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Can one have Parkinson's and lupus? Xray hip fractures in ball and socket. Sleep apnea right leg tremors now left has started.
If an 86 yr old man falls and is hospitalized, and complains about thigh pain, would it be standard practice to xray his hip ?
Xray: Both Hips AP, Frogleg. Results: Sclerotic lines both femoral heads. Symptoms: pain/clicking sound/limited range movement. Do i need new hip?
Unlikely: Doesn't sound like arthritis of significance, more likely may represent some degree of hip impingement. Slight bony prominence on femoral head, slightly excessive overhang of anterior hip socket or both. These bony abnormalities can lead to labral tearing and ultimately arthritis if left unchecked. Diagnosis requires additional xrays/MRI.Labral tears can be repaired and excess bone resected. ...Read more
I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?
Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically, yes.: If proper technique is followed--including the shielding of gonads with appropriate lead aprons--then hip x-rays should be safe. We are now appreciating however that radiation effects are cumulative; therefore, no 1 xray seems to be the culprit, but increasing the numbers of x-rays over time does warrant caution. Ultrasound and MRI are replacing x-rays in many diagnostic studies because of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if on hip xray the greater trochanter of the hip extends more out on one side over the other?
Asymmetric hip bone: Generally, nothing. Your body does not grow or develop with perfect symmetry. One arm may be longer than the other, one leg different from the other, etc. Most likely the difference in your trochanters is just normal variation. ...Read more
Had hip xray for pain in hip and it didn't show anything. Something is clearly wrong, can an xray miss something?
Where?: Hip can be back, buttock, groin or side. So which is hurting? Rheumatologic evaluation should help. ...Read more
Wear and Loosening: X-rays are performed for follow up after joint replacement to evaluate for wear of the components or evidence of loosening. Oftentimes , an x-ray is obtained immediately or soon after surgery to document the initial position for comparison with later follow up x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer