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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Chondrocalcinosis

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Dr. Michael Ellman
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Chondrocalcinosis (Definition)

-cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the ...Read more


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What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

What are the tests for chondrocalcinosis?

X-ray and crystal ex: X-ray and crystal examination and check for underlying disease with magnesium, TSH and iron studies, sometimes urine darkening on long exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chondrocalcinosis?

What is the definition or description of: Chondrocalcinosis?

Calcification of -: -cartilage. Can B cartilage pieces from the joint adhering 2 the joint linings & then calcifying. This is the usual way it's used ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean in the knee? What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly mean?

What does chondrocalcinosis mean in the knee? What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly mean?

Arthritic changes: Chondocalcinosis is a condition with deposition of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals in the articular or joint surface cartilage (white stuff on the end of a chicken bone) that leads to arthitic changes. Fibrillation is early arthritic change with fraying of the articular catilage giving the surface the appearance of an unmowed lawninstead of a smooth surface. Posterior is back of joint. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalinosis mean?

What does chondrocalinosis mean?

Cartilage calcifcat: Calcification within cartilage. Common causes are primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemochromatosis. This condition can cause an arthopathy called pseudogout. This condition is treated by colchiine and nsaids. But finding the cause is paramount! ...Read more

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What is chondrocalinosis mean? Areas of the cartilage abnormality in the medial compartment and on the medial aspect of the patellar articular surface

What is chondrocalinosis mean? Areas of the cartilage abnormality in the medial compartment and on the medial aspect of the patellar articular surface

Calciumpyrophosphate: Chondrocalcinosis/pseudogout relates to deposition of crystals in the cartilage of joints. Arthritis occurs with acute painful swelling in one or more joints that last for days or weeks. The most commonly affected joint is the knee. Disease increases with age. Medical treatments can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Abnormality seen on x-ray or ct. Consult rheumatologist for therapy. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more