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Soreness Lateral And Posterior Femoral Head
What is mild prominence of the left femoral head neck junction of the hip in xray? This side usually sore but especially when sleeping on this side.
Possible impingement: That refers to a possible impingement condition of the hip joint. If you have soreness at the side of your hip when sleeping on that side, then the diagnosis is likely to be a greater trochanteric bursitis, which can usually be treated with steroid injections and/or NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve). ...Read more
Prostate biopsy correlation) focal area of altered signal inensity in the left femoral head, what does this mean?
Here are some ...: This Q is not quite clear & specific so it's hard to offer right answer. But I would guess it as follows: Did you have bone scan which showed hot spot in left femoral head leading to concern for possible metastatic lesion; so prostate biopsy is advised to correlate with it. But bony metastasis tends to be multi-focal in ribs, spine, pelvis, hips... Very rarely being solitary. Hence, ask Doc for... ...Read more
Do you mean density?: A localized density in a femoral head could be related to a bone Island which is benign, or it could be something more serious. An orthopedic surgeon would be able to tell most of the time just looking at your x-ray. If not, you may need an MRI or CAT scan. See an Ortho specialist. ...Read more
What is the percentage of unilateral femoral head retroversion in the population? Why did it take so long to be diagnosed and only b/c of injury too?
Life isn't that way: Often, real life is not exact like numbers are. It might not be known how many people have femoral retroversion, especially in various groups of people (male, female, children, adults, narrow-pelvis, wide-pelvis, short/tall people, different racial groups, etc..). Each person has her own femur shape, so angle measurements go from the retroversion range to the normal range to the anteversion range. ...Read more
Avascular necrosis: There is no medication to cure avascular necrosis, but the problem can be effectively treated with joint transplantation. It is important to avoid this surgery for as long as comfortably possible, because joint replacements have a limited lifespan and it is not fun to go through multiple procedures. ...Read more
What is a "positive cam impression of the femoral head and neck junction" and can it be asymptomatic?
Hip Impingement: What you describe is known as "cam-type femoral acetabular impingement" or fai for short. Fai can be aysmptomatic, however, this condition can lead to premature arthritis that could ultimately require hip replacement surgery. If you have been diagnosed with fai, i would recommend a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip arthroscopy to discuss your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does increased femoral head fragment sclerosis avn likely given fx timing broke her hip in early august?
I don't understand--: The question fully, but the gist of it is, as i can make of it: ms rabbit79828 had a fx of the hip about 3 months ago ; the head part has gone on to develop avn. Probably the fx was too high ; was fixed. This is a well known complication of such fxs. Depending upon your symptoms, further treatments may be needed. Are you having pain at rest or with weight bearing on that side? See your orthopod. ...Read more
My friend has early stage of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. What medication can help him recover?
AVN: AVN is an issue with blood supply to the head of the femur. There are no medications that are routinely used to treat the condition. Stopping the use of alcohol is encouraged, and ceasing steroids may be warranted in consult with the doctor. The main treatment is phyisical therapy for symptom relief, and then surgical measures if the condition worsens during observation. ...Read more
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