Osteoarthritis and joint effusion

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Mild tricompartmental osteoarthritis manifested by loss of joint space,marginal osteophytes and mild cartilage loss. No full thickness cartilage defects.4.Knee joint effusion with no osteochondral intraaticular bodies. 5. Bilobed popliteal cyst.Cortison injections were given I have had problems since I had syvinal injections which worked for 7 months. Pain in knee and the gel injections a second time in April. Knee pain has returned. I also have RA and have been on Plaqunil for a few months.
Grade 2 degenerative change lateral meniscus. 3. Large joint effusion. 4. Osteoarthritis medial joint space and to a lesser extent patello femoral joint. 5. Mild bone bruising medial femoral condyle.
This increase in joint fluid often leads to a distention of the joint capsule and a swelling of the joint. The general causes of joint effusion include: 1. A traumatic injury to a joint 2. Chronic degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis 3. Infectious joint disease 4. Immune mediated polyarthritis 5. Breed specific causes of polyarthritis 6. Clotting abnormalities 7. Tumors of the joint capsule or bone The painful swelling could mean some infective or inflammatory pathology.
I got the x-ray results which was read that I have a small joint effusion, mild osteoarthritis involving the medial component, and moderate osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint, and would like to know what is the treatment for me
42 year old with osteoarthritis in both knees and feet in constant pain (20mcg Butrans patch) seeks help with my MRI results. “There is trochlear dysplasia with obliquely oriented trochlear groove and facet asymmetry. There are degenerative changes involving lateral patellar articular cartilage with subchondral bone changes suggesting grade 3-4 chondromalacia. These changes are in keeping with patellofemoral instability. Normal appearances of medial and lateral meniscus.
Classically morning pain and stiffness at end range of motion is noted in two conditions. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is a common problem after 60 years of age. Patients present with knee pain that is aggravated by weight-bearing activities and relieved by rest. No systemic symptoms but usually awakens with morning stiffness that dissipates somewhat with activity. In addition to chronic joint stiffness and pain, episodes of acute synovitis may also be noted.
I had arthroscopic surgery in 11/2007 after an MRI show a complete tear of the mid and anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, joint effusion with a rather large Baker's cyst and degenerative changes. I have continued to have severe pain, swelling, limited mobility, unable to staighten my leg, feeling that my knee was going to lock up give way. I demanded another MRI, which I had yesterday.
When an excess of knee joint fluid is compressed by the body weight between the bones of the knee joint, it can become trapped and separate from the joint to form a fluid-filled sac, referred to as a Baker cyst. The name of the cyst is in memory of the physician who originally described the condition, the British surgeon William Morrant Baker (1839-1896). What causes a Baker cyst? Baker cysts are not uncommon and can be caused by virtually any cause of joint swelling (arthritis).
Hi there! The report describes a tear in the medial meniscus with a possible minor injury to the ACL and degenerative osteoarthritic changes. I would suggest discussing the situation and the management plan in detail with your treating orthopedician. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
i got her complete lab test. she was diagnosed hepatitus c, and mild effusion. i consulted physician and after some time she felt difficulty in breathing and fatigue. doctor advised that she has water in her lungs. doctror also suggested that she has TB and started TB treatment. Now she undergone pericardictory recently. after cardiac surgery she has positive ANA. I am worry and want to know the complexties and treatment of this effect. i shall be thankful to all.
I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.
I work alot and my knee was in pain frequently and then blew up and locked had knee effusion; bad osteoarthritis; bone on bone. Had TKR in 2008 and have fallen around 10 times since then. now as i was examining a patient, my knee hyperextended locked and went back. I'm in continual pain, and i told my surgeon and claims it was a tear in first ligament then tendon. it wasn't healing and it's hard to walk. Putting weight on leg is getting more difficult.
Partial thickness chondral loss at the posterior meniscal aspect with mild bone marrow edema. 2. Large joint effusion with 3x3 mm rectangular focus isointense to articular cartilage and may present a chondral body. Differential diagnosis includes focal synovial proliferation.
The There is an oblique undersurface tear involving the body, posterior horn, and root of the medial meniscus. There is a free edge tear of the body of the lateral meniscus with horizontal undersurface extension into the posterior horn. LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS: The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are intact. The medial collateral ligament is intact.
Joint swelling or swollen joints could be due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis if this has been going on for a long time. Joint which swell suddenly could be due to infection, bleeding, bursitis or effusion. The first thing would be to get your thyroid and blood sugar tested and consult an orthopedic specialist. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
There is a small to moderate joint effusion. No Baker's cyst. A 2-3 mm joint body is seen posterior to the posterior cruciate ligament. A 1-2 mm joint body is suggested within the medial compartment. The patella is subluxed and tilted laterally. There is focal marked thinning and irregularity of the articular cartilage over the medial patellar facet near the keel with degenerative subcortical marrow signal changes.
My last MRI show worsening of osteoarthritis of the right hip joint with high grade chondral loss and bone on bone contact.There is an extensive degenerative tear of the right acetabular labrum, which has progressed compared to 1 year ago is is now associated with a new smal paralabral cyst. There is also a new small right hip joint effusion. On top of that i have a severe degenerative disc disease at l3 and l4.....
The visualized osseous framework is intact and no joint effusion, Baker's cyst or soft mass noted. Those were the findings then the impression stated No intermal derangement, So now what in the world does all that mean? Cansomeone help me please!!
I am in alot of pain with weakness in my arm and numbness and coldness of my hand and fingers. How bad is this? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help explain this to me.
I had ultrasound guided cortisone novemeber 2011 and because of inflamation and fluid introduced into joint made things worse till meds absorbed but no pain relief even prior to second surgery surgeon tried cortisone injection I told him it was not helping but making me miserable. And I am not one who takes meds either so it was difficult...
and an approx 1 cm segment of partial-thickness cartliage loss and fissuring along the inner lateral tibial plateau with mild underlying subchondral bone marrow edema. Joint effusion with areas of synoial proliferation and intraarticular bodies, also described in further detail above. Postsurgical changes including of prior anterior cruciate ligament repair, with an intact graft and no Cyclops type lesion.
When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Your other symptom of feeling of grinding and grating is characteristic of osteoarthritis. What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful? I think your symptoms are suggestive of osteo-arthritis.
The doctor sent me a letter saying I have multiple joint osteoarthritis, sjogrens syndrome, (he said there is no treatment for it), and high blood pressure (152/89.) He said he does not know why I feel ill all the time, and that he defers to the dermatologist for an explanation of my daily rashes (she never told me). He also said to get a second opinion. He enclosed a flow sheet of my blood tests, and x-ray results: My CBC, and MET were normal. My abnormal results were: ANA by EIA 2.
I have mild degeneration of my meniscus and small joint effusion.Does anyone know how serious this is and if the pain is mostly relieved by surgery. In my searching the internet bone infarct is the same as osteonecrosis. Im very concerned, anyone know anything please help??
Only one episode of joint effusion (R knee). Pain only symptom iin hands and hips,so I guess arthralgia is the better term. Old rheumy noted some minor OA in hands. Hips alternate with pain. X-ray showed no cartilage loss. Recurrent bursititis and steroid injections. Finally saw ortho re L hip pain one year ago and he was the 1st to order PT. Hip pain thought to be due to weakness and altered gait according to PT.
Hello. I am very confused about the recent MRI results I received. The findings were that there was "minimal intrasubstance increased signal in the posterior part of the body of the medial meniscus, consistent with mild degenerative changes with no evidence of a tear." Also, "trace amount of joint effusion." I do not understand how this could be the case because I am 20 years old. I am not at all overweight and knee pain/arthritis does not run in my family.
No bursal fluid collection is seen. Mild osteoarthritis at the acromioclavicular joint. I also had an MRI done on my Brachial Plexus still waiting on the results. This is from a injury where I fell and caught my arm on something on the way down. It felt like everthing pulled loose. I am in alot of pain with weakness in my arm and numbness and coldness of my hand and fingers. How bad is this? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help explain this to me.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
The ANET testing showed that it affected my skeletal muscles, joint tissues and body fluids. No wonder it felt like he shot battery acid into my knee and lower leg. I do not recommend them, especially if you go to a doctor who refuses to see that allergic reactions are a reality.
He gave me a steriod injection to help with pain and I thought my shoulder was coming apart I was in tears and the pain only got worse. Tried physical therapy but to painful and hand and fingers would go numb and get cold feeling with every exercise. At night I am in tears and have a hard time trying to sleep with all the pain. Doc scheduled surgery so he could go in with the scope and look around and for impengment or something.
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