Knee problems not detected by mri

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634733 tn?1316625992 Should I go ahead with an arthroscopy or delay it until my MS diagnosis process is complete? As the operation is predominately diagnostic, although he does think my knee will be more 'comfortable' afterwards, would it be an unnecessary risk having a full anesthetic for a diagnostic operation, are there extra risks with MS in this? Thank you and sorry to be so long winded but the story is a real mix up of symptoms being mistaken by both me and my GP.
Avatar m tn "Could this be related to the problem in finding the correct dose?" - Possibly, it depends on the individual, other health issues. Hypo thyroid will magnify other health problems, so the cause can be more than one. Regulating thyroid only by TSH is most common, but not the best. You need to see T4 and T3, by geting what is called the Free T3 and Free T4 test. Low T3 levels (even low but in range) are most contributing to muscle and joint pain associated with hypothyroid.
1650665 tn?1301614965 The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not. Apart from clinical neurological examination, MRI shows MS as paler areas of demyelination, two different episodes of demyelination separated by one month in at least two different brain locations. Spinal tap is done and CSF electrophoresis reveals oligoclonal bands suggestive of immune activity, which is suggestive but not diagnostic of MS.
634733 tn?1316625992 Should I go ahead with an arthroscopy or delay it until my MS diagnosis process is complete? As the operation is predominately diagnostic, although he does think my knee will be more 'comfortable' afterwards, would it be an unnecessary risk having a full anesthetic for a diagnostic operation, are there extra risks with MS in this? Especially as I have had seizures in the past.
Avatar f tn When I was a freshman in highschool I had seen a Doctor about my knee problem, and was tolded that my knee caps were making new knee jionts by themselves. They had done surgery on my right knee. I was wondering what the medical name was for this type of knee problem.
Avatar m tn I forgot to mention that I wear latex knee braces when I have to walk some distance and that seems to have helped, because my knee pain has gone away, possibly because the knee is being kept straight by the braces, thus reducing uneven pressure.
Avatar f tn Also when I touch it it fe3ls like its all into different parts not like my other knee. Do you think I probably cracked it or something???
2143641 tn?1396678143 Actually I would love to see a MRI of your knee, but without it - I will give you two possibilities. First, a meniscal tear and second, a ACL injury. Both can be detected with a MRI (although your doctor will probably get regular x-rays first - protocol). Hope this helps, besides rest keep it iced also. Best of luck, jd1963!
942127 tn?1276949209 t get in on Monday, went on Tuesday and was told to keep up the meds and crutches, stay off that leg as much as possible till next week. He thought it might be a inside bruise and said the MRI would not show that. If I did not feel completely better by Monday, to schedule an MRI. First of all, it is very difficult for me to "stay off" that leg and secondly, WILL an MRI actually show anything? I am not sure if I need one or not or if it will eventually heal.
Avatar m tn To respond to your comments. The knee that was fixed is strong. I have not had surgery on my other knee yet. I see the doctor tomorrow. As for favoring the right knee, I think I was doing this without really noticing that I was doing so. There really was not reaseon to be favoring it other than when it would hurt when the weather would change.
1401023 tn?1280781358 Immediately things stood out and I called and left a message on the nurse-line to please call me back and let me know if I need treatment. I also wanted to know why I had not been called with my MRI appt. I called again yesterday and left messages.
Avatar m tn An X-ray can't see soft tissue, such as a cartilage tear. It might be the meniscus, for example. I don't know who diagnosed you or how -- was it an orthopedist? Did anyone move your knee around to see how mobile it is? I would guess your family physician knows absolutely nothing about knees except to refer those who have problems to a specialist.
Avatar f tn can anyone tell me if they have had platelet injections in their knee for arthritis? I have a really bad, arthritic knee and DO NOT want to have it replaced. I already did that on the other knee and regret it.I have had every treatment known including physicla therapy and still have issues with pain and not being able to walk for more than 10 minutes at a time. Any info about this would be greatly appreciated.
672393 tn?1300744926 Alright where to start...i've had ongoing knee problems for years..had a blood clot, 2 athros & one big surgery where the surgeon broke my shin bone and pushed my knee cap up..anyways last month i started getting really bad knee pains, cracks, stiffness etc...I waited a week and it did not get better so I went to E.R...they referred me to an ortho where I moved (my other one is located where my family lives) he wants to get an MRI but I have to get the screws out which is fine and dandy.
Avatar n tn 5/16/12 sends me for MRI of the spine. The back shows a couple of bulges, but I have not had any problems with my back. Chiro who has worked on patient off and on through pregnancy and one elbow surgery says the problem is not my back. It's my knee. Question: Is it possible that in his rush to fix the meniscus (obvious), the doctor missed the underlying degeneration issues. I have three young children (ages 4, 9 and 11) and a busy life.
Avatar n tn There is a small contusion of the medial femoral condyle which was not present in the prior MRI study" Left Knee report : All normal except "There is an incidental small chondroma or cartilage rest within the medial femoral condyle"" Thank you very much for your help.
Avatar f tn With aggressive treatment including 2 lumbar nerve blocks and PT because it was caught early by my doctor, it is contained to my left foot and knee and is mostly in remission. If it isn't addressed early, it can spread throughout your body. It generally is brought on by a trauma of some sort (ie broken bone or surgery, etc.). It was first discovered in the civil war in gun shot victims.
203342 tn?1328737207 Could be a torn miniscus, which can be identified by an MRI. Often, the cause is fluid in the joint, which is removed by a hypodermic syringe (not that painful, actually). PT would NOT help, and he has a torn miniscus would likely make him a cripple for life. You should go to a physician experienced in sports medicine.
1699061 tn?1306897318 The treatment is essentially limited to symptomatic therapy so the course of action would not change much whether MS has been diagnosed or not. Apart from clinical neurological examination, MRI shows MS as paler areas of demyelination, two different episodes of demyelination separated by one month in at least two different brain locations. Spinal tap is done and CSF electrophoresis reveals oligoclonal bands suggestive of immune activity, which is suggestive but not diagnostic of MS.
Avatar m tn Try and consult a rheumatologist and also see if MRI of the knee joint was done. If not then a MRI should be done. Take care!
Avatar f tn The doctor found a pinched nerve behind my knee so I assumed the MRI would come out find. The next day I found out I have a 3cm meningionma on the right side of my brain. I have also had memory problems for years. So I don't know whether or not these are symptoms of the tumor but the surgeon says it should come out so I don't have seizures.
645800 tn?1466860955 When I showed up for the appointment the doctor said I was there regarding my right knee. I explained to her that while I have problems with both knees it was my left knee that was really painful. She looked in my file and saw it was my left knee but the people that evaluate claims had indicated it was my right for some strange reason. Then two weeks ago I had another compensation appointment at the VA.
Avatar n tn a bone spur and a sclerotic lesion are not the same thing. a bone spur (in the knee) is a fairly common x-ray finding in older patients. sclerotic changes are not very common and can be caused by a few different mechanisms. the exact reason for why a person has a sclerotic lesion should be investigated thoroughly. the diaphysis refers to the shaft of any long bone. the ends are called the epiphysis.