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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
What does signal changes in the lateral and medial mensicus mean on an mri? What is a normal flexion of you knee suppose to be?
Hard to say: If increased meniscal signal extends to its surface it is likely a tear which may need surgery. 35% of middle aged to older people may have asymptomatic tears however. If the signal does not extend to the surface it is likely degeneration which is likely not clinically significant. I do not understand the second question. ...Read more
What does grade 2 or 3 chrondromalicia mean on an mri? What exactly is a chondroplasty that is performed on the knee mean?
Grade.: Chondromalacia is non-arthritic damage to the articular cartilage in a joint. Grade 0 is normal, 1 is slight softening, 2 is small fissures and cracks, 3 is deep nearly full thickness fissures and cracks, and 4 is exposed bone. When you have exposed bone rubbing on exposed bone we call it arthritis. Chondroplasty is surgery to smooth off the rough areas of cartilage to make is smooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury: It could be shearing strain which means if you have a seven trauma the brain can get stretched transiently causing injury. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I had an MRI on left knee after falling, what does the report mean in layman terms?
MRI: You can post a question here with specific findings from the report, or if you want send me a message with the report attached. ...Read more
What does osteochondritis dissecans mean in the knee? What does hypointense mean on an MRI scan of the knee? Can you tibia slip out of place?
Bone/cartilage shift: Osteochondritis dessicans refers to a condition in which a piece of cartilage and a small piece of bone have come detached. It is common in the knee. If the piece does not move much it may not hurt. However, it is common for it to get "stick" in the knee joint and may need surgery. Hypointense means loss of bone density which is not normal. The tibia can slip out of place somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood flow: Colors are genertaed during an ultrasound exam by software that detects motion occuring within the ultrasound beam. Standard colors are red and blue designated movement either towards the bam or away from the beam. Asdditional color gradients can indicate velocity and turbulence in the flow. Color in a kidney ultrasound indicates blood flow. ...Read more
If you have an annular tear on one side does that mean on load bearing the nucleus propulsus will bulge out more on that side?
Possibly: The nucleus will often bulge on the side of the greatest load and if a tear exists the disc material will protrude through this weak spot. ...Read more
Renal Diet: Wastes in the blood come from food and liquids that are consumed. People with kidney disease must adhere to a kidney diet to cut down on the amount of waste in their blood. Following a kidney diet may also bolster kidney function and delay total kidney failure.A kidney diet is one that is low in sodium, phosphorous and protein.Every person is different, a dietician will work with each patient. ...Read more
Spinal canal: It typically means that their may not be enough space in your spinal canal for the nerves frequently having some narrowing can be without any real consequence if you have no symptoms. ...Read more
Can someone, please, explain in the commonest words what does ECG axis mean? How do you see it is abnormal/normal on the ECG?
Axis deviation: EKGs show cardiac rate, rhythm, and axis. Axis deviation is determined by whether the QRS complex is positive or negative in leads I and AVF. If the axis is positive in both leads I and AVF, called "both thumbs up" the axis is normal. Axis interpretation can generally be described as trying to determine where the heart has an electric conduction defect, fascicular blocks, and axis deviation. ...Read more
MRI Description: Structures seen on MRI can be described as being hypointense. They mean a hypointense signal, where an area of darkness in the image is hypointense, and a bright area is hyperintense, with the middle as isointense. The meaning varies depending on the sequences or technique used to scan, so the description is relative. For example: water is hypointense in certain images and hyper in others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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