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Pathophysiology Of Knee Osteoarthritis
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
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
Inflammation of : Tendinitis/bursistis of hip often results of over use/trauma and the first thing to do is take it easy/rest a bit. Antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin may help. Physical therapy/gentle stretching/rom exercises. Iontophoresis ultrasounds therapy, topical meds etc...May help quite a bit as well. So, if doing on your own not enough, consult doc for possible injection. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Right knee advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio femoral and patella femoral joints. What are surgical options?
Chondromatosis: Synovial chondromatosis is a rare, benign condition of the thin tissue lining your joints (synovium). This tumor does not spread to other parts of the body, it can cause severe damage to the knee ankle or other joints and lead to osteoarthritis. Early treatment is important to relieve painful symptoms and prevent further damage. For more info: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00602 ...Read more
Following is the MRI report of my right knee,
1.Partial tear of acl
2.Moderate joint effusion
3.Tear of popliteofibular ligament.
Natural cure ?
Not likely: Ligaments have poor vascular supply, so the likelihood of complete healing after an injury is low. The acl tear could scar somewhat, but injury to the latter represents damage to one of the posterolateral corner structures which is an important stabilizer to the knee and which could predispose to further knee damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mum has mild inflamm arthritis, knee pain, knee MRI:"loss of cartilage, subarticular stress + joint effusion" Is this old age or the arthritis?
MRI of hips show osteoarthritis, joint effusion, gluteal tendonipathy (all bi-lateral) and free pelvic fluid. Is there treatment for this?
Multiple findings: These multiple findings would be best explained and treated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Sometimes: One of the potential causes of tendonitis is overuse by the muscle/tendon unit trying to stabilize a hypermobile joint. This is certainly the case with the posterior tibial tendon in individuals with flexible flatfoot. However, not all tendinitis is related to joint hypermobility, so you would need to consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your tendinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
Varies: There are multiple potential causes for fluid in the knee. The fluid itself can be from an injury, inflammation, or other causes. Osteoarthritis is one type of arthritis. If there is concern about the nature of the fluid in the knee, it can be drawn out and sent to the lab to see what it is. An MRI is a test that can look for other associated conditions as well. Consider being seen. ...Read more
What is treatment of septic arthritis of knee joint in child aged 5years..no history of chronic disease.best antibiotic?
Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more
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