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What is the treatment for aseptic joint effusion?

What is the treatment for aseptic joint effusion?

It depend on the: Reason, gout have treatment and other the same, if it is viral anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for small superpatellar joint effusion? Do we need to have a mri?

What is the treatment for small superpatellar joint effusion? Do we need to have a mri?

Probably nothing: Small joint effusions can be caused by many, many things, most require no testing or intervention. If the joint hurts, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as advil (ibuprofen) can be helpful as can ice massage. Mostly rest and time. Imaging is not usually required for a non-traumatic, small effusion. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for an ankle joint effusion? Very painful, hard to exercise or walk. Thanks!

Effusion: You need to address what is causing the joint effusion first. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication can help. See your local doctor if it is not calming down. ...Read more

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MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?

Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read more

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28yr f, knee pain, MRI says joint effusion & chondromalacia. I swim for exercise. 0 injuries. What could cause this? Treatment possibilities? Thanks

28yr f, knee pain, MRI says joint effusion & chondromalacia. I swim for exercise. 0 injuries. What could cause this? Treatment possibilities? Thanks

? Of mid-20's female: ? of chronic knee pain with effusion. In a young female the observations which should be made are whether she has Hypermobility Syndrome (Brighton Criteria) & genu varum/valgus. Absent acute injury, repetitive gravitational stress can evoke non-linear patellar mobility & patellofemoral wear & tear. See an Osteopath & Podiatrist. Reconfigured shoes might help realign the longitudinal axis of leg. ...Read more

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I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

A lot depends: On severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

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

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I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

I made. Mri left knee and it says (mucoid degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus and mild joint effusion) what is recommended treatment?

Conservative.: If your physician is not familiar with the condition, I would recommend a sport medicine or orthopedic consultation. Mucoid degeneration of the meniscus refers to a change in the molecular make up of the meniscus as a nonspecific response to injury particularly in a young adult but can be related to aging to older individuals. Treatment is typically conversative, ie, nonsurgical. ...Read more

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27 year old female. Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb. My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion. Treatment?

27 year old female. Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb. My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion. Treatment?

Conservative: Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace. The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! Http://reference. Medscape. Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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Mri shows joint effusion & synovitis & the acromion has type 1 morphology. Could u explain so I can understand thanks?

Mri shows joint effusion & synovitis & the acromion has type 1 morphology. Could u explain so I can understand thanks?

The MRI shows a nor-: Mal acromion (bone on the outer and upper aspect of the shoulder, while there is some fluid in the joint due to inflammation of the lining of the joint. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage. Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion. Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? What's the treatment? Thanks

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage. Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion. Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? What's the treatment? Thanks

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia is damage to the cartilage surfaces of joints. In the knee it's similar to the wearing away of tire treads. This can cause inflammation which can produce increased fluid in the knee (effusion). If you have minimal pain and no locking, strengthening your thigh and leg muscles is recommended. Icing and anti inflammatories and pt can be helpful. Arthroscopy is recommended with locking. ...Read more

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Why won't my joint effusion go away?

See details: Joint swelling usually does not spontaneously resolve. It needs to be evaluate to determine the cause and treated appropriately. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for a joint effusion, meniscal tear?

Do I need surgery for a joint effusion, meniscal tear?

NOT always, but..: A meniscal tear with an effusion (bloody fluid on the knee) is usually a sign of significant internal knee damage. The torn meniscus may cause more damage to the internal structures of the knee so surgery is usually indicated. Follow the advice of your orthopedist. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Is a medium size joint effusion a lot of fluid in the knee?

Is a medium size joint effusion a lot of fluid in the knee?

Yes: There are multiple questions to be asked about this effusion. If is happened as a result of trauma are the components of the knee intact? If it occurred without trauma is it from an infection? Does a sample of the fluid need to be taken for analysis? I'm afraid you, or whoever's knee we're talking about, should see a doctor. Sorry for the inconvenience at a time like this. ...Read more

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I took a MRI for my knees and they said I have something. Like a small joint effusion. What dose that mean?

Knee MRI: Effusion is "water on the knee". This could be benign or caused by an internal derangement (ie: cartilage tear). ...Read more

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An injury caused a large joint effusion w/ elevation of the anterior & posterior fat pads on elbow. Will the fat pads heal and return to its place?

An injury caused a large joint effusion w/ elevation of the anterior & posterior fat pads on elbow. Will the fat pads heal and return to its place?

Kind of: The fat pads are normal structures and so they don't really heal. In a x-ray of a normal elbow, they are usually not seen as they are within the joint. When the elbow joint has extra fluid in it, they float out of the joint and are visible. So when you see fat pads on an x-ray, that is a sign of a significant elbow injury even if a fracture is not seen, as in an occult radial head fracture. ...Read more

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What is tibiotalar joint effusion?

See details: Fluid in the tibiotalar joint related to inflammation of that joint. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an aseptic joint effusion?

Aseptic vs septic: An aseptic effusion can be due to an injury. If no injury occurs, an effusion can develop due to synovitis (acute inflammation of the joint). Patients with arthritis present with effusions as well when they are having a flair of the arthritis. A septic effusion means that you have an infection in that joint & that needs to be treated with at least an aspiration & antibiotics and possible surgery. ...Read more

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What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is definition of joint effusion tfcc tear wrist?

What is definition of joint effusion tfcc tear wrist?

Ligament tear: The tfcc is the triangulo-fibro-cartilage complex. It connects the radius and ulna bone at the wrist. When torn can lead to pain and swelling (effusion) within the joint. ...Read more

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What can been done for medium joint effusion when the doctor won't remove fluid and I can't take anti imflammatory meds?

Joint effusions: Joint effusions can be caused by so many different conditions such as arthritis of various types or trauma. When the underlying condition is managed, the effusion will subside. But you could always go to see another doctor who could help you or get a referral from your doctor to see a specialist (rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon, depending on the underlying problem). ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more