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What is the difference between osteoarthrosis and osteoarthritis in the hips. I have bilateral protrusio told I have osteoarthroisis?

What is the difference between osteoarthrosis and osteoarthritis in the hips. I have bilateral protrusio told I have osteoarthroisis?

Same term: They are really the same thing. Osteoarthrisus is more often used in Europeon literature and osteoarthritis most often in the US. ...Read more

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What would you recomend for a women in her 50s with osteoarthrosis? She is taking glucosamine and msm.

What would you recomend for a women in her 50s with osteoarthrosis? She is taking glucosamine and msm.

See details: The therapeutic options depend on the area involved and the severity of the involvement. Glucosamine and msn can be tried but these supplements are often not that effective. ...Read more

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How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

Resection: Well, to have arthrosis from the AC joint means the joint must, by definition exist. So resection of the distal clavicle essentially eliminates the existence of the AC joint and as such arthrosis in that joint can not recur. Resection should be a permanent solution if surgery done correctly. ...Read more

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What do pseudogout symptoms indicate?

What do pseudogout symptoms indicate?

Various ways: There are several different presentations of pseudogout. The one most are familiar with is rapid onset of 1-2 red, hot, swollen and painful joints, typically in the knees or wrists. It can also present like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrosis, or sepsis. ...Read more

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The base of my thumb metacarpals hurt. They hurt more with gripping. What could it be? They have been hurting for years but has gotten progressively worse. It hurts down to the carpals and i can make it hurt with manipulation

Statistically, : Statistically, you are likely to be a 50-year-old woman with symptoms in your non-dominant hand. These symptoms are classic for arthritis at the base of the thumb. (basilar joint = carpometacarpal joint = trapeziometacarpal joint) 25% of women and 17% of men will have arthritis in this area by age 70. If you are not in this demographic, there can be other causes. After an injury, the beak (aka volar oblique) ligament can be torn. This should be repaired if there is no underlying arthritis. Ganglion cysts can occur in this area. Less commonly, the symptoms can be referred from scaphoid fractures, scapholunate ligament injuries, dequervain's tenosynovitis, or skier's thumb. An evaluation by a hand surgeon can be quite helpful. I don't always get x-rays if i know it is arthritis and we are not planning surgery. Otherwise, i would get x-rays. ...Read more

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A doc has told me the fluid between my joints is insufficient but he didn't make any suggestions as to what to do, can you advise?

A doc has told me the fluid between my joints is insufficient but he didn't make any suggestions as to what to  do, can you advise?

A partial answer: Osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis in the uk) is the most common type of arthritis. It is caused by the failure of multiple supporting tissues including cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bone, etc. There isn't any easy answer to your question. Maintaining a normal weight, and regular exercise help. If needed, medication can help. Acetaminophen is the safest medication to start. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of stiff, painful joints in a man?

What are possible causes of stiff, painful joints in a man?

Numerous: The most common cause is osteoarthrosis, but there are many possible causes including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, deconditioning, tendonitis, etc. See your primary care doctor to start an evaluation for the possible causes. ...Read more