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What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?

What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?

Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the arthritic inflammation. The vascular calcification is arteriosclerotic changes in arteries. Ask your doctor to review the films with you. ...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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Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Mri shows bone marrow edema of pisiform, trigger thumb, mcp capsulitis and mild distension of first cmc joint capsule. What does it all mean?

Basal thumb joint OA: The base of the thumb is a very common spot for osteoarthritis. This diagnosis can usually be made without imaging studies, so if your doctor ordered an MRI scan, i suspect the doctor had some special concern or diagnosis in mind. ...Read more

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What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Small suprapatellar joint effusion mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?

Small suprapatellar joint effusion

mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?

Osteoarthritis: It sounds like you are reading the x-ray report of someone with knee osteoarthritis. Joint space narrowing = cartilage loss. Spurring = bone spurs. Suprapatellar joint effusion = typical small amount of extra joint fluid seen in osteoarthritis. Sounds like a mild to moderate case. ...Read more

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MRI of right hand shows perforation of the triangular fibrocartilage and degenerative changes of the triquetrum pisiform joint. Surgery only option?

MRI of right hand shows perforation of the triangular fibrocartilage and degenerative changes of the triquetrum pisiform joint. Surgery only option?

Not necessarily: I don't treat imaging studies but rather the clinical symptoms. Are you having pain in the wrist at times or is the pain continuous in nature? Is this your dominant hand? Also, does your wrist lock up on you or makes painful noises? If there is limited ROM, unbearable pain, and locking of the wrist, then surgery should be considered. Otherwise, consider PT, NSAID, and intrarticular wrist shot ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more

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Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more

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27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

27 year old female..Had lateral patellar dislocation in feb.My MRI shows bone bruise on lateral condyle of femur and minimal joint effusion.Treatment?

Conservative : Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. ...Read more

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Dx with subluxation of peroneal tendons. Ordered MRI and said no indication of surgery. Have pain along length of tendons. Snapping tendon when walk.

Dx with subluxation of peroneal tendons. Ordered MRI and said no indication of surgery. Have pain along length of tendons. Snapping tendon when walk.

Peroneal tendon: MRI is a static diagnostic exam so will not show active action of your peroneal tendons. Because you were laying down and stationary, the MRI may not pick up the clinical picture like your doctor would. You may need bracing, rehab or surgery of symptoms don't resolve. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is MR arthrography of the hip joint a fancy way of saying MRI of the hip with contrast media (Gadalinium)?

Is MR arthrography of the hip joint a fancy way of saying MRI of the hip with contrast media (Gadalinium)?

Yes and no.: A standard MRI with contrast usually implies an intravenous injection of gadolinium. An MRI arthrogram means that the contrast is injected directly into the joint space, usually with fluoroscopic guidance of the needle. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and viscosupplementation(gel shots) as well as low impact exercise. For severe arthritis where all else has failed a joint replacement may be indicated. An orthopedist can review your x-rays exam and complaints and make the appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more