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What is the definition or description of: Brittle joints?

What is the definition or description of: Brittle joints?

Injury prone: Describing a joint as brittle implies that it is predisposed to injury, which is to say that when a force is transmitted across a brittle joint it is more likely to be injured than a normal joint. Lack of sufficient range of motion, weakness, instability, and deformity can all predispose a joint to injury. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Brittle Joints (Definition)

Describing a joint as brittle implies that it is predisposed to injury, which is to say that when a force is transmitted across a brittle joint it is more likely to be injured than a normal joint. Lack of sufficient range of motion, weakness, instability, and deformity can all predispose ...Read more


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I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

I've had a lump in my neck and enlarged lymph nodes since I was 6. Will this also cause brittle joints?

Probably not: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

What is the best treatment for joint stiffness?

Joint stiffness: Generally speaking, adequate warmup, regular adequate stretching of muscle groups crossing the joint, with adequate cool down. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my sacroiliac joint instability?

What is the best treatment for my sacroiliac joint instability?

S-I instability: Check with your pt and orthopedic surgeon. Joint stabilization, modalities/pt/laser, activity modification, core exercises can all help. ...Read more

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Hi. My question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain. And which is the best treatment for that?

Hi. My question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain. And which is the best treatment for that?

First you need a -: -diagnosis. See a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine. This could give you the best answer to your shoulder complaints & possibly your other joints as well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help?

Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Pick best or fastest: Surgery may be the most reliable way to prevent your shoulder from dislocating again, but this certainly isn't the fastest way to deal with the injury, as post-op rehab takes several months. Physical therapy and a gradual return to activity will be a faster method of treatment, but it has a higher risk of a repeat dislocation. ...Read more

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Metacarpophalangeal joint blister treatment - they keep opening. What is the best way to treat. I have been using neosporin.

Metacarpophalangeal joint blister treatment - they keep opening. What is the best way to treat. I have been using neosporin.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs/wound culture. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment? I'm not overweight and exercise daily.

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment? I'm not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but I need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos (if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives. Best of luck! ...Read more

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MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?

MRI states grade 2 degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with moderate amount of joint effusion. What's the best treatment?

Weight bearing Xrays: Weight bearing Xrays become important in a situation like you describe. Such images allow your physician to see your knee as a worst case scenario and determine if you have any significant component of underlying arthritis or loss of cartilage in the medial compartment. Your orthopaedic surgeon also needs to help determine if the meniscal irregularity is your actual pain generator. ...Read more

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I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

I have a moderate sized knee joint effusion with a root tear of the medial meniscus with mild extrusion...what is the best form of treatment?

A lot depends: On severity of your symptoms and progress since the injury. Definitive surgical treatment is menisectomy. You should discuss with orthopedic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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I over aggravated my inside ankle Joint by over scratching an itch. What is best treatment for ankle. I often get itch in this area. How to treat this?

I over aggravated my inside ankle Joint by over scratching an itch. What is best treatment for ankle. I often get itch in this area. How to treat this?

See your doctor: If you indeed overscratched the skin on your ankle, you may have an infection. If the doctor sees no infection, often a prescription steroid cream will relief the itching if it is due to a dermatiitis of somesort. Fungal infections can also happen but not as often. If that is the case an antifungal may also be prescribed ...Read more

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What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?

Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more

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41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis. Best treatment option?

41yo male-pain in back of neck, radiating 2 left shoulder, sometime 2 left hand joint, fingers x10 days; dx cervical spondylosis. Best treatment option?

Varies: So, essentially you have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Mild cases may respond to medication and rest; moderate cases traction with physical therapy; severe usually get an MRI and then epidural steroid injections or surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more