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Cause of wrist subchondral cyst?

Cause of wrist subchondral cyst?

Arthritis: Since you used the term subchondral cyst i assume that you have had an x-ray or mri. These can be caused by several things such as arthritis, old ligament tear, or possibly a ganglion that is inside the bone. Treatment depends on how bothersome it is, and ranges from simple things like a wrist splint, therapy, medication all the way up to major wrist surgery. Get it checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How long does it take to heal subchondral cyst in shoulder?

How long does it take to heal subchondral cyst in shoulder?

They don"t go away..: ...they R due 2 underlying degenerative or inflammatory disease. U treat the symptoms, not the cysts. NSAIDS, ice, activity modification etc... ...Read more

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What could be causes of a subchondral cyst in wrist?

What could be causes of a subchondral cyst in wrist?

A subchondral cyst i: A very common finding and often dosnt mean anything. It is often noted in assymptomatic area that have low grade minimal arthritis on an MRI and i frequently see people referred for this finding that dont need anything. There are cases however when it means a fracture has not healed fully or a bone has poor blood supply or there is inflammatory change in the joint. Much depends upon the clinical. ...Read more

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What ara subchondral cyst on humerus?

What ara subchondral cyst on humerus?

Arthritis: This is an abnormality on xray that is indicative of arthritis and/or rotator cuff degeneration. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a subchondral cyst (of medial talar dome)?

What are the best treatments for a subchondral cyst (of medial talar dome)?

Depends: A small superficial cyst seen on an MRI can be treated with an arthroscopic evaluation and possible drilling and debridement (removing overlying damaged cartilage). If the cyst is contained and large(on ct) retro grade drilling and bone grafting is done. ...Read more

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45 year old african american woman diagnosed subchondral cyst in the superomedial acetabulum. what does this mean?

45 year old african american woman diagnosed subchondral cyst in the superomedial acetabulum. what does this mean?

Big medical words: Subchondral cyst is a benign pocket of fluid beneath the cartilage inside a joint. Superomedial means the upper, inner portion. Acedabulum is the hip socket. It indicates arthritis within the hip joint. ...Read more

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MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ; A very small subchondral cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum What does this mean?

MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ;
A very small subchondral  cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum

What does this mean?

Early DJD: Subchondral cysts mean cysts in the bone underneath the cartilage, and are a reaction of the bone to degenerative and stress related changes about the joint space. These are usually seen with some cartilage damage and narrowing of the joint space adjacent to the cyst. Many people are asymptomatic with small cysts. ...Read more

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