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What severe injuries are possible from hitting trochlear groove in knee into corner on a table? It was with extreme force with bent knee.

What severe injuries are possible from hitting trochlear groove in knee into corner on a table? It was with extreme force with bent knee.

Contusion mainly: Despite the attention-getting pain, unless you have very thin/weak bones, it is unlikely to result in a break (but not impossible); and more likely to be a bruise (/contusion) of the ligament/tendon passing through there--which can take a few weeks to heal. Tear / worse damage also possible. If rest-ice-compression-elevation & Ibuprofen do not help with pain after 3-5 days, should see orthopedist. ...Read more

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What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?

What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?

Common MRI : It means that your kneecap sits slightly off to the side on the end of the thigh bone( trochlea) @ 90degrees of bend. ( flexion), and your 'groove' ( trochlea) is slightly shallow on your femur. Very common radiologic ' diagnosis' , seen most commonly in patients w/ 'mild' patellar instability or ' kneecap' pain. See your ORS for significance . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Tkr patella dislocated. What now. Many failed lateral releases. Shallow trochlear groove. Cause. How next proceed? Frustrated

Tkr patella dislocated. What now. Many failed lateral releases. Shallow trochlear groove. Cause. How next proceed? Frustrated

Get 2nd opinion: Sorry to hear of your knee problem. Unsure of your tka alignment now and your preoperative symptoms, etc. You have had" many failed lateral releases and a shallow trochlear groove". You've dislocated post-operatively . See your ors and discuss non-surgical and surgical options.A second opinion on this complicated problem is never a bad idea.See a surgeon who specializes in joint reconstruction.Gl! ...Read more

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2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?

2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?

Patella dislocations: You may need a mpfl reconstruction to keep your patella from dislocating. If your surgeon cannot do it find a fellowship trained sports medicine doctor. You can check www.Sportsmed.Org or www.Aana.Org to find a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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My MRI results say chondromalacia involving the medial femoral condyle as well as the central trochlear groove also joint effusion what does this mean?

My MRI results say chondromalacia involving the medial femoral condyle as well as the central trochlear groove also joint effusion what does this mean?

Cartilage injury: 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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I have grade 2 chondromalacia patella and grade 3 of the trochlear groove, confirmed via arthroscopy. Does this qualify me for knee replacement?

I have grade 2 chondromalacia patella and grade 3 of the trochlear groove, confirmed via arthroscopy.  Does this qualify me for knee replacement?

No: Surgical replacement of the knee is the last resort. Regular exercise to decrease and maintain weight and to improve joint strength : swimming, water aerobics/ walking; bike riding. Use water weights for weight training and muscle building. Talk with your Orthopedic doctor about injections ...Read more

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Seen on a CT scan the trochlear groove appears to be somewhat shallow as measured 3 cm above the level of the knee joint. Could you please explain it?

Seen on a CT scan the trochlear groove appears to be somewhat shallow as measured 3 cm above the level of the knee joint. Could you please explain it?

MRI: These measurements are only valuable when used with clinical information. I would ask the clinician who ordered the study to explain the findings to you ...Read more

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Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can trochlear nerve become piched in the neck?

Hello docs. I was wondering can trochlear nerve become piched in the neck?

Lets review your que: No, the trochlear nerve is the 4th cranial nerve and is affected by structures in the brain not the neck. It controls the eye muscle outward and downward. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is an operation available for trochlear 4th cranial brain nerve damage?

Depends: if the nerve is currently entrapped - yes. If the damage was done previously, but the original injury was repaired - probably not. If the nerve was transected it's unlikely to recover, if it was partially damaged it may recover at 1 mm/day. ...Read more

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My MRI results came back saying: mild trochlear dysphasia with shallow trochlear depth, which can predispose to patellar instability. Patellar chondromalacia with a full thick lness chondral defect at the genu of the patella. What does this mean? Surgery

My MRI results came back saying: mild trochlear dysphasia with shallow trochlear depth, which can predispose to patellar instability. Patellar chondromalacia with a full thick lness chondral defect at the genu of the patella. 
What does this mean? Surgery

Not necessarily: So there are findings on the MRI consistent with patellafemoral instability as well as damage to the undersurface of the patella. Non operative options include therapy or injections and bracing, surgery may be an option of you fail nonoperative care. ...Read more

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What does this mean? I have a small subchondral fracture deformity of the lateral trochlear facet with prominent bone marrow edema throughout the regi

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

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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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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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Black lines in the grooves of my molars. What does this mean?

Black lines in the grooves of my molars. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: Dark lines can mean a cavity but usually they are just stained areas. Have your dentist check and make sure they are not cavities. ...Read more

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What do these black lines in the grooves of my molars signify?

Stain / decay: Most likely it is stain in the deep anatomical grooves. Best to have an exam to be sure. If not kept clean, they can lead to decay. Sometimes they begin to demineralize, get stained, and with proper homecare and fluoride, remineralize. Get them checked. ...Read more

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What does getting your groove back mean?

What does getting your groove back mean?

Idiom: It means returning to feeling well, being active, and excelling at the things you were good at once again. ...Read more

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What causes grooves in the tongue?

What causes grooves in the tongue?

Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue, an inflammatory condition of the tongue affecting approximately 2% of the population, is characterized by discolored regions of taste buds or sometimes even cracks in the surface of the tongue. The condition is usually chronic, and frequently manifests after eating any of a range of exacerbating foods, or during times of stress, illness, or hormonal surges (particularly in women. ...Read more

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Why do I have so many grooves or indents on my skull?

Why do I have so many grooves or indents on my skull?

YOur skull has: "sutures", just google "skull sutures" to see a picture. Yes, if you try hard enough you can actually feel these with your fingers as an indentation. ...Read more

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Is a small groove in skull on top of the head anything to worry about?

Is a small groove in skull on top of the head anything to worry about?

No: No, this is probably something from birth. When we come out of the pelvis/birth canal, many babies get "stuck" at a certain point and this can cause the ridge which can persist through life! ...Read more