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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the shoulder?

What is does it mean to have dislocation of the shoulder?

Shoulder Instability: Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

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


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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the hip?

What is does it mean to have dislocation of the hip?

Severe pain: A dislocated hip causes severe pain and no weight bearing or walking. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cellulitis of the hand?

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What does it mean to have cellulitis of the hand?

Skin infection.: Cellulitis refers to a superficial skin infection, usually bacterial in origin. A brief course of oral antibiotics is generally sufficient treatment. In severe cases, a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization may be necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have numbness in your knee? Is it because of cartilage? Please help.

What does it mean to have numbness in your knee? Is it because of cartilage? Please help.

Numbness means nerve: True numbness means there is a nerve problem. For the knee this usually means nerve irritation in low back , but not always. An altered sensation near the knee could be a symptom of a cartilage problem or other internal derangement in the knee. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get an extension of the heart?

What does it mean to get an extension of the heart?

Extension: I assume you mean an extension of a heart attack. This happens when the initial event extends its amount of damage as time goes on ather than the whole damage happening at once. ...Read more

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What does increased intrasubstance in the supraspinatus tendon mean and is it reason for concern?

Tendon signal: I assume you mean intrasubstance signal. The supraspinatus is one of the rotator cuff muscles. Depending on the degree of signal abnormality, it could mean intrasubstance tear, inflammation, or tendinosis. ...Read more

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Does subluxation of trapezium from myocardial joint in my thumb mean arthritis. If not, what does it mean? How to treat?

Does subluxation of trapezium from myocardial  joint in my thumb mean  arthritis. If not, what does it mean? How to treat?

I think so: There may be some confusion regarding the language you use. Arthritis of the base of the thumb (carpometacarpal aka cmc joint) commonly involves subuluxation of the metacarpal from the trapezium. There are non-op options (meds, injections, splints) & surgical options. See these links for more: http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00210 http://www.Permanente.Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/46743.Pdf. ...Read more

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What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean? Does that mean that the meniscus it torn ? What do it look like? Please help

What does a slight superior displacement of the meniscal root mean?  Does that mean that the meniscus it torn ? What do it look like? Please help

Possible tear: Mri is 95% sensitive in detecting injuries to the meniscus. Displacement on the MRI and symptoms/physical exam consistent with a meniscus tear should be assessed by an orthopaedic surgeon experienced in sports medicine and/or arthroscopy. Surgery can be performed to repair the root, but is difficult, less successful in knees over age 30 and not as straightforward as a "routine" scope. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?

What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?

Giving way: Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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If an MRI comes back to say a severe Laxity of ACL but it is not tear, what does this mean?? and what issues can it cause as in instability?

If an MRI comes back to say a severe Laxity of ACL but it is not tear, what does this mean?? and what issues can it cause as in instability?

MRI of your knee: indicates that you may be prone to a tear if too much strain and mechanical force is exerted on your knee. If you are active in strenous sports such as tennis, soccer , basketball , be extra cautious or avoid these if possible. Use a knee brace. Choose sports such as swimming. I suggest consulting a sports medicine doctor and physical therapist for specific knee strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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If the meniscus is not attached to the bone it can be extruded what does this mean? What are the symptoms of having this? How is this fixed? Help

If the meniscus is not attached to the bone it can be extruded what does this mean? What are the symptoms of having this? How is this fixed? Help

Early Arthritis: Extruded meniscii are generally the result of accompanying arthritic changes on that side of the joint, as the joint narrows due to loss of joint cartilage the meniscus is pushed out. One should be cautious about arthroscopic surgery as it can often accelerate the progress of arthritis. Usually pt or injections will be helpful. ...Read more

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Serious pain in the shoulder: what does it indicate? And what is the remedy?

Serious pain in the shoulder: what does it indicate? And what is the remedy?

?: So many things can cause pain in the shoulder. Only your doctor, after a thorough history and physical examination, can answer your questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor says you have inflammation of the bowels and what causes it to occur?

What does it mean when the doctor says you have inflammation of the bowels and what causes it to occur?

Inflammatory: condition of the intestines, contrasted with infectious condition, is usually Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Other inflammatory conditions are rare. Causes are unknown in most cases. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory meds, sometimes even steroids, and avoiding certain foods. Ask for a referral to a GI specialist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a clavicle fracture?

What does it mean to have a clavicle fracture?

Collar bone fracture: A clavicle (or collar bone) fracture is a common fracture when falling with outstretched hands or from falling directly onto your shoulder. This is a painful condition that will keep you from moving your affected arm and shoulder. ...Read more

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If your right arm is hurting in the tendon what does that mean?

If your right arm is hurting in the tendon what does that mean?

Injury: It sounds like you have injured it, or sprained it. If not better with advil or aleve, (naproxen) you need to be seen. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have a maisonneuve fracture of the ankle?

What does it meant to have a maisonneuve fracture of the ankle?

See below: It is a spiral fracture of the proximal third (upper part near knee) of the fibula with an associated tear of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis and the interosseous membrane.. There is also an associated fracture of the medial malleolus or rupture of the deep deltoid ligament. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

An artificial hip: The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint. ...Read more

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What is an IME and what does this mean for my shoulder repair?

What is an IME and what does this mean for my shoulder repair?

Workers comp term: An IME is an Independent Medical Examination. It is often done in workers comp cases to get an outside opinion of whether the injury was actually caused by something at work or another situation entirely. So basically this could determine who pays for your surgery- your workers comp insurance/employer or your own insurance. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the doc says you have a narrowing of the spine?

What exactly does it mean when the doc says you have a narrowing of the spine?

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