanics and blacks. Melonychia of recent onset or with recent changes is best evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the external oblique muscle good for?

What's the external oblique muscle good for?

Abdominal wall: Internal and external oblique muscles, along with rectus abdominus are muscles of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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A horizontal line of high signal intensity seen not extending to superior or inferior articular surface of posterior horn of medial meniscus but extend to meniscocapsular end...is this described as tear?

Probably not: MRI readings are never exact. This one is vague and indicates possible inside damage to the meniscus. When it does not extend to the superior or inferior articular surface then it is not a standard meniscal tear which does extend to one or both of those surfaces. This condition might be causing you problems, but arthroscopic surgery is not truly indicated unless your knee is locking. Good luck! ...Read more