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Subchondral Edema Definition
What does subchondral edema mean and how is it treated in knees and also hat does sclerosis mean and how it that treated in knees?
Terminology: Subchondral edema means you have a bone bruise under the cartilage in your knee representing microfractures in the trabecular bone. Sclerosis means hardening or increased bone deposition as a result of increased mechanical stress following wolff's law. Treatment can vary depending on age, severity and cause. ...Read more
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
My MRI reads. Subchondral irregularity in the weight- bearing portion of the medial femoral condyle and extensive marrow edema . Whats going on?
"Meso- acromiale, with a small subchondral cyst across the synchdrosis but no bone marrow edema" (My shoulder MRI report) Plz explain. And solution?
2-piece bone: The acromium is a small part of your shoulder blade on top of your shoulder. As it forms, 2 parts fuse to make one solid bone. In your case, the 2 parts did not finish fusing. Sometimes that is no problem, other times there is motion at the synchondrosis (place where the two bones are joined by cartilage, rather than bone). You have a cyst there, so you undoubtedly have motion and probably pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild edema in fpb& odm, multiple subchondral cysts, some fluid in 1st dorsal compartment of wrist, Blood work normal, no fractures, Age 33 diagnosis?
Mild arthritis: sounds like an MRI report. interpreting mild findings like that is difficult. one must know the symptoms and physical exam findings. please talk to the doctor who ordered the study (and presumably examined you). Subchondral cysts generally indicate osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis). ...Read more
Injured for >2 months. MRI reveals extensive bone marrow edema in midfoot and navic and subchondral fx navicular. X-ray shows the fx. Will this heal?
Probably: Should be under care of orthopedic doctor. With proper immobilization with cast or brace and then probably some physical therapy the injury will probably heal.Sometimes there may be ligamentous injury but your mri would detect this aberration. Healing process may take longer since injury already two months old. ...Read more
I'm 37 yrs old, bad knee pain,knee MRI says osteochondral lesion & subchondral cyst marrow edema suprapatellar effusion. What's wrong with my knee?
Inflammation: Your knee is inflamed. See a doctor. Consider lifestyle changes to address underlying inflammation. Try anti-inflammatory foods; avoid inflammatory food. Eliminate toxic exposures. Exercise judiciously--isometric exercises to begin. Progress to passive, then active, range of motion exercises, strengthening and endurance exercises. Read "Foods That Fight Pain" by Neal Barnard, MD. ...Read more
What does this mean? I have a small subchondral fracture deformity of the lateral trochlear facet with prominent bone marrow edema throughout the regi
Cartilage damage: Prominent marrow edema of the lateral trochlea means that the cartilage covering the bone in this area is injured or worn thin. This is a common place to develop arthritis which causes marrow edema when the cartilage gets too thin or is worn out and bare bone is exposed there. If you had a recent injury, it could be cartilage damage rather than arthritis. See your provider for recommendations. ...Read more
Mri shoulder marked synovitis with patchy areas of subchondral bone marrow edema at the glenohumeral joint; findings of a hill-sachs deformity. Help!
What is the recovery time for subchondral insufficiency fracture left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema?
MRI: Extensive bone marrow edema of navicular with subtle subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal articular surface. Doc said AVN?
Avn: Yes that's what it appears. Follow up with the orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist ...Read more
What is the recovery time for subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema?
Hip fracture : Depending on the treatment it could be 4-6 weeks. Your orthopedic surgeon will determine that ...Read more
What is a small subchondral fracture defomity of the lateral figures facet with prominent bone marrow edema?
Moderate size joint effusion.
Joint abnl: Need to identify which joint ar u asking about , Is it the knee ? . Subchondral microfractures and prominent bone marrow edema are descriptions of the same thing . Typically r quite painful and may respond with axial bony paste. Which is only performed in the or by an orthopaedic d ...Read more
4month ago MRI subcondral edema contusion and fluid around the tendon sheath now no pain verry little swelling and my ankle only get tired? Treatment?
Can you please explain acetabular rim subchondral bone marrow oedema with anterosuperior notching in the bone cortex
See an orthopedist: This too complex to explain in 400 characters. See a good orthopedic surgeon and have them start from scratch. ...Read more
A collection of: 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 retention. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lungs fill up wi: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills and treat the cause ...Read more
Subcortical edema: The cortex of bone is the outer layer. Subcortical means below the cortex. The term means you are suffering from bruising of the bone. ...Read more
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