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Doctor insights on: What Reinforces The Fibrous Capsule

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What thing reinforces the fibrous capsule to help prevent dislocation of the joint?

What thing reinforces the fibrous capsule to help prevent dislocation of the joint?

Connective tissue: I believe you post is looking for either 'connective tissue', or fascia. Each joint has plent of tendinous/ligamentous support to prevent dislocation; it is when these tissues develop laxity that the dislocation occurs. ...Read more

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What does a linear fissure formation within the articular cartilage overlying the patella apex mean? This is on a MRI report. Please explain.

What does a linear fissure formation within the articular cartilage overlying the patella apex mean? This is on a MRI report. Please explain.

Crack: The surface of healthy cartilage is usually smooth and continuous. A fissure is a crack in the cartilage. It can usually be either from a trauma or as a result of a degenerative condition. Don't hesitate to be seen and discuss with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet.. What does this mean? Is it just holes in the cartilage?

Prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet.. What does this mean? Is it just holes in the cartilage?

Like cut coconut : It is like a cut in the white coconut flesh. If cut down to the shell it leaves a fissure and u can pry it open. Come back the next day and it's still there, no healing. Articular cartilage is the same, once cut it remains cut for ever as this cartage has no ability 2 heal as it has no blood supply. It's not a hole but like the coconut the fissure remains. ...Read more

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Where is the medial mensical root in the knee? What is the purpose of a j brace? Does popping of the knee joint mean that the meniscus is torn?

Where is the medial mensical root in the knee? What is the purpose of a j brace? Does popping of the knee joint mean that the meniscus is torn?

The Attachment: The meniscus is c-shaped. At each end is a firm attachment to the bone. That's the meniscus root. A j brace helps stabilize the patella (kneecap). A torn meniscus is one reason for the knee to pop. ...Read more

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What does hetergenity signal of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus attachment root mean? What does the patella apex body mean? Please help

What does hetergenity signal of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus attachment root mean? What does the patella apex body mean? Please help

Likely meniscal tear: the imaging suggests that you have problems with the cartilage in your knee. If your clinical symptoms, e.g. knee pain, clicking with walking, are persistent, then these results indicate significant cartilage problems in your knee; You need an orthopedic consult to assess the need for surgery. ...Read more

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What is the sac that forms the outer layer of the testicular capsule?

What is the sac that forms the outer layer of the testicular capsule?

Tunica vaginalis: Sac that lies around most of the testis. Hydroceles are collections of fluid forming within the tunica vaginalis. ...Read more

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Where is anterior scar tissue in your knee? Is scar tissue the same as having plica? Can plica grow back?

Where is anterior scar tissue in your knee? Is scar tissue the same as having plica? Can plica grow back?

Plica: Scar tissue and a plica are separate things. A plica is an embryological synovial (joint lining) tissue that can be symptomatic occasionally. Scar tissue is a repairative type of tissue that forms in response to trauma. ...Read more

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What does 'vague high signal in the chondral cartilage in the lateral compartment' mean?

What does 'vague high signal in the chondral cartilage in the lateral compartment' mean?

High signal in cart: It means you need to talk to the Dr who ordered the test. Without knowing your history, physical exam it is not possible to interpret. ...Read more

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What is calcification in my hip adjacent to the superior labrum?

What is calcification in my hip adjacent to the superior labrum?

There are a: variety of possibilities, depending on the exact location and appearance of the calcification. Can you provide more specific details? ...Read more

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Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Meniscus - surgery: You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report. It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358. ...Read more

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What does this mean there is a small area of scalloping of the cartilage at the medial patellar articular facet mean?

What does this mean there is a small area of scalloping of the cartilage at the medial patellar articular facet mean?

Defect: That means there is a small defect in the cartilage at the inside part (medial) of the joint surface of the kneecap (patellar articular facet). This can occur from trauma or from arthritis. ...Read more

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What does a disrupted ACL graft across the notch with loss of continuity of the fibres mean? This is what it says on my MRI report

What does a disrupted ACL graft across the notch with loss of continuity of the fibres mean? This is what it says on my MRI report

It's torn: Unfortunately it means your acl graft is torn. You undoubtedly tore your acl in the past and then underwent surgery for acl reconstruction. Sorry to say the reconstructed ligament is now torn. Looks like another surgery is in your future. ...Read more

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Which bones make up the spine? What fibers hold together the movable joints?

Which bones make up the spine? What fibers hold together the movable joints?

Vertebrae: The spine is comprised of 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae, and the sacrum/coccyx. The spine is held together by the intervening discs, ligaments, and the facet joint capsules. ...Read more

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Fundus of Ureter is anteriorly oriented abutting the rectus abdominous muscle and is overlying the dome of the urinary bladder. What does this mean?

Fundus of Ureter is anteriorly oriented abutting the rectus abdominous muscle and is overlying the dome of the urinary bladder.  What does this mean?

Normal...: Radiologist just describes the identifiable anatomical orientation of organs on imaging studies; In yours, that is with their normal variation. More? Ask your doctor timely at next visit to her/ him. ...Read more