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Tuberculosis Hip Joint
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Age and/or injury: Usually with age, facet joint degenerative changes occur as the discs become degenerative and narrow in height it alters the mechanics of the facet joints at the same levels. Injury to the joints and obesity which can overload the joints can lead to facet joint arthropathy or degeneration. Exercise may be protective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Depends on what you mean by locking. In can be from an internal hip problem (like a labral tear or osteoarthritis) or from an external hip problem like "snapping hip syndrome" or something completely different depending on what you mean by "hip locking" . Sacroilitis usually causes very focal pain over the sacroiliac joint and can sometimes cause radiation into the buttocks, groin, hip, or leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 lady w/bilateral femoral hip impinge, rgt labral tear, osteoarthritis, 200 lbs 5'9'. PT, Ned's no help. Hip arthroscopic or total hip replacement?
Depends: Many hip injections are done for bursitis (greater trochanteric bursitis - the side of the hip) - these injections are superfical, outside of the joint, and would be highly unlikely to cause infection of a hip replacement. However, if you have had an actual injection into the joint itself, then there is certainly the possibility of an infection occurring, however chances are still low. ...Read more
Mum has mild inflamm arthritis, knee pain, knee MRI:"loss of cartilage, subarticular stress + joint effusion" Is this old age or the arthritis?
Trochanteric Bursa: Yes! trochanteric bursitis can cause buttock, back and hip pain. The muscles that insert into the bursal area are the hip abductors which are above and behind this area in the buttock. The pain may cause walking changes called trendelenberg gait (compensated or uncompensated). The can lead to problems with the back and hip joint area due to the abnormal walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
Shoe Inserts and Hip: Subtle changes in shoes, insoles and orthotic devices can cause and help problems up the leg. If you simply switched an old shoe insert with a new insert, that alone probably did not cause the problem. My first guess would be that the shoes overall are beginning to break down and replacing the insoles was too late to help a developing hip problem. I would get a new shoe and test out this theory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why pain after cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection. Mri says grade 2/3 sprain in both knee mcls, joint effusion, patella tilt &chrondomalica patella. Result of fall.
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. Mcl injuries can be braced & need time not cortisone injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most knee replacements are made of cobalt alloys because they are harder. The titanium is generally too soft to work as a knee surface. There is, however, one total knee replacement made of titanium where they have hardened the end of the titanium (making it a ceramic compound). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer