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What could help prevent the dislocation of a joint?

What could help prevent the dislocation of a joint?

Depends: It depends upon the joint that is dislocating or subluxing. Exercises may help, bracing may help, limiting motion may help, and for some the only real cure in surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more


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Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
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Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

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What is the name of the joint injection that can help with chronic ankle pain?

What is the name of the joint injection that can help with chronic ankle pain?

There are a few: The most common injection for joints is a corticosteroid type injection (the contents of which are physician preference). There are other joint injections that are used for knees that are sometimes used in the ankle "off label" and you would need to discuss this and your condition with your specialist to determine what is the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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What thing reinforces the fibrous capsule to help prevent dislocation of the joint?

What thing reinforces the fibrous capsule to help prevent dislocation of the joint?

Connective tissue: I believe you post is looking for either 'connective tissue', or fascia. Each joint has plent of tendinous/ligamentous support to prevent dislocation; it is when these tissues develop laxity that the dislocation occurs. ...Read more

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Can someone explain the function of the sc joint in relation to a first rib ligament/cartilage tear and subluxation of the first rib? Thanks! :)

Complicated anatomy : The first rib articulates (connects to) the front of the body at the sternum. This is typically slightly below the sc joint but there are ligamentous and connective tissue connection to all three. This joint (1st rib/sternum/clavicle) acts as a connection of the upper extremities to the trunk and plays a part in breathing and other motions. Any disruption in these can lead to problems/pain. ...Read more

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How could I cure dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

How could I cure dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

You can't: Ac joint dislocations are graded in severity and range from spraining the joint without dislocation to complete dislocations. There is no way to relocate the joint and have it stay reduced without surgical repair or reconstruction of the ligaments that hold the joint together. This isn't always necessary and your orthopaedic surgeon can tell you the pluses and minuses of surgery vs no surgery. ...Read more

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Does a meniscal displacement cause pain along the joint line? What are some of the symptoms of having a displacement?

Does  a meniscal displacement cause pain along the joint line? What are some of the symptoms of having a displacement?

Yes: A displaced meniscus usually is associated with pain on the affected side. Pain typcally comes with a certain twisting of the knee particularly as you come up from a squatting position. It is also associated with the sensation that the knee "locks" meaning you can not straight the knee out all the way.You can experience various degrees of swelling of the knee joint as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a joint infection after a shoulder arthroscopy?

What are the chances of getting a joint infection after a shoulder arthroscopy?

Rare: Infections after this type of surgery is rare. Nonetheless you need to ask your surgeon his rate of infection as well as the hospital's rate as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a joint fusion in the first joint of the big toe?

Can you tell me about a joint fusion in the first joint of the big toe?

Joint fusion: Actually there isn't enough space here to go into indications , procedure (s) , as well as ins and outs. Speak to your anticipated surgeon. I always have patients in for a q and a session when surgery is anticipated. ...Read more

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Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated

Suggest eval: Its hard to tell what's causing the pain. With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends : Depends on age of diagnosis, severity of disease and medical treatment. See a rheumatologist and get treatment early to prevent the destruction of your joints. If you need a joint replacement, realize it is extremely successful at treating the arthritic joint but this is the last stage of treatment, prevention is key. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dislocated shoulder?

What are the symptoms of a dislocated shoulder?

Pain: Pain, loss of motion and a bulge in front of the shoulder. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

What are the side effects of having a orthovisc injection? Does osetoarthritis cause the knee joint to lock and clunk? I am at a loss of what do next

No real side: Effects you can get a flare and some soreness from the injection some people can be allergic to the non-synthetic versions such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20). They do help and do better in people with mild moderate arthritis. It doesn't reverse DJD but it does prevent it from accelerating. Arthritis can cause a clunk. I would see an ortho doc and have them go through your options. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to help keep the joints from turning in rheumatoid arthritis?

What is a good medication to help keep the joints from turning in rheumatoid arthritis?

Methotrexate: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause joint deformity. This is due to bone destruction and ligament loosening. Methotrexate is the best, safest oral medicine to prevent these changes. There is a 2 year window of opportunity to prevent joint damage after the diagnosis of ra. Other immunosuppressive meds and newer injectable meds are sometimes added to Methotrexate to help it work better. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a method to reduce TMJ symptoms and/or preventing future degeneration of the joint?

See dentist: For a list of dentists with extra training in TMJ diagnosis and treatment, see www.Aaop.Org and www.Aacfp.Org. ...Read more

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Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

Could a helmet reduce the risk of suffering from a dislocated shoulder?

No.: Wearing a helmet will not reduce the risk of a dislocated shoulder. If you have had a shoulder dislocation, you are at higher risk to have another. A brace that limits your shoulder motion can be worn to reduce the risk, but it ... well ... limits your motion and can be annoying to wear. Surgery is another option to reduce your risk. An ortho surgeon who does shoulders can tell you more. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a dislocated jaw?

What are the signs of a dislocated jaw?

Bite not normal: To really know if your jaw is dislocated you'll need to have a clinical exam but one common finding with dislocation is a sudden change in your bite, specifically a sense that your back teeth don't fit together normally. If it pulls strongly to one side or another on opening it may in fact be broken. Get it looked at sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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How serious of an injury is multiple stabs to the bicep? Additionally, specifically what kind of damage can this cause?

How serious of an injury is multiple stabs to the bicep? Additionally, specifically what kind of damage can this cause?

Impossible to answer: Impossible to answer without looking at the wound, but there potentially be damage to everything that is located in the bicep, the muscles, the tendons, the nerves, the blood vessels and the bones. You should get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I could wear during work to help ease the pain of the Achilles tendinitis?

Is there anything I could wear during work to help ease the pain of the Achilles tendinitis?

Lift/compression: Wearing a wedged shoe, or a gel heel lift in a work shoe can relax the Achilles tendon and take some of the stress and strain off the tendon. ...Read more

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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