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I had an Ultrasound guided SI joint INJ. The numbing med wore off. I was given Hydrocode 10mg/325mg. I hate takin narcotics. Is there anything else?

I had an Ultrasound guided SI joint INJ. The numbing med wore off. I was given Hydrocode 10mg/325mg. I hate takin narcotics. Is there anything else?

Ultram: is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Anteriolateral disc w/o reduction both TMJ joints. Tried meds, arthrocentesis. Splint on order. How long to try splint for before surgery?

Anteriolateral disc w/o reduction both TMJ joints. Tried meds, arthrocentesis. Splint on order. How long to try splint for before surgery?

Few weeks: A few weeks should be enough. If no better, will not likely improve with more time. If you are somewhat better after a few weeks, wait til you stop improving and then assess your status. Make sure your TMJ surgoen is VERY experienced. ...Read more

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I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?

I was hit by an airbag 10yrs ago resulting in tmj. I have tried everything from splints to arthrocentesis. The MRI shows both joints are damaged & displaced & the lower jaw bone is now flat. Surgery is scheduled. Is this my best option?

Depends: Probably. Depends on the surgeon, and the surgery. Open surgery or artlhroscopic. Your surgeon should have vast experience with TMJ surgery Arthroscopic surgery much less invasive. Can be indicated even in a case like yours. Are you also being managed by a TMJ non-surgical specialist? You should be. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

Amniotic sample: Needle puncture of pregnant uterus, under ultrasound guidance, to obtain an amniotic fluid sample. Diagnostic or therapeutic. Diagnostic for fetal chromosome defects such as down syndrome or ? Neural tube defect like myelomeningocele. Rare therapeutic cases to decrease volume of amniotic fluid for xs fluid (polydramnios) or increase amniotic volume for too little fluid (oligohydramnios). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

Fluid into Uterus: Ultrasound guides needle into amniotic cavity around baby. Fluid can then be instilled into uterus. Used for definitive diagnosis of membrane rupture by instillation of Indigo Carmine dye and then observation of vaginal fluid for blue color. Also used on occasion for therapy of oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is a collection of fluid around heart within a structure that surrounds the heart called the pericardium. Fluid may collect in this space for many reasons. Ultrasound allows you to put needle in the space and perfor diagnostic tap of fluid to make diagnosis via pathology. Additionally may be therepeutic to reduce pressure. Although more common to do pericardial window to drain. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

Biopsy: The fine needle aspiration may have been indeterminate. The core biopsy will provide a better specimen for the pathologist to examine. If the fine needle showed a cancer, you would be going for surgical excision. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Arthrocentesis (Definition)

Arthrocentesis usually involves inserting a needle into the joint to remove fluid. This may be done to remove a hematoma or to investigate the fluid to see if it is infected or contains chemical markers that may be indicative of joint diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis). It's not uncommon for medicine, like corticosteroid (the proverbial "cortisone shot") to be ...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