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What Happens To You When You Have Had All Of Your Knee Cartilage Removed
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
See your doctor: Cartilage tears are diagnosis with a combination of history taking, physical exam, x-rays, and occasionally advanced diagnostics like mri. There is no reliable way of diagnosing knee cartilage injuries or meniscal injuries by looking at it. Untreated cartilage injuries are potentially serious problems best treated early and a visit to your local orthopaedic surgeon would be a wise move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if I have a tear in any part of the knee, would it hurt all the time or just when doing certain activities?
Both: Scenarios are possible. Some injuries hurt no matter what u do and others only worse with activities. ...Read more
What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? Do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?
Slower recovery, no: Lateral release, although rarely needed, does cause significant quad atrophy. Pt will aid in a faster recovery and educating you in terms of proper exercises to do during the various stages of recovery. Expensive, but worth it i think. Not only that but many therapists are fun which gives you a break from the rat race. ...Read more
Can you tell if you destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?
Knee pain: A good orthopedist or sports doctor can perform a series of maneuvers in the office to make an initial diagnosis. If it is a serious problem that requires intervention (arthroscopy, etc), then you will have an MRI before surgery so the surgeon can see exactly the problem. Bone-on-bone arthritis doesn't happen at 17 yo. Often knee strain will heal with rest and time, but if persistent, get checked. ...Read more
Tight muscle: Probably is due to tight muscles that need streching before you run. ...Read more
What to do if I have pain below the kneecap; the trainer said something about tendonitis; could the quad injury have had anything to do with that?
Red swollen hot pain: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy, loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated wbc, crp, esr. See your surgeon with any concern asap, don't wait! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of burning to the bowel ? Like when you have endometrial ablation- how would i know i had suffered this and will it heal by self
What do you mean that I should have pain in the four quadrant parts in the body to have fibromayalgia.And what are the 18 tender pts?Shall I have them
What can happen if you think you fractured the 5th metatarsal bone in your foot and you don't have it checked out?
Fracture: Nothing, it will eventually completely heal on its own ...Read more
Starting to have soreness of the throat have had strep 3 times already when is it time to remove my tonsils and what should I do further?
Possibilities: Some women benefit from exercise; regular aerobic exercise can relax you and serve as an outlet for your emotions. Some women find that birth control pills are helpful in smoothing over hormone related mood swings. And others have used ssris; antidepressants in the Prozac (fluoxetine) family to control pms symptoms. Alcohol use is generally not a good idea. And keep the caffiene intake minimal. ...Read more
That may result in : Arthritis. Arthritis of upper back is rather uncommon. The discs have to be damaged considerably to result in arthritis. The thoracic spine's vertebra (the bony segments of the spine) are stable due to the ribs, so bad/severe arthritis is very very rare in the upper back. Your orthopod will be be able to help you. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to have arthroscopy of the hip after getting a cortisone shot in that joint? Do I have to wait to get it out of body?
No : If the injection helped tell your surgeon( not sure if it was in the hip joint or hip bursa)... Either way if injection helped than arthroscopy may help( for bursectomy or hip labral tear). The steroid injection may have been a diagnostic and / or therapeutic injection but does not affect ( by itself) timing for surgery... Good luck! ...Read more
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