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Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
Have pierced ears for earrings. Over time holes have stretched and ear lobes have become floppy. Any ear lobe procedure for this?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cartilage ear piercing app. 4mths ago. Symptoms:Green pus, redness, heat, pain, and swelling. Removed earring. Symptoms still present.Antibiotics?
Yes...antibiotics: What you have described is a definite infection. It needs to be cleaned frequently with soap and water. Topical antibiotic's will also help. It may very well need oral antibiotics. It's possible it could even need incision and drainage. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My costal rhinoplasty deformed overtly in 1yr.Went for a revision.The doc found the cartilage fractured & did fixes(sewed it).Will the cartilage heal?
Hole may close up: if it has not healed adequately.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It can. Please seek medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
That is possible.: Redness and swelling can both be related to infection. You did not mention if this was a new or an old piercing. Other signs of infection can include tenderness, pain, warmth, pus or fever. I would recommend having this assessed. Staphylococcus aureus & Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections may occur. Avoid development of auricular chronditis. ...Read more
I had medial meniscus tear repair surgery synovial plica inflammation and some cartilage damage 3 weeks ago I can't bend my knee is it normal?
Medial meniscus tear: After repair it may need upto 4-6 weeks to get good recovery. So please continue therapy. If your range of motion stopped improving then you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
Found out I have minor cartilage damage in the medial condyle area. How successful is arthroscopy which entails cartilage graft?
Knee Arthroscopy: Cartilage reconstruction is still considered an emerging field however newer techniques have high levels of success. Of course it is dependent upon the technique employed (dependent upon the depth and the breath of the damage) if you have a microfracture, enhanced microfracture, oats or autologous chondrocyte implantation (aci), that your result will almost certainly be better than doing nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer