Knee cartilage growth

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Avatar m tn You cannot halt this process but can help slow this down by physiotherapy. PRP may also help in cartilage growth and remodeling. Usually a single injection is given. However, if need be a series of injections can be given over a period of few weeks. This your doctor will decide after judging your joint’s reaction to first injection. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
Avatar m tn The cartilage between my sternum and the manubrium is broken, allowing movement and poping. I had it x-rays but it came up normal, which makes sense now that i know the problem is with cartlidge and not the bone itself. I think this happened from taking a few accidental knees to the chest from the gf, playing around.
Avatar f tn Pain in the front portion of the knee can be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the lining of the joint, possible due to injury while playing), arthritis, or injury to the patella cartilage (front portion of the knee). Pain on either sides of the knee is usually related to meniscal tears, injuries to the collateral ligaments, and even to arthritis. Pain in the back of the knee can be caused by arthritis or Bakers cysts (cystic accumulation of synovial fluid, also causes a swelling).
Avatar n tn So options at present are- 1) Inj hyaluronidase, etc like stuffs, which are supposed to aid in cartilage growth. 2) Cartilage regeneration. Beside these you don't have much options left.I am strictly against joint replacement as you are too young to undergo this procedure. But till that time, you need to be on pain medications, as and when required basis. Please discuss if you need more clarifications. Regards...
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever tried something called Prolozone therapy for arthritis, particularly for a knee that has little cartilage left? I am wondering about the claims that in some people it can restore cartilage and help patients avoid knee replacement. I have had regular prolotherapy done, but it did not help me. Thanks.
Avatar f tn so my daughter 11 suddenly broke her patella snapped the mpcl off and tore the cartilage that covers the knee cap..dr's are baffled on why her just knee gave out causing her to fall and injure herself..she recently grew 2.5 inches in 2 months could that big growth spur be part of the reason why this happened?..
Avatar n tn Hi, I see cartilage repair centers here and there that do chondrocyte growth in laboratories. My visit with my first orthopedist ( getting a second opinion soon) said that it actually does work well, and may be mainstream in 10-15 years. OTOH he also said people often need TKRs later anyway. Also this stuff currently seems to only be offered to young athletes. Has anyone investigated this technology further?
Avatar f tn MRI says- severe bone bruising and bleeding, micro fractures of tibia, 2 complex menus all tears-anterior and posterior, grade2-3 cartilage thinning, fluid above knee and in knee behind patella, bathers cyst, ligament strain, some bone growth and early osteoarthritis. What the hell do I do- I am thinking lose weight, swim, take chondritin, glucosamine, vitamin c, see a knee surgeon... what I DONt want is a knee replacement. It is a bit stiff, swollen and aches.
Avatar n tn We noticed a few days prior a growth on her knee. It had grown a little and seemed to change the way she was walking. We have an appt with a bone specialist a couple of hours drive from us on weds. We were given a cdrom with here exam,report etc. on it. I am trying to figure out what the heck it all means, specifically the part where diagnosis of exclusion and osteosarcoma is mentioned. I just want to know what to expect as we didn't get a straight answer from the doctor we saw.
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Avatar n tn My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar f tn Are you talking about articular cartilage- which is on the bone - or are you talking about the meniscus?? Either way, if you have a tear of the cartilage, you need to have it taken care of because the longer you let it go, the more wear it will cause on the joint. A meniscal tear that goes untreated is like sandpaper in your knee and will rub on the articular cartilage and cause damage and can lead to arthritis or an exacerbation of any current arthritis. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I am almost certain after about 8 months (although, the more i learn about the symptoms, i realize many symptoms ive had my whole life) of suffering with a plethora of generalized symptoms and doctors trying to tell me it is in my head, that I am experiencing either MCAS or mastocytosis. I have one symptom that is particularly distressing. I am having what, in the beginning, were hard "knobs" appearing around my joints accompanied by joint pain.
159619 tn?1499916784 This, in turn, brings blood containing mesenchymal cells and leads to the growth of new cartilage. The new cartilage is fibrocartilage, rather than the hyaline cartilage found original cartilage, and therefore is not as durable as the original equipment. This procedure has about an 80% success rate at three years, but results have been shown to deteriorate with time.
Avatar n tn recovery in adolescents can be attributed to the bone's ability to repair damaged or dead bone tissue and cartilage in a process called bone remodeling. While OCD may affect any joint, the knee tends to be the most commonly affected, and constitutes 75% of all cases.
