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What Does Contralateral Mean In Reference To Spine Surgery
PLIF procedure: A posterior lumbar interbody fusion (plif) is a procedure in which an unstable lumbar segment is fused in conjunction with a decompressive laminectomy. As part of the fusion, bone grafting (often with a cage device) is placed into the disc space to allow for fusion, but also helps re-align the segment. It can be performed with open and minimal invasive techniques. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when a MRI says hyper intense signal of the ACL mean? What does Anterior fusion of the ACL mean? Please help
Exam most important: Based on a thorough history of knee complaints, limitations, and history of injury, combined with thorough examination findings by a physician trained in musculoskeletal injury of the knee along with basic knee xrays, a diagnosis can be determined. The nonspecific MRI findings mentioned would be one other piece of information to determine any need for concern or plan of treatment. ...Read more
Joining bones: A fusion is eliminating a motion segment of the spine by making bones heal together. There are many different techniques used for a variety of reasons or indications. For this, the approach is from the front removing the intervening disc & replacing it with a piece of bone or a metal v plastic like cage filled with bone that may be secured with screws or plate & screws or no instrumentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our spine ages with : Imaging changes having been demonstrated as early as age 10 years and continuing from there. It is labeled degenerative changes and sometimes this can lead to pain symptoms and then it is called degenerative disc disease or arthritis of the spine. It not only can affect the disc levels but the joints of the spine known as facet joints. ...Read more
What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Please explain this was seen on a mri? Does that need surgery to fix?
It is ...: TUT is an informal saying of bladder suspension for correcting stress urinary incontinence for females, which can be done safely under experienced hands, but remember its outcome may not last forever because we only can surgically correct the anatomical position of urethra-related muscle tube, not able to stop aging effects, which will surely weak the muscles anywhere beneath the skin... ...Read more
My MRI shows uncinate and foramenal hypertrophy in the cervical spine. What is this and does it require surgery?
Xray report : straightening lumbar spine. What does it mean? Whether my spine need to be straightened or what? What is the treatment?
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
What is a intra articulate fusion mean in the knee? What causes a knee not to straighten? Please help
Is 3mm broad posterior disc protrusion dangerous? Mildly contacts the cord c3-c4? What does 3mm mean how far should it be from the spinal cord?
At least 3mm away: the disc pads the intervertebral space, if slips and contacts the cord it can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling , the severity depends on how far the disc contact and the pressure, if so severe it will cause incontinence and saddle numbness, , the body can often heal itself and it varies widely in different people,so to keep it healthy use good body mechanics, wight normal, never smoke . ...Read more
I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?
It means that the : Disc at the spine level chest region known as thoracic between the vertebral bones thoracic 4 and 5 has herniated into the spinal canal and is touching or effacing the spinal cord but not compressing it so even though it is significant or large there is still room enough within the spinal canal to accommodate both the spinal cord and disc herniation. ...Read more
In reading in MRI report what does the below sentence really mean?Degenerative change in the thoracic spine. No obvious spondylolysis or listhesis.
Wear and tear: Degenerative change implies that the discs are drying out a bit, and there may be some bony changes, such as small spurs, but the report suggests normal alignment and lack of need for invasive procedures such as surgery. Indeed might be consistent with your age. Talk to radiologist more if you need a visual explanation. ...Read more
What is a intra articular fusion mean in the knee? What causes the knee not to straighten? Please help
Fused joints: Hi Nancy, The knee joint is an example of a joint, which is where your bones come together, or articulate. A joint fusion is usually a surgical procedure performed to achieve a pain-free knee when other surgical procedures are not indicated. Some patients have bony ankylosis where the bones are fused due to trauma or other disease. Your Orthopaedic Surgeon is the specialist to properly treat you. ...Read more
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