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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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At what point is surgery needed to treat tibiotalar joint effusion?

At what point is surgery needed to treat tibiotalar joint effusion?

Can't answer: If you have ankle swelling that persists see your MD or orthopedic surgeon. Some ankle 'effusions ' (? Mri quote) are response to an injury, infection, systemic disease, etc. etc. Without any history I cannot even attempt to answer. Give a thorough history and get examined ! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I have pain in both feet, MRI ruled out plantar fasciitis but it says that I have a small tibiotalar joint effusion in both feet?

I have pain in both feet, MRI ruled out plantar fasciitis but it says that I have a small tibiotalar joint effusion in both feet?

See your doctor : You have pain in both feet. You are 52 and female. See your doctor to rule out diabetes for the pain. The mri is an extensive test for bilateral leg pain. Talk to your doctor if you have obesity, sugar, poor health, etc. The effusion itself is mostly showing inflammation. The root cause will be important. Take note of when you get pain and what helps. ...Read more

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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed?  Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

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How can double jointing occur in babies?

How can double jointing occur in babies?

Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read more

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What is a "sharka" joint?

What is a "sharka" joint?

I think : You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read more

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What is joint destruction?

What is joint destruction?

Arthritis: Joint destructon is another way of saying arthritis or degenerative joint disease. All of these mean wear and tear on the cartilage lining and shock absorbers in the joints. Strengthening the muscles around the joints can be beneficial. In some cases injections or physical therapy can also help. In the extreme cases, joint replacement. ...Read more

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