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What Could Help Prevent The Dislocation Of A Joint
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
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you recommend a method to reduce TMJ symptoms and/or preventing future degeneration of the joint?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How serious of an injury is multiple stabs to the bicep? Additionally, specifically what kind of damage can this cause?
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