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What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

What does an arthritis hip look like on xray?

Hip arthritis: On x-ray, you can find joint space narrowing, rim osteophytes, sclerosis, cystic changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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I have cont. discomfort on left hip upper back.? Feels like trapped air. Had an x-ray. Nothing seen. Injured that hip lifting heavy thing 10yrs back.

I have cont. discomfort on left hip upper back.? Feels like trapped air. Had an x-ray. Nothing seen. Injured that hip lifting heavy thing 10yrs back.

SIJ ?: 31 y male w. chronic unilateral "low back/hip pain" & "normal X-ray" needs MRI to rule out disk disorder. If none discovered, then sacroiliac joint disorder, cause of 13-30% of chronic low back pain, needs Osteopathic evaluation. ...Read more

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An anteriorly rotated hip looks higher on an ap xray?

An anteriorly rotated hip looks higher on an ap xray?

Postural assessment: See your chiropractor, physical therapist or osteopath that specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. You need a structural evaluation and spinal alignment....And you may need a heel lift and shoe orthotic. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my hip for 3 years. X-ray showed bright spot. What is it?

I have had pain in my hip for 3 years. X-ray showed bright spot. What is it?

More info: Your diagnosis could be a couple things. If you had a bright spot on the xray it could represent a bone infarct, an osteoid osteoma which is typically painful at night and alleviated with Aspirin or ibuprofen, an old area of infection (sequestrum) or something more concerning like a metastatic lesion (less likely if dealing with it for three years and pretty young). Would have it looked at. ?Ct. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my left hip last year and had it screwed back together, I had an X-ray a?

What to do if I broke my left hip last year and had it screwed back together, I had an X-ray a?

Ask your dr.: The radiograph of hip should be interpreted by physician to see if fractured or screw loosened. Your physician should be able to tell you if trauma complicated your pinned hip and the options for treatment..If no change in hip following trauma may have soft tissue trauma that will heal with conservative therapy. ...Read more

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I broke my hip, had it repaired, fell again, a few weeks later, had x ray, got a lot of pain, what medication?

Talk to your Ortho: Over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories can be helpful, but you should discuss your pain with the doc treating your fracture. ...Read more

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I broke my hip, had it repaired, fell again, a few weeks later, had x ray, got a lot of pain, what medication should I take?

Ask your doctor: but generally NSAIDs like Ibuprophen are not recommended in case there is a hairline fracture in the bone around the prosthesis or elsewhere. NSAIDs can delay bone healing. ...Read more

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Hip X-ray to diagnosis leg length discrepancy, what is this like?

Hip X-ray to diagnosis leg length discrepancy, what is this like?

Comparing 2 sides: Usually leg length discrepancy is usually diagnosed by weight bearing views of pelvis or pelvis and entire lower extremities. The difference either in height of one side of the pelvis versus the other is measured. The other method is measuring length of entire leg and comparing to opposite extremity.Generally a difference of greater than 1.5 cm is felt significant. ...Read more

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Help? I have had problems with my hip so tomorrow i'm going to for a x ray. Will I have to remove my leggings and pants?

Help? I have had problems with my hip so tomorrow i'm going to for a x ray. Will I have to remove my leggings and pants?

Unlikely: In general, xrays can penetrate through clothing and do not have to be removed for a good xray. However, this would be dependent on the operator of the xray machine and the radiologist reading the xray. ...Read more