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Orthopaedic Disorders

Also known as Bone Disorders, DISH (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis), Dupuytren's Contracture, Forestier's Disease, Joint Contracture, Marfan's Syndrome, Osteochondroses, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Paget's Disease of Bone

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  • Adductor Muscles

    I have pain in the lower quadrant of  my abdomen ie below the belly buttor - to the left anmd a bit to the right.  I know some of it is to do with IBS but I am also being told that some of it is to do with my hip . adductor muscles.   Does thbis make sense , does anyone else have...

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  • Can someone please read my X-rays? I don’t have medical insurance.

    I started having discomfort around my ankle recently and now it’s giving out, leading g to a sprain. At the hospital they took an X-ray and told me I have a cyst and sprain. I have hereditary multiple osteochondromas (benign tumors) on the bone. I am worried I have one causing the discomfort on my ankle...

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  • Itching

    I have been using glaucoma eye drops Travatan (polyquaternium-1 preserved) and Azopt for the last 3 years. There was no problem till about 2 months back when I started itching and eruptions like urticaria. