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What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more


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Small suprapatellar joint effusion mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?

Small suprapatellar joint effusion

mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?

Osteoarthritis: It sounds like you are reading the x-ray report of someone with knee osteoarthritis. Joint space narrowing = cartilage loss. Spurring = bone spurs. Suprapatellar joint effusion = typical small amount of extra joint fluid seen in osteoarthritis. Sounds like a mild to moderate case. ...Read more

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What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?

What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?

Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the arthritic inflammation. The vascular calcification is arteriosclerotic changes in arteries. Ask your doctor to review the films with you. ...Read more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have fluid and/or inflammation in various places around your knee. A bursa is a sac that usually only has a little bit of fluid in it but can get inflamed and be painful. Popliteal cyst = baker cyst, which is accumulation of fluid in the back of the knee. ...Read more

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Mild tricompart mental osteoarthric changes Torn PHMM Minimal joint effusion , with sizable backers cyst?

Mild tricompart mental osteoarthric changes 
Torn PHMM
Minimal joint effusion , with sizable backers cyst?

Physical therspy: The most important treatment for you is quad strengthening exercise. In addition to this there are medications, wedge insoles, injections, and surgeries to help relieve symptoms. There are many over the counter treatments such as moist heat, sports creams, Tylenol (acetaminophen) which you can use as well ...Read more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? Whats the treatment?Thanks

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis? Whats the treatment?Thanks

Chondromalacia: Chondromalacia is damage to the cartilage surfaces of joints. In the knee it's similar to the wearing away of tire treads. This can cause inflammation which can produce increased fluid in the knee (effusion). If you have minimal pain and no locking, strengthening your thigh and leg muscles is recommended. Icing and anti inflammatories and pt can be helpful. Arthroscopy is recommended with locking. ...Read more

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Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?

Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?

Osteoarthritis: These are classical findings of osteoarthritis being spelled out by the radiologist. Osteoarthritis develops as we lose the cartilage that is not seen on X-ray and usually leaves a "joint space" on films. During this degenerative cascade, sclerosis happens to the bone under cartilage and bone tries to increase its surface area when weakened by forming spurs called osteophytes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for advanced tricompartmental degernative joint disease in left knee with small joint effusion and several large ossified loose bodi?

Do I need surgery for advanced tricompartmental degernative joint disease in left knee with small joint effusion and several large ossified loose bodi?

Likely you will.: That sounds like a severely degenerated knee, especially for someone of your young age. That youth will likely relegate you to surgical correction - knee replacement - at some point, usually when the knee starts to feel unstable of if the pain becomes so severe that you simply can no longer use the knee effectively. But why is the knee so bad? ...Read more

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Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more

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MRI notes medial meniscus root tear, & moderate to large joint effusion?

Orthopedic: Please see an orthopedic surgeon, as you may require arthroscopic repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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MY MRI of lumbar spine.Mild right sacroilitis with subchondral sclerosis with fatty bone marrow. NO significant joint effusioneffusion .means ?

MY MRI of lumbar spine.Mild right sacroilitis with subchondral sclerosis with fatty bone marrow. NO significant joint effusioneffusion .means ?

See below: Sacroiliitis is inflammation of your sacroiliac joints (where the sacrum meets the pelvis). Subchondral sclerosis means there are chronic changes along the margins of those bones as well. Fatty bone marrow is a normal finding. The findings listed above are commonly seen and can be seen in patients with and without back pain. Lack of joint effusion usually means that the inflammation is limited. ...Read more

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Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Knee cartilage deterioration, moderate narrowing, small joint effusion, periarticular spur fluid; MRI clear yet terrible pain. what can be done now?

Knee cartilage deterioration, moderate narrowing, small joint effusion, periarticular spur fluid; MRI clear yet terrible pain. what can be done now?

Knee pain: sounds like there is some arthritic changes--and I suspect MRI has ruled out meniscal tear. If not responding to high dose nsaids ie aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and rest--to orthopedics and may need a procedure ...Read more

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


Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more