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Rheumatoid arthritis knee surgery

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Avatar n tn However now since multiple joints are involved, it goes more in favor of associated arthritis. It can be osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or even reactive arthritis. You would need some tests and X-rays of the joints to diagnose this. The pain in the joints can also be due to overweight, hypothyroidism and diabetes. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult yur orthopedic specialist.
Avatar n tn It started in my right knee and has progressed to the other knee as well as my wrists. I have seen several rheumatologists who've came up with the same temp answer, take prednisone and a NSAID and let's see where it goes. They all ran several tests for RA which all resulted negative. All they could say is that my sed rate was a little elevated but it was due to the inflammation in my knees.
Avatar f tn When RA is clinically suspected, immunological studies are required, such as testing for the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF, a specific antibody). Because of this low specificity, a new serological test has been developed, which tests for the presence of so called anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs).
Avatar m tn I'll do my best to answer this, but it's best to consult a rheumatologist. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the knee joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones forming the joint. The complexity of the design of the knee joint and the fact that it is an active weight-bearing joint are factors in making the knee one of the most commonly injured joints.
3201003 tn?1345349318 Childhood arthritis is called juvenile arthritis. It can also be referred to as JRA, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, JIA, juvenile chronic arthritis, and Still's disease. Actually, these names are somewhat misnomers. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and adult onset rheumatoid arthritis differ in some characteristics but the names indicate strict similarity. Juvenile chronic arthritis is a misnomer since juvenile arthritis is not always chronic.
Avatar m tn I am a 59 year old male living in England and have suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since the age of 21.I have no other health problems. Despite many aspirations (sometimes using compression bandages,) the bleeding will not stop. It is so painfull that I have not been able to walk more than a few steps for months.
Avatar f tn Happy, happy, joy, joy . . . I have arthritis in my right knee (sought help because of the Baker's cyst I've coped with since June). My MS journey began with a rheumy two - three years ago, but there was no indication of arthritis at that time. I moved on to a neurologist and quickly left thoughts of arthritis behind, but I'M Baaaack (read that in a slow creepy voice :).
2043993 tn?1450875078 Hi, I am 23 years old and have been noticing some occasional stiffness in my hands, feet, knees, and back. My mother suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus and I know both are hereditary diseases. Is it possible to have rheumatoid arthritis at such a young age? and should I get tested?
Avatar m tn I have got other forums also (Arthritis , Back and Neck Surgery, Back and Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor Forum, Headaches , Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery , Neurology/Neurosurgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Trigeminal Neuralgia), where you can post other related queries. Regards...
Avatar n tn TrudieC also hit the nail on the head when she said that there are different types of arthritis. Do you know which kind you have (rheumatoid or osteo?) whiel some of the treatments for either type are similar (like for pain control), there other treatments that differ depenending on which kind you have. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immune disease, whereas osteo arthritis is sometimes also called "wear and tear" arthritis, meaning the breakdown of joints, etc.
Avatar m tn cfm Other causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, knee cap mal-alignment, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, Osteochondritis dissecans - occasional knee locking with instability, Recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, Chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, Knee alignment problem, Knee fragment or Knee cartilage disorder. Hope this helps. Do not ignore it. Consult an orthopedic specialist.
Avatar m tn just coming on here to see if anyone else has or is still in pain 8+ months after total hip replacement? Back in June of 2012 I had the surgery done. The arthritis had set in to my left hip, but the pain was spread to my left knee?? doc said the hip replacement would more than likely take care of the knee pain. At first (in the second week after) the pain wasn't so bad in the knee, but the pain came back shortly after that and isn't getting better.
Avatar n tn My question is, could the rheumatoid arthritis have caused her lung scarring? If yes how? Also if she takes her rheumatoid arthritis tablets should this alsohelp control and limit her lung damage along with other measures that we take?
Avatar f tn She has seen many doctors, has had x-rays, MRIs, and one arthroscopy surgery on her knee. She has soft cartilage in her knees. She tried taking glucosamine but found no relief after 6 months so she stopped taking it. She cries to me almost every night. We are beside ourselves. What will she be like in her 40s,50s,etc? Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it might be?
Avatar m tn My wife was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She has slowed down considerably. She needs help in and out of motorcars, she does not sit from time to time, when we go out, because she is afraid she will not be able to get up without help. She tries to keep her suffering to herself and I believe she should let friends know her condition and perhaps we can form some kind of support group. She prefers to tell them she has a "knee problem" and that is true cause R.A.
Avatar n tn However, if only a single knee is paining, then chances of a localized cause like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, meniscal injury, etc have to be ruled out. Take care!
11446628 tn?1418298480 You may not have rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disorder, but your osteoarthritis can have flare ups. At the moment it appears that you are having a flare up (acute). Chronic means long lasting. You can have a condition that is chronic that may not be acute. Your doctor can send you for xrays to see how the osteoarthritis in your knee is at the moment and compare this to previous results.
Avatar m tn Hello, The various possibilities for popping, clicking joints are a cartilage tear or rotator cuff tear that is rubbing with the joint, arthrosis or degeneration of the joint and arthritis esp osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The exact cause can be found out only after x-ray or blood tests. Please consult an orthopedician or rheumatologist for that.