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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I have joint effusion over fluid and a small tear on the collateral ligament on my knee. Is it going to heal itself? It hurts a lot when i bend it all

With good treatment.: See your doctor, sports medicine physician, or physiatrist to get proper treatment for your condition. That will maximize your outcomes. Most small tears can heal without surgery. Avoid forcing the knee into extreme flexion. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for advanced tricompartmental degernative joint disease in left knee with small joint effusion and several large ossified loose bodi?

Do I need surgery for advanced tricompartmental degernative joint disease in left knee with small joint effusion and several large ossified loose bodi?

Likely you will.: That sounds like a severely degenerated knee, especially for someone of your young age. That youth will likely relegate you to surgical correction - knee replacement - at some point, usually when the knee starts to feel unstable of if the pain becomes so severe that you simply can no longer use the knee effectively. But why is the knee so bad? ...Read more

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Knee cartilage deterioration, moderate narrowing, small joint effusion, periarticular spur fluid; MRI clear yet terrible pain. what can be done now?

Knee cartilage deterioration, moderate narrowing, small joint effusion, periarticular spur fluid; MRI clear yet terrible pain. what can be done now?

Knee pain: sounds like there is some arthritic changes--and I suspect MRI has ruled out meniscal tear. If not responding to high dose nsaids ie aleve or Ibuprofen and rest--to orthopedics and may need a procedure ...Read more

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Xray: R.knee: small joint effusion. Mild medial n patellofemoral compartment degenerative changes with mild subchondral sclerosis. Left knee: same thing like above AND mild joint space narrowing. Can you please explain these findings thank you?

Xray: R.knee: small joint effusion. Mild medial n patellofemoral compartment degenerative changes with mild subchondral sclerosis. Left knee: same thing like above AND mild joint space narrowing. Can you please explain these findings thank you?

Djd: Those findings are c/w degenerative joint disease,ie your knee has some wear on the ant and medial sides. As the cartilage wears down the joint space gets narrowed. the bone directly under the space thickens (sclerosis) in response to increased load. Inflammation leads to swelling (effusion). These are early signs of degenerative joint disease. You're on young side to have arthritis. ...Read more

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Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Sounds like: it means mild injury to ligaments. If you are having symptoms, you need medical evaluation, because these finding do not fully explain your symptoms. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more