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Extremely tender and slightly swollen, left side Occipital Condyle. Should she be worried?

Extremely tender and slightly swollen, left side Occipital Condyle. Should she be worried?

HAve it checked by -: your PCP so it can be diagnosed and treated. Meanwhile take some Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim, if you have used these before. ...Read more

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I have an occipital bone fracture that extends into the condyle. It's been 3 months but the CT said I still have the fracture. What would be the treat?

I have an occipital bone fracture that extends into the condyle. It's been 3 months but the CT said I still have the fracture. What would be the treat?

Skull fracture: Occipital bone referring to the base of the skull fracture and extending into the condyle. Most fratcure of the skull are evaulated for depression into the brain. After 3 months if you have a skull fracture and no treatment has been required then your doctor will most likely continue observation. Follwo the disharge instructions your trauma doctor or hospital gave you. Bring a friend to help. ...Read more

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I have a fracture of my occipital condoyle, what should I do?

I have a fracture of my occipital condoyle, what should I do?

Emergency: If you truly have the injury you're suggesting, this is a medical emergency and you should seek immediate help at the nearest er! ...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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My right condyle hurts.Sometimes there's some crackling.No physical trauma?

My right condyle hurts.Sometimes there's some crackling.No physical trauma?

Depends: Is it your knee or elbow? Either way it sounds like an overuse injury (?Tendonitis). ...Read more

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Can the TMJ retrodical tissue break entierly? In the case of a peforated and completly displaced disc,condyle deformity. Wht are the consequeces?

 Can the TMJ retrodical tissue break entierly? In the case of a peforated and completly displaced disc,condyle deformity. Wht are the consequeces?

Retrodiscal Tear: is a common condition when due to the trauma a retrodiscal tissue is squeezed like a sponge and allows the TMJ condyle to be fully seated in it's socket. The disc is usually positioned anteromedially causing pain, locking jaw and limited range of motion. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about femoral condyle cartilage?

Can you tell me about femoral condyle cartilage?

Joint padding: The cartilage is a slick rubbery substance that covers the bones that articulate so that one bone does not touch the other. It gives you cushioning and minimal friction to allow our joints to work effectively. You only get one layer so you must treat it right and avoid cartilage injuries. It demonstrates poor healing if damaged, and when it is wearing out, we call it arthritis. ...Read more

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My right mandibular condyle is more palaple than left no pain?

Not to worry: Very normal finding in many patients. If no pain, no difficulty chewing, speaking, swallowing, then would not be concerned. If it gets bigger (even without other symptoms) then would recommend you see oral surgeon for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more

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Can a perforated and distored/ folded tmj disc can be restored and have normal function ? even though the condyle changed shape. thank you

Can a perforated and distored/ folded tmj disc can be restored and have normal function ? even though the condyle changed shape. thank you

Unfortunately, no: The good news is adapted retrodiscal tissue now functions as a pseudo-disc. See Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation and conservative, noninvasive treatment. ...Read more

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What does grade 3 deep fibrillation on femoral condyle mean?

What does grade 3 deep fibrillation on femoral condyle mean?

Cartilage injury: Cartilage injury is graded 0 cto 4 based on the following findings ( international cartilage repair society) grade 0: (normal) healthy cartilage grade 1: the cartilage has a soft spot or blisters grade 2: minor tears visible in the cartilage grade 3: lesions have deep crevices (more than 50% of cartilage layer) grade 4: the cartilage tear exposes the underlying (subchrondral) bone. ...Read more

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