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Doctor insights on: Soft Tissue Edema Along The Posterior Inferior Calcaneus

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What is bone marrow edema in calcaneus without bone fracture? And how treatmen?

What is bone marrow edema in calcaneus without bone fracture? And how treatmen?

Trauma to the bone: Bone marrow edema is the bone respondence +to some traumatic event, not strong enough to produce a fracture but sufficient to create the bone respond. Treatment is the same than afracture that is rest and the use of a cam-walker to unload the calcaneous. ...Read more

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Help me. .. I have calcaneus spurr posterior minimal?

Help me. .. I have calcaneus spurr posterior minimal?

Heel lifts: Are good as is stretching…night splints can be born. Try not to wear shoes that are too tight on you. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

Often requires emerg: Emergency care if breathing is compromised.
For this reason steroids are usually given.

On the other hand if you mean in the context of "a mild cold".... trilosate liquid as a spray. ...Read more

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What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

What is bone marrow edema around the superior calcaneous?

Unclear question: Bone marrow edema is not a clinical entity. If you have swelling in the foot or ankle, that could be due to many reasons, e.g., local injury, or abnormal veins; if both sides are affected, then it may be due heart failure, low blood protein, and side effect of some medications. ...Read more

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My ankle xray 8mm lucency in medial talar dome consistent with osteochondral lesion. Enthesophyte at posterior aspect of the calcaneus, means what?

My ankle xray 8mm lucency in medial talar dome consistent with osteochondral lesion. Enthesophyte at posterior aspect of the calcaneus, means what?

See orthopedist: Those findings especially at the dome of the talus was once osteochondritis dessicans. To try and avoid further aritic findings talk to your doctor. That talar finding is an "old" injury. So too is enthesophyte (spur) ...Read more

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Mri report said I have edema within the hoffa pad what does this mean? Can this cause pressure in back of the knee Also have atteunated posterior root

Mri report said I have edema within the hoffa pad what does this mean? Can this cause pressure in back of the knee Also have atteunated posterior root

Hoffa: Pad is under your KNEE CAP (front of the knee!) 'root" refers to one of the cartilages" (menisceal) connection with the joint inner lining! You should discuss your pain which may in fact be due to a effusion ("water") in your knee!
Hope this (and other answers) are helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Runner. Have bone marrow edema in left superior ramus&acetabular column+stabbing posterior hip. Is this all consistent w dysplasia?

Runner. Have bone marrow edema in left superior ramus&acetabular column+stabbing posterior hip. Is this all consistent w dysplasia?

Not necessarily: Hip dysplasia is diagnosed by certain radiographic parameters on an ap radiograph of the pelvis. You could potentially have acetabular or proximal femoral dysplasia, but it's hard to tell if your symptoms correlate with any type of dysplasia. ...Read more

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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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24 yrs smoking. Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification. Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema. Basilar atelectatic cyst. Worry?

24 yrs smoking. Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification. Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema. Basilar atelectatic cyst. Worry?

Yes. . .: Wow, smoking since 11yo? Bottom line, if screening CT scan finds something abnormal, you need to chat w/ordering physician to discuss your options regarding next step eg how to figure out what's going on. Sometimes the radiologist will suggest repeating a scan in a specific period of time if it's small & indeterminate. But this again is something best discussed w/ordering physician. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Please help. Due to heavy running in right foot. Xray nrmal, MRI says-Mild synovitis at posterior talotibial joint. No ligament/tendon tear. Bmarow edema?

Please help. Due to heavy running in right foot. Xray nrmal, MRI says-Mild synovitis at posterior talotibial joint. No ligament/tendon tear. Bmarow edema?

New running shoes: It sounds like you need shoes with better support for running. Stop running until the symptoms go away. Then head for a shoe store ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Not yet: Aspiration (using a needle to drain it) would be helpful, but most likely will return, however it's still an option before surgery. Injection steriod into the area is not recommended as it can commonly lead to achilles tendon rupture. If pain continues even after aspiration, then surgery is a viable and safe option as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Subcutaneous oedema at lateral & medial in left ankle. Fluid in posterior & subtalar joint with fluid anterolaterally possibly ganglionic. Please help?

Subcutaneous oedema at lateral & medial in left ankle. Fluid in posterior & subtalar joint with fluid anterolaterally possibly ganglionic. Please help?

Yes: You are probably describing an MRI report and would do well to follow up with your physician to discuss. The medial and lateral edema described refers to swelling that is present under the skin. This could represent an injury such as an ankle sprain, or could be inflammatory. A ganglion is a flyid filled cyst that can cause local irritation and pain, not uncommonly found in the foot and hand. ...Read more

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Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fractures also result in AVN which prolong the treatment course. ...Read more

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What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis). ...Read more

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Ii have a soft tissue edema on back of neck with chronic migraines no dr seems to no what 2 do this has been over a year?

Ii have a soft tissue edema on back of neck with chronic migraines no dr seems to no what 2 do this has been over a year?

Related vs Unrelated: Someone who has mysterious symptoms needs to find a primary care doctor who has the time and an interest in the particular type of symptoms. That doctor can evaluate and refer the patient to specialists to figure things out over time. For soft tissue edema, one needs to find out if it really is edema, and then why it's there. A dermatologist, ENT doctor, rheumatologist, and cancer doctor may help. ...Read more

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What is soft tissue edema?

Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially when you press a finger into the skin, you leave an indent that goes away in a few minutes. ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI I would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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3 irregular lobular mass with slight subcutaneous edema above massconcern for soft tissue sarcoma. Possibly synovial cell. What exactly does this mean?

Soft tissue sarcoma: The imaging findings are concerning for a soft tissue sarcoma or other aggressive process. You should be evaluated by an orthopedic oncologist or at a sarcoma center. ...Read more

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I have a 5.4x6.8cm presacral soft tissue in the posterior midline. What does this mean?

I have a 5.4x6.8cm presacral soft tissue in the posterior midline. What does this mean?

Many causes need bx: Presacral masses include congenital causes such as teratoma or chordoma, neurological causes such as neurilemoma or neurofibroma or other malignancies such as lymphoma or sarcoma.Congenital causes most common including epidermoid cyst and teratoma, especially in females and chordomas especially in males. Most accurate imaging is mr for extension and sometimes likelihood of tissue type. ...Read more

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Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help?

Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help?

Chronic swelling: Your relative might have done more damage with the sprain than originally thought. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Masslike enlargement of risidual vaginal cuff with apparent soft tissue mass posterior to the urinary bladder measuring 5.4 x6.9 x 5.3. cancer??

Masslike enlargement of risidual vaginal cuff with apparent soft tissue mass posterior to the urinary bladder measuring 5.4 x6.9 x 5.3. cancer??

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more