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What Is Tibiotalar Joint Effusion
Can't answer: If you have ankle swelling that persists see your MD or orthopedic surgeon. Some ankle 'effusions ' (? Mri quote) are response to an injury, infection, systemic disease, etc. etc. Without any history I cannot even attempt to answer. Give a thorough history and get examined ! Best of Luck! ...Read more
I have a 3 mm talar dome osteochondral injury occuring 3 months ago.. Would the small tibiotalar joint effusion be as a result?
I have pain in both feet, MRI ruled out plantar fasciitis but it says that I have a small tibiotalar joint effusion in both feet?
See your doctor : You have pain in both feet. You are 52 and female. See your doctor to rule out diabetes for the pain. The mri is an extensive test for bilateral leg pain. Talk to your doctor if you have obesity, sugar, poor health, etc. The effusion itself is mostly showing inflammation. The root cause will be important. Take note of when you get pain and what helps. ...Read more
Mild tricompart mental osteoarthric changes
Minimal joint effusion , with sizable backers cyst?
Physical therspy: The most important treatment for you is quad strengthening exercise. In addition to this there are medications, wedge insoles, injections, and surgeries to help relieve symptoms. There are many over the counter treatments such as moist heat, sports creams, Tylenol (acetaminophen) which you can use as well ...Read more
My fiance has been diagnosed with moderate-sized suprapatellar joint effusion for over 4 months now and it won't go away, what could be the cause?
Aseptic vs septic: An aseptic effusion can be due to an injury. If no injury occurs, an effusion can develop due to synovitis(acute inflammation of the joint). Patients with arthritis present with effusions as well when they are having a flair of the arthritis. A septic effusion means that you have an infection in that joint & that needs to be treated with at least an aspiration & antibiotics and possible surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck. ...Read more
Non infectious fluid: An effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in a joint. A septic effusion is caused by infection. An aseptic effusion would be an increase in joint fluid that is not infectious; this usually include an inflammatory, arthritic, or traumatic cause. Gout is just one example of a condition that can cause an aseptic effusion. ...Read more
Knee inflammation: It means your knee is inflamed as this bursa communicates with the knee. ...Read more
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What can been done for medium joint effusion when the doctor won't remove fluid and I can't take anti imflammatory meds?
Joint effusions: Joint effusions can be caused by so many different conditions such as arthritis of various types or trauma. When the underlying condition is managed, the effusion will subside. But you could always go to see another doctor who could help you or get a referral from your doctor to see a specialist (rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon, depending on the underlying problem). ...Read more
My male friends X-ray report:
very early oa change, fullness of suprapatellar space consisten with small joint effusion.
What does this mean?
Arthritis: Early oa change, suggests narrowing of the joint space, and signs of early arthritis. Effusion is the medical term for fluid. Not unusual to have some fluid anytime there is inflammation. But remember, inflammation can be from many different things. Arthritis, gout , infection (many more ). Up to the doctor, to evaluate the knee and determine why there is fluid. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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