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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Aseptic Necrosis (Definition)

Aseptic necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis (AVN), or ischemic bone necrosis. It is a condition that occurs when there is diminished blood to the bone. An interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If the environment is not altered or improved, the involved bone may eventually collapse and ...Read more


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Arthritis of the knee?

Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and viscosupplementation(gel shots) as well as low impact exercise. For severe arthritis where all else has failed a joint replacement may be indicated. An orthopedist can review your x-rays exam and complaints and make the appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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What is avasculas necrosis of the head and neck of the femur?

What is avasculas necrosis of the head and neck of the femur?

Bone destruction : Bone death from lack of circulation. This term literally means death of the bone on the head of the femur from lack of blood supply. What caused this is very hard to determine. Sometimes the surgeon can determine what the cause is from when he or she does surgery on the hip. This condition usually means that the patient needs to have a hip replacement. ...Read more

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What is the cartilage in the knee between the femoral condyle and the medial called?

What is the cartilage in the knee between the femoral condyle and the medial called?

Meniscus: I assume you mean the cartilage between the femoral condyle and the tibial plateau. This would be the meniscus, a c-shaped/half-moon shaped cartilage. If on the inside, it's called the medial meniscus, and if on the outside, the lateral meniscus. The other type of cartilage in the knee is called articular cartilage. It covers the bones that make up the knee joint, like frosting on a cake. ...Read more

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What are the causes of knee pain below the knee cap?

What are the causes of knee pain below the knee cap?

Osgood schlaters: If you are are a teenager you may have painful tibial tuberodities as seen in osgood schlatters disease. This is seen in teen ager when the bone grows quicker than the blood supply causing islands of necrosis. This is a benign vondition helped by rest. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of arthroscopy on the knee joint?

What are the side effects of arthroscopy on the knee joint?

Pain swelling: Since you do invade the joint with the scope, your joint responds like it has been injured. Pain, swelling, stiffness, leg soreness. Post scope, gentle exercises, stationary bike, pain meds, ice, and rest are all helpful in the recovery. Don't be impatient, recovery often takes longer than expected. Give your joint time and gentle care. ...Read more

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How is osteonecrosis of the knee treated?

How is osteonecrosis of the knee treated?

Size/location depend: Rest, ice, and bracing are still good first line treatments. Surgical intervention can entail arthroscopic debridement, decompression, bone grafting, cartilage replacement up to knee replacement. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

Pain pain limpping: Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of avascular necrosis of bone. As the disease worsens, your affected joint may hurt only when you put weight on it. Eventually, the joint may hurt even when you're lying down.Pain can be mild or severe and usually develops gradually.Pain associated with avascular necrosis of the hip may be focused in the groin, thigh or buttock. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stiffness around the hip joint?

What are the causes of stiffness around the hip joint?

Arthritis: Low grade arthritis is probably the most common cause. Be warned, many people mistake low back pain for hip pain. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is chondrocalinosis mean? Areas of the cartilage abnormality in the medial compartment and on the medial aspect of the patellar articular surface

What is chondrocalinosis mean? Areas of the cartilage abnormality in the medial compartment and on the medial aspect of the patellar articular surface

Calciumpyrophosphate: Chondrocalcinosis/pseudogout relates to deposition of crystals in the cartilage of joints. Arthritis occurs with acute painful swelling in one or more joints that last for days or weeks. The most commonly affected joint is the knee. Disease increases with age. Medical treatments can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Abnormality seen on x-ray or ct. Consult rheumatologist for therapy. ...Read more

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Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?

Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?

Depends: Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the easy things first and advance to surgery when nothing else works. ...Read more

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Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Yes: The plantaris tendon and posterior tibialos tendon both arise from posterior muscles of the leg and connect to the foot. The Achilles' tendon is the largest of the posterior tendons. ...Read more

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Which are the named ligaments of the capsule of the hip joint?

Which are the named ligaments of the capsule of the hip joint?

Capsular Ligament: The capsular ligament consists of two types of fibers, circular and longitudinal. Some of the longitudinal fibers form the retinacula and the circular fibers form the zona orbicularis. It is attached to the acetabulum and anterior inferior iliac spine; and connects to the transverse ligament, iliofemoral ligament, pubocapsular, and ischiocapsular ligaments. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving synovial chondromatosis of the shoulder?

What are the complications involving synovial chondromatosis of the shoulder?

Rare : Mostly pain involving a joint with clicking, swelling, and possible decrease in motion. Rarely can this become malignant ...5% ...Read more

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What are the risks of knee arthroscopic reconstruction on the mcl?

What are the risks of knee arthroscopic reconstruction on the mcl?

Talk to Orthopedics: In general, arthroscopic surgery has a small risk of bleeding and infection. In addition, there is a very small risk of poor outcomes, adhesions, scar tissue, and local numbness near the surgical sites. These and any other concerns should be addressed when you speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

-death of bone. This is due 2 loss of blood supply 2 a certain bone part. Common after some injuries such as fractured navicular in the wrist, dislocation of the hip. Some R due 2 drugs , especially steroids, also alcoholism, in these cases it's usually ...Read more


Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, it is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction ...Read more