2 doctors weighed in:

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

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: MRI can show many

Things going on at the same time in great detail.
The issue is why the mri. What are the current symptoms and what is being treated. Anyone with a touch of arthritis, andabruise can have similar findings on MRI as it is at times oversensitive and indiscriminately "positive" often one is better off seeing a qualified hand surgeon or orthopedist rather than worry about a laundry list of MRI finding.

In brief: MRI can show many

Things going on at the same time in great detail.
The issue is why the mri. What are the current symptoms and what is being treated. Anyone with a touch of arthritis, andabruise can have similar findings on MRI as it is at times oversensitive and indiscriminately "positive" often one is better off seeing a qualified hand surgeon or orthopedist rather than worry about a laundry list of MRI finding.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors