Knee joint loose bodies

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Avatar m tn There is evidence of a cartilaginous defect involving the hyaline articular cartilage of the lateral femoral condyle measuring approximately 6mm. A small cartilaginous loose body within the joint cannot be excluded. A small cartilaginous irregularity is also involving the articular surface of the medial femoral condyle. There is also minimal joint effusion. There is irregularity of the hyaline articular cartilage of the patella.
Avatar n tn The other area in which there is cartilage loss in at the outer part of the main thigh bone at the knee joint. However the rest cartilage disc in between the knee joint appear normal from this report. With regards to treatment, a lot of decisions are based on the clinical picture - how much this is affecting you and your activities and what the knee is like on examination. I hope this has been of some help and has answered your questions.
Avatar f tn However with your symptoms, the presence of loose bodies and internal knee injuries may need to be ruled out. You may also require a knee brace to stabilize the patella if suggested. At this stage I would advise seeing an orthopedician and after an evaluation a management plan can be drafted accordingly. Hope this is useful. Take care!
Avatar f tn There could be a few possibilities to your symptoms such as patellar malalignment, meniscal tears, loose bodies, arthritis, fractures etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis. If an attributable cause is found, it can be managed accordingly. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn Patients with a loose total knee joint limp. The pain is usually felt in the whole knee area, predominantly in the front, along with increasing stiffness and effusion in the knee joint. With advancing time patient will not be able to put weight and diminished motion in the joint. Diagnosis can be made with the help of X-rays. Revision operation can be considered if there is unbearable pain, progression of osteolysis and loss of function.
Avatar f tn ) Trace joint effusion and 9mm long region of thickened synovium in the anterolateral joint line. A loose body is a less likely diagnostic consideration 4.) Mild ossesous spurring is seen at the origin of the medial collateral ligament 5.) Mild perigraftt fibrosis 6.) Mild thinning of the periphery of the medial tibial plateau cartilage 7.) Mild scarring of the patellar tendon Any help is appreciated!
Avatar m tn The posterior cruciate ligament, prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding too far backwards, thus providing stability to the knee joint. While most PCL tears are treated conservatively, with immobilization, non weight bearing, anti-inflammatory medications and physiotherapy; surgical reconstruction is reserved for severe cases where several ligaments are damaged in the knee or in complete tears.
Avatar m tn Then after a week I suffered from loose motions for 5 days and lost 6 kgs in my weight (from 64 kgs to 58kgs) . Then after I suffered from little joint pain in the middle of my knee joint like there is some insect crawling in the middle of the knee joint of right leg. After a week both the knee joints started paining. After 6 months these joint pains became severe and they pain every day, every minute during sleeping time or any time all the day.
Avatar n tn I have been offered a soccer scholarship to play next year in college beginning in august 2009. I injured my knee in july 2008 and have not played sinced. I have been to my orthopedic and they have said my acl is still intact but it is very loose and the option of a brace is available but i have the risk of tearing it complelty as well as other ligaments. Whereas I can opt surgery which I am out for 6-8 months evern though it is not torn.
Avatar m tn I have constant knee pain, swelling and my knee gives away. The pain is primarily on the inner side of the knee. I have had several kneesurgeries, one in the last 6months that was supposed to fix all these issues. I have been told its just arthritis, however after surgery i was told no signs of arhritis. a physical therapist told me i have a loose mcl. what to do?
Avatar f tn I would suspect mild inflammation, nerve compression/ impingement, injuries to internal knee structures or loose bodies that would not have been visible on an x-ray. Other possibilities that may need to be considered include myopathies, chondromalacia, loose bodies, patellar dislocation, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, cysts, growths/ masses etc. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician for a re-evaluation for a diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hi, I have "calcified meniscus" on my right knee. I have constant pain on it. About a year ago, the doctor said my condition does not require surgery. In the other hand, I'm overweight (I'm 5'9" and weights 285 lbs). I need to loose weight and want to know what type of exercise I can do that do not have a worse impact on my knee.
Avatar f tn The pain is below the knee cap on the left and right side and ontop of the knee cap on the right side and on the inside of the knee from above the knee to below the knee. For the last week and a half I've been getting sharp pains on the right inside of the knee and above the knee while walking or turning from right to left. When this happens the pain is so bad that I can hardly walk. I've also been getting needle type pain below the knee cap in the center.
Avatar f tn Possibilities include nerve impingement/ compression, neuropathy, referred pain from other regions, vascular issues, chondromalacia patellae, loose bodies, infections/ inflammations, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, cyst formation, iliotibial band syndrome, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci, patellar dislocation, bone growths/ tumours etc; just to name a few. I would suggest consulting a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an evaluation.
Avatar n tn You definitely need to see your doctor about the joint pain in your knee. If he thinks this is the same knee problem that improved when you took a medrol dose pack in the past, he might decide to try that treatment again. You can usually take steroids (pills, IV, or by joint injection) while using Copaxone-just like you did when you were using Betaseron. (I think that's what you were asking about?
Avatar n tn Possibilities for the knee issues that may need to be considered include injuries to the internal knee structures loose bodies, degeneration etc.; while hip issues could be caused due to over-exertion, inappropriate warm up, neuro-muscular issues, injuries, inflammations etc. I would suggest getting these evaluated by an internist initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn 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.I also have thinning of the bones.I am a 52 year old female. My Dr said I should go ahead with knee replacement.
Avatar m tn The MRI describes degenerative changes of the knee joint with loss of cartilage that lines the part of the bones that forms the joint and inflammatory degeneration of the patellar tendon and tendon of the gastrocnemius muscle; associated with inflammation and increased fluid secretion within the joint. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn HELP~~I tore my ACL in 8/06 playing soccer and had surgery using my patella tendon a month later. In January of 07 I then had a scar resection because so much scar tissue built up that I couldn't straiten my leg all the way. I felt great for two years and then I started having bone on bone sensation in the back of my kneecap and anterior knee pain out of the blue while I played soccer. In April of 09 I had it scoped after trying P.T.
Avatar m tn Our 5 y/o field spaniel has had problems with loose stool on and off for the two years he's been with us. He's been through blood work, xray to rule out foreign bodies, homeopathic meds, among other things. He also has allergies, receives allergy shots, and is fed Wellness fish and sweet potatoes. We've been adding pumpkin out of the can and white rice to his feed but the problem persists.
Avatar f tn Thanks for replying. My doctor has made no official diagnosis but asked me to bend and flex my knee and leg this way and that. She said that my knee joint is a bit loose. I'm getting an x ray to find out and physio but I'm still waiting on both of these letters to get to me. I'll use the codeine and I have laxatives at home. I've been drinking more water lately so a bit more might help.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Possibilities that may need to be considered include enlarged bursa, fractures/ loose bodies, bony/ cartilaginous, outgrowths, growths from any of the soft tissues etc. You may consider getting this evaluated by a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn Locking, clicking and pain in elbow joint—either singly or in combination is due to arthritis or loose bodies. At times an X-ray is sufficient to diagnose them, or you may need a MRI for diagnosis. Treatment of arthritis is anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy. Loose bodies can only be removed by surgery. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral to an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar f tn ve just turned 18 today and I have been experiencing really bad ankle, shin and knee pain for a good while now. I have sprained both ankles twice with the most recent ankle being sprained on the inside part of it. I have been diagnosed with Fibromylagia and I believe that I have Hypermobile joints, in where you are a lot more flexible than normal. I was wondering if anyone knows what might be causing all of this pain, because I believe that it is far worse than just Fibromylagia.