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What are the problems seen with subchondral cysts on humeral head?

What are the problems seen with subchondral cysts on humeral head?

Incindental finding: If assosciated with pain and limitation of movement of the shoulder then denotes osteoarthritis of the shoulder. ...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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Right hip narrowing of superior joint space. Subchondral cyst formation seen and spurs in right femoral head and superior acetabulum. Suggestions?

Right hip narrowing of superior joint space.  Subchondral cyst formation seen and spurs in right femoral head  and superior acetabulum.  Suggestions?

Weight loss, : Exercise, use of a cane if needed and use of otc meds if no contraindications otherwise you can try physical therapy and perscription medication. If symptoms do not improve or worsen, see an orthopaedic surgeon for options which could include joint replacement surgery. You are describing hip arthritis. ...Read more

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There's sclerosis & subchondral cyst formation in the femoral head & cyst & spurs in acetabulum. Constant pain. Should I have hip resurfacing surgery?

There's sclerosis & subchondral cyst formation in the femoral head & cyst & spurs in acetabulum. Constant pain. Should I have hip resurfacing surgery?

Hard to know: You desribe degenerative changes. When you shave the hip it might improve but you are losing bone and therefore these problems might re occur or get worse. Maybe you should get a second opinion and you can ask the second doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

Many things: You could have been born with it , developed it a a child, or teenager. A cyst without symptoms usually is not something to worry about. ...Read more

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