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Shoulder Joint Effusion Treatment
slipped one year before. I got M RI report that I have mild joint effusion. Plz suggest me precautions and treatment. Thanks. Age 36, 80 kg. 5-4"?
Joint effusion: Which joint? I wouldn't do any restrictions as long as there isn't any pain ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Terrible pain and difficulty bending knee. Mri revealed a moderate sized polpliteal cyst and small joint effusion. What's the best treatment?
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
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
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
Mri shows joint effusion & synovitis & the acromion has type 1 morphology. Could u explain so I can understand thanks?
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
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
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
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
I took a MRI for my knees and they said I have something. Like a small joint effusion. What dose that mean?
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
Hi. Have circumferential subcuraneous soft tissue edema along with horizontal tear of posterior horn-medial + lateral menisci and small joint effusion?
See an ortho: You should probably see an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
Knee inflammation: It means your knee is inflamed as this bursa communicates with the knee. ...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