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Contrast material in the gelenohumeral joint, w/o abnormal comm. w/ the subacromial sub deltoid bursa to suggest full thick RC tear. Tear or no tear??
Torn rotator: Rotator cuff tear, full thickness with contrast seen in subdeltoid bursa and subacromial bursa indicate torn rotator cuff. Rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis. Treatment varies depending on the location of full thickness tear. Shoulder impingement syndrome and bursitis can also accompany with rotator cuff injury. ...Read more
I have a habit of biting the uppermost joints of my fingers. This habit has lead the skin to protrude and become thick compared to the rest of my skin?
I had a thick splinter from wood door on my finger joint about a inch long
I pulled it out now my finger is swollen
Do I need to see a doctor or wi?
A sliver goes in -: -smoothly, but has rough edges, & when pulled out, there can B a wood fragment left behind. Even if not, U probably have an infection from the contaminated wood. Best 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. A small residual fragment is hare 2 C on imaging . Many times it just has 2B explored, & hope it is all removed. During a short hand fellowship we had people returning 4more wood removal. Good L ...Read more
What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum?Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4
It means there are: Degenerative changes occurring leading to enlargement of the small joints of the spine (2at each level ) along with degenerative enlargement of a ligament that connects each segment or level of the spine that could eventually lead to an overall narrowing of the spinal canal which may lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. Smoking, being obese & a family hx of arthritis can accelerate it. ...Read more
What could be causing the joints on my second toe of each foot to be sore, swollen, and hot with thick skin?
Not sure: Consult a podiatrist. Are yoru shoes well fitting? ...Read more
Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?
Pneumonia: you need to see a doc and have some testing done asap ...Read more