Osteoarthritis treatment joint replacement

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Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Spondylosis is the slipping (Subluxation) of the 2 adjacent vertebrae over the joint (called as the facets).The main treatment is Physiotherapy as 90 of the cases get resolved with it.Here also, the Orthopaedician would surely help you out, with proper clinical evaluation. Hope my answer was clear to you. Regards..
1378884 tn?1315509445 In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is wear-and-tear on the joint. It can happen at any age, not just to "old people". It can be brought on by an injury, a congenital deformity, overuse in a sport or job. RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I did cortisone shots, medication and ended up doing a joint replacement in my left hand (at the thumb joint), which failed. Nine surgeries have followed along with getting RSD, probably from so many surgeries. I've been in PT, OT and now pain management. I also get different procedures done and am on a ton of pain medication. I can no longer work and my quality of life has really changed. I'm still processing it and still trying to learn new ways to do things.
1069378 tn?1255218732 Has anyone used acupuncture successfully to eliminate the pain from osteoarthritis? Does anyone know which treatment has had more success treating the pain of osteoarthritis, acupuncture or synvisc injections? Any help is appreciated.
3060903 tn?1398568723 What are the symptoms of a flare-up? Osteoarthritis pain in knee, flare-up with person holding knee. Joint pain may characterize osteoarthritis flare-ups. An OA flare-up leads to a sudden increase in symptoms. These may include: joint pain swelling stiffness in the morning a reduced range of motion in the joint fatigue difficulty sleeping due to pain Triggers The exact cause of OA flare-ups is unknown. This makes them difficult to avoid completely.
Avatar f tn 14 Months ago I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in both knees and Buritis in my hips. It came on suddenly and it is very painful. I have seen 2 specialists and have had 2 lots of steroid injections in both knees and one steroid injection in my right hip. I have been taking Meloxicam and painkillers. Today I have been to see a specialist with the view to having knee replacement surgery. After looking at my recent x rays he has informed me that I have Avascular Necrosis in both knees.
15502615 tn?1440998653 But due to this, the joint space has been reduced much and Rheumatologist has advised me a surgery for replacement. I wanted to know if there is any treatment that increases joint space and I can bypass the surgery?
Avatar f tn I am a female 70 years old with a severe osteoarthritic changes of the right knee joint and to a lesser extent in the left knee joint . I am still walking on both knees without any aids but I experience pain in both knees especially the right one . My doctor prescribed me dolophen tablets for one month because the gelatinous material in right knee is nearly absent and he is saying that after that period he will inject orthovisc injection if there was no response to oral medication.
Avatar n tn I think, since I'm so hypermobile and have such lax joints, that made the joint even LESS stable. It's like my ligaments/tendons are too loose to hold my joints together. I feel like I'm literally falling apart... I'm in constant pain, stabbing, burning, grinding. Sometimes it feels like someone stuck a knife in between my joints and won't take it out. At this very moment, I feel like I want to rip my head off and set it back on the way it’s supposed to be!
Avatar n tn Has anyone had experience with this and can you recommend medicine or treatment for the joint pain? I employ high intensity training (low reps, hight weight) but can change my lifting to lighter weight, with higher weights. But I can not stop lifting. Any advice will be appreciated.
Avatar m tn This ball-socket joint is one of the largest and most important joint of the body. The causes of chronic hip pain is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are most common reason for the pain. Or damage of lower body in an accident leading disability. The surgery is recommended by a surgeon and consultant on the basis of the pain and not by the age, but most of patients are between 50- 80 years.
Avatar f tn No I haven't had the vitamin D cause me to have achy bones however when I had my first hip Xray I found I have mild osteoarthritis. So I think the osteoarthritis I do feel aches in the hip bones. I had a lot of fatigue as well and found out last year I have become hypothyroid. So I don't know if you had your thyroid tested or not? If not it would good to check and get a hip Xray to see if you also have osteoarthritis. That may be the culprit. Even mild osteoarthritis can cause some pain.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the response, I have tested pos. for RH factor, but was told that was due to my hcv. My ANA was neg., but again the elevated sed rate and wbc have been persistent for the last two years. It's kind of like I can feel the inflammation when I get flares as well. My Rheumy says that my spine is in horrible shape(from the mri) and that it will probably start fusing, which should minimize my discomfort.
Avatar n tn Muscle pain and knots, vision problems, memory loss( terrible anxiety would strike me several times a day because I couldn't rememeber where I was suppose to be or where I was on my way to kids had to remind me how to drive them to school eeryday) I was treated with steriods prior to the lyme diagnose then an antibiotic the symptoms persisted for a year after treatment. Vision problems and joint pain and now cracking are still present.
Avatar n tn I'm now 43 years old. I've been waiting 3 years for disc replacement surgery to be a little more mainstream treatment. I'm interested in hearing anything about this procedure for the C-spine. I'm considered a surgery candidtate for c-5/6 and c-6/7 levels.
Avatar n tn Slightly less marked osteoarthritis joint space narrowing is also noted with small marginal osteophytes. Both Knees: slight joint space narrowing.
20882598 tn?1563352428 Due to injury, symptoms include joint swelling and deformity. Treatment of joint pain Joint pain due to infection- treatment from doctors who treat arthritis includes warm compresses, antibiotics, weight reduction. Joint pain due to injury: Treatments provided by doctors who treat bursitis include rest, elevation, cold compresses, surgery and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
748543 tn?1463449675 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.
4226456 tn?1354123528 (early) due to side effects and now I am experiencing joint pain, stiffnes that started a couple months after treatment. When I sit for any period of time, my hips are so stiff and my feet are stiff too. My feet feel like they can't hold me up. Ambulation is not so easy. After a few moments of being up on my feet and walking the discomfort and stiffness goes away. I am also experiencing wrist pain, carpel tunnel type symptoms in one hand that I dont use much for writing or anything.
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 n tn Recently had TB skin test, and showing similar symptoms described in this thread.
7505421 tn?1391433822 When the flare starts to disappear, gently moving the arthritic part will help keep the joint more flexible. It is best that he be evaluated by a Rheumatologist who specializes in this type of disease, and they may have other recommendations.
1211850 tn?1266938568 Joint pain - a diagnosis of moderately severe osteoarthritis. I need replacement in a few places but for now opt to receive fluoroscopic injections. Frequent colds - haven't had one in over a year. I still feel like I'm getting sick but sort of accept that I'm allergic to some of the strange things that bloom in FL. Currently I'm home with the flu, but I work in healthcare so no big surprise there. I had the flu shot last fall and got through the worst of this in under 36 hours.
Avatar f tn In the summer of 2013 I finally felt well enough to tackle some of the other big issues. In mid-August 2013 I had joint replacement surgery on my right thumb and by November it was functioning far better than before surgery. On Dec 2 I had the same done on my left hand. I'm quite sure I could not have handled this surgery while on tx or even immediately after.
192055 tn?1263559137 took one of my neck muscles and wrapped it around my collarbone and rib to hold it in place, to make my SC joint a stable joint. The surgery went well- as in it IS a stable joint.... ALTHOUGH I am having some complications. I have to go back to the doctor to get some xrays and mri's done... I have some clicking in my SC joint. My physical therapist thinks that it could be my bones rubbing together...
233501 tn?1226478134 You hear the inevitable news that you have osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The only treatment that will relieve your pain is replacement of the hip joint…(www.hipresurfacingindia.com) This is the relentless jargon of patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the hip. The conventional hip replacement involves cutting the head of femur (thigh bone) and replacing it with a metal ball. The diseased acetabulum is replaced with a high density polyethylene cup.
Avatar n tn You can take a second opinion from other orthopedician/joint specialist regarding total joint replacement. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted if you have any additional queries.