Avatar f tn I had microfracture knee surgery 12 weeks ago, and I still cannot walk without the aid of crutches. My muscle is atrophying, so I feel I am getting farther and farther away from recovery. My doctor doesn't want me in PT for strength building for another 4 weeks. I am worried about my thigh muscle. Especially 4 weeks from now because of the condition it is in now. Is this characteristic of my surgery?
Avatar n tn Hi, just found this site and hoping for some advice please: My son is 15, 16 in January, in March 08 he sustained a cruciate ligament rupture, we have had several hospital visits and the consultant was not keen to operate, he had physio for a couple of weeks and then went back to running, in September he played football with a friend and jumped up and when he came down, his knee "went", back to the hospital we went, his operation is next Friday but my son is really worried about what h
Avatar f tn But the pediatrician said that Osgood Schlatter is more involved near the ligament below the knee that connects to the libia and that my son's was a bony growth on his bone just below this area. His symptoms are pain with actitivies, pain at night, and sometimes he limps. It is slightly swollen around the growth but is not hot to touch and he says that it does not hurt when pressure is applied and that is a general dull ache in the area but not directly on the bump.
Avatar n tn June of 1997 I had a patellar-tendon transfer knee surgery. Medical name is Roux-Goldwaith procedure. After the surgery, I start the physical therapy, etc. After 3 months of physical therapy there is no new development in quadriceps muscle. The orthopedic doctor says "It will take time, continue to do physical therapy." 2 years go by, again no development in muscle. I go to a different orthopedic doctor. He does x-rays, says "everything is ok.
Avatar f tn This is nothing but the Arthritis factor.The cartilage in the joint are destroyed and replaced by fibrous tissues and bone growth to overcome the lost part, but cartilage is never reformed.This is evident by the lipping or what we call as Osteophytes. I would suggest you that consult your orthopaedician and if the pain is severe, Replacement surgery would be a good option. Lets come to spine.
Avatar n tn I have had knee pain for 6 weeks. Sports med dr sent me for mri and the results are as follows: 1. Significant signal abnormality posterior horn medial meniscuswithout convincing tear. 2. The anterior cruciate ligament appears bowed. Please correlateclinically to exclude ACL insufficiency. ACL femoral and tibialattachments are intact. 3. Mild to moderate cartilage thinning in all 3 compartments.
Avatar f tn Enchondroma may result from epiphyseal growth cartilage that does not remodel and persists in the metaphysis, or may be the persistence of the original cartilage. Serial radiographs taken every 3 to 6 months or review of old radiographs can help determine whether the lesion is inactive. Radiography shows well-defined, solitary, lytic lesions occur in the central portions of the metaphysis or meta-diaphysis, with occasional endosteal scalloping and variable intra-lesional calcifications.
Avatar f tn Chondroplasty is a procedure where in there is an area being stimulated to re-cover itself with new cartilage, the problem is that the new surface is not true hyaline or joint cartilage, but a rather inferior version called ‘fibro-cartilage’. You would continue to have pain due to procedure itself and there would be new cartilage formation. You should be continuing on physiotherapy and take minimum possible analgesics.
Avatar f tn Dear janq, Hello! Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.
Avatar f tn Thin, flat, crescent-shaped growth centers separate bone and cartilage in younger children. When a child enters puberty, these growth centers close. This can result in heel, foot and ankle pain, and even cause limping. Orthotics, a splint or soft cast can often prevent pain and injury while strengthening the feet and ankles. hope my ans may hepls you....gud luck...
Avatar n tn I'm virtually certain I don't have the rheumatoid(arthritis) One could develop/get it anytime(as I recall), & even osteo from rheumatoid, I suppose. I was diagnosed with osteo in '03 & show no egregious new symptoms which would suggest rheumatoid. If the opposite(were true), I'm certain my physician would've had me do the tests you recommend(ed) I know there's "no cure" for osteoarthritis, but inhibit acquiescing since I (appear to) have it.
700223 tn?1318169294 Human platelets are extremely rich in important protein products, connective tissue growth factors. Injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues stimulates the natural repair process. The key to obtaining benefit from injecting these natural healing proteins is that the platelets must be concentrated.
454422 tn?1211419425 The most commonly associated ligamentous disruption is complete tear of the ACL, which must be reconstructed to prevent recurrent meniscal tears. Fortunately, the increased blood and growth factors in the knee during meniscal repair combined with cruciate reconstruction significantly improves the outcome of the meniscal repair. In ACL-intact knees with isolated meniscal tears, healing rates are less than in ACL-reconstructed knees but are higher than in ACL-deficient knees.