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How quickly can post-traumatic arthritis occur?

How quickly can post-traumatic arthritis occur?

it depends: It depends on the area involved, the type of trauma and the severity of that trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is there such thing as post traumatic arthritis?

Is there such thing as post traumatic arthritis?

Yes: Post traumatic arthritis occurs most commonly after a fracture that involves the joint. The cartilage on the ends of the bones dies and you loose the surface that allows smooth joint gliding. This causes pain, swelling and stiffness and at times a joint deformity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for post traumatic arthritis to kick in?

How long does it take for post traumatic arthritis to kick in?

It depend: On the injury and how bad the effect on the joint surface wither the joint is weight bearing or not. Weight bearing kick up early 6 month to a year. ...Read more

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How fast does post traumatic arthritis set in?

How fast does post traumatic arthritis set in?

Arthritis: It is variable and depends on type of trauma, extent, body part involved, one's underlying health and associated diseases, age of the patient, any prior trauma to the same area, associated prior per existing status of the body part or joint , underlying status of bone , osteoporosis etc to name a few . It can take from few months to years based on all above and other factors. ...Read more

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How long does it take for post traumatic arthritis to really set in?

How long does it take for post traumatic arthritis to really set in?

Let me explain: Post traumatic arthritis happened after traumatic injury to the joint and supporting structures. If the joint for example had ligament injury(acl)arthritis could start in the joint in about 6-9 month.If the bone in the joint have break it well have arthritis set in itdepending on the severity of the fracture. If both the ligament and the bone were injured, this shorten the period of the arthritis. ...Read more

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On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

On a xray what does post-traumatic arthritis look like?

Post-traumatic: Post-traumatic arthritis looks very similar to osteoarthritis on x-ray. Sometimes there is evidence of old broken bone that didn't quite heal in a good position. Basically it means that there is arthritis in a joint related to a fracture there in the past. ...Read more

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What can I do about my right hip with post traumatic arthritis?

What can I do about my right hip with post traumatic arthritis?

Injection or surgery: If the arthritis and pain are severe and limit your activities, you may need a hip replacement and should talk to an orthopedic surgeon. You could try a hip injection with steroids (cortisone) which could give you temporary relief and buy you some time. A pain specialist who does injections could help you there. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with the pain from my right hip with severe post traumatic arthritis?

What can I do to deal with the pain from my right hip with severe post traumatic arthritis?

Therapy , Cane: Physical therapy to improve motion and strength in the area of the hip would be helpful. Using a cane in the opposite hand would help relieve weight on the hip and hopefully relieve some pain. Anti-inflammatory medication are also sometimes helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more