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Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?

Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?

Hip osteoarthritis: There are studies to support that viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the hip can have the same efficacy as viscosupplementation for the knee. However, patients respond differently and one person may experience greater pain relief than another. ...Read more

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


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What is the smallest synovial joint in the body?

What is the smallest synovial joint in the body?

Without specific --: Study, I can think of the small joints of the toes (like little toes IPJ) or the facet joints of the spine, which come to my mind.
I am hopeful some other surgeons might weigh in with their knowledge. ...Read more

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What does a surgical puncture of the joint space to remove synovial fluid for analysis mean?

What does a surgical puncture of the joint space to remove synovial fluid for analysis mean?

Taking fluid out of: A joint as a sample, to analyze it. It usually is done in the office with a needle or can be done surgically through a small puncture/ incision to obtain a sample of the fluid. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the long & short term effect of bones & synovial joints?

I was wondering what are the long & short term effect of bones & synovial joints?

Good: It is good both short and long term to have bones and synovial joints. Bones provide strength and structure to the musculoskeletal system and serve as sites of insertion for ligaments and tendons, joints allow for motion between the bones. ...Read more

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What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

I think you: Are reading and MRI report. The acromio-clavicular joint is in the shoulder between the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) and the clavicle (collar bone). An effusion is fluid in a joint. Synovium is a lining of a joint. Hypertrophy means that it has become large. In translation, it means you have a slightly damaged shoulder. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

Possibly: Plica or shelf (s) syndrome that is clinically signifigant generally causes 'popping' or 'catching' when you bend your knee. It may feel like it is 'giving way' if it hurts when it 'catches'.Most plica are asymptomatic.Sometimes patellofemoral instability and pain can be confused w/a plica. See an ors and get 2nd opinion before considering surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is synovial fluid joint pain I had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?

What is synovial fluid joint pain I had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?

No: The joint should not have any appreciable fluid in it normally. Fluid can be there from many reasons. Arthritis can cause fluid. Also surgery can cause some bleeding in the knee which can cause the fluid to build up. The fluid makes the joint stiff and makes it hard to get a good quad function. ...Read more

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Should you ask your doctor for synovial fluid analysis if you have chronic joint problems with multiple surgeries?

Should you ask your doctor for synovial fluid analysis if you have chronic joint problems with multiple surgeries?

Likely not useful..: Joint fluid analysis is of limited usefulness unless suspected having infection and/or gout, and maybe some rare rheumatologic conditions. Beyond these few conditions, there isn't much else that needs synovial fluid analysis. If you have had multiple joint surgeries, especially in same joint, I would expect that this is already done. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high nucleated cell count and high neutrophils cell count done by synovial fulid from knee joint. What does that means?

What to do if I have high nucleated cell count and high neutrophils cell count done by synovial fulid from knee joint. What does that means?

Inflammation: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided suggest inflammation, but not necessarily infection. ...Read more

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Knee pain and stiffness in joints...My aunt has very serious knee pain and hard friction in her knees due to lack in synovial fluids, please advice.?

Knee pain and stiffness in joints...My aunt has very serious knee pain and hard friction in her knees due to lack in synovial fluids, please advice.?

? arthritis: If this is an arthritic problem and she has not responded 2 nsaids steroid injection or activity modification ther r injections, as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) that both add natural lubricants 2 the joint & also can stimulate the synovium 2 again secrete them. The active ingredient is isolated from rooster combs. Hyalgan is another. U get a series 3-6 & it has a good track report. Also can b repeated if help. ...Read more

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I have a Tumor growing out of my joint in my left shoulder iv had a MRI and it's say they can't rule out synovial sarcoma and since the MRI 3 months a?

I have a Tumor growing out of my joint in my left shoulder iv had a MRI and it's say they can't rule out synovial sarcoma and since the MRI 3 months a?

Question?: What is your question here? Have they done a biopsy? I know this is worrisome for you. Remember that you have right as patient to ask and see the MD who ordered the MRI in order to get all questions answered! ...Read more

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My doctor said my knee joint lacks synovial fluid... What does that mean?

My doctor said my knee joint lacks synovial fluid... What does that mean?

Not sure: All diarthrodial joints (like the knee) have synovial fluid. Probably the doctor was trying to make some kind of simplified explanation. Of what I'm not sure. ...Read more

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I had an MRI on my hip the other day and they found 17mm multiseptated synovial cyst in the anterior inferior of right hip joint. Is it bad?

I had an MRI on my hip the other day and they found 17mm multiseptated synovial cyst in the anterior inferior of right hip joint. Is it bad?

Probably not: More likely a synovial cyst from a labral tear. Also could be polyvillonodular synovitis. This is somewhat more problematic, but not life threatening. Assume you have follow-up with your local orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could this be cpr 13.4, alkaline phospatose 163, aion gap 4, RA factor <10, cyclic citrullinate pep 52, demineralization of synovial joints?

What could this be cpr 13.4, alkaline phospatose 163, aion gap 4, RA factor <10, cyclic citrullinate pep 52, demineralization of synovial joints?

Early RA: Early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) may demonstrate "demineralization" of joints due to inflammation. The CCP test is fairly specific for the diagnosis of RA, even if the "RA" factor is (-). Alkpo4 is found in liver/bones and with joint inflammation may be elevated. The best time to seek help to control RA is during the first 6-12 months after the onset of joint symptoms. ...Read more

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My MRI suggests possible 5mm synovial cyst on TMJ joint. My neurologist says not to worry they are common. What are the chances it's cancer?

My MRI suggests possible 5mm synovial cyst on TMJ joint. My neurologist says not to worry they are common. What are the chances it's cancer?

Chances of it: Being cancer is very small. Cancer in this area is not common. It usually occurs in children or teenagers. Adults may have symptoms as a result of a cancer elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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My MRI reveals ''celery stalk' on right knee joint. I am suffering from pain in whole leg and MRI also shows minimal synovial effusion. Before two yea?

My MRI reveals ''celery stalk' on right knee joint. I am suffering from pain in whole leg and MRI also shows minimal synovial effusion. Before two yea?

Celery Stalk: The 'celery stalk' finding on knee MRI is a sign of mucoid degeneration of the ACL. Typically patients present with knee pain or restricted movement, although often other potential causes for the patient's symptoms are found. The pathogenesis remains controversial. Possible etiologies include
age related degeneration, or congenital or acquired synovial tissue entrapment between ACL fibers. ...Read more

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What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.

Ortho eval: Due to your severe pain and impaired mobility, it is important to see the orthopedic surgeon for further eval. If a synovial cyst is confirmed as the cause, the ortho can provide you with appropriate treatment whether it is aspirating the cyst or excision of the cyst. There are several other causes of knee pain so it's important to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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And what will happen if I don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?

And what will happen if I don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?

Arthritis: First of all, it may cause ongoing loss of function and pain it will also lead to the earlier emergence of osteoarthritis with even more potential pain and loss of function. ...Read more

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Knee MRI shows large multiseptated lobulated synovial cyst at tibiofibular joint. What does this usually mean? Surgery? Could it be cancer?

Knee MRI shows large multiseptated lobulated synovial cyst at tibiofibular joint. What does this usually mean? Surgery? Could it be cancer?

Benign: This is a benign cyst; that does not become cancer. If it is causing symptoms it can be aspirated under ultrasound guidance or removed surgically. However typically it is am incidental finding on MRI and can be observed. ...Read more

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Can swimming help unlock an si joint?

Can swimming help unlock an si joint?

Maybe: It may, but it also may make it worse. Ligament laxity may be the reason it occurs. Swimming is considered the exercise of choice when you want to take gravity out of the equation. Someone versed in structural manipulation should be able to assist. An osteopath, chiropractor, or physical therapist can show you exercises to assist. Usually you need an extra set of hands to accomplish. ...Read more

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I went swimming today and went in a hot tub. My joints are killing me! I didn't do any more activity than normal. What would cause this?

I went swimming today and went in a hot tub. My joints are killing me! I didn't do any more activity than normal. What would cause this?

Inflammation: The exercise may have irritated the joints because of the repetitive motion, then going into the hot tub increases the swelling even further. ...Read more

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How can women protect their joints (swimming, biking, etc.) while getting enough weightbearing exercise, which stresses joints, especially knees?

How can women protect their joints (swimming, biking, etc.) while getting enough weightbearing exercise, which stresses joints, especially knees?

Strong bones?: We talk about weight bearing exercises when we want to build strong bones. Resistance exercises can also build stronger bones without pounding your knees. Also, remember the overall goal is to prevent hip fractures. So besides stronger bones, we also want stronger muscles and good balance. All kinds of exercise, including knee friendly walking and tai chi, help with strength and balance too. ...Read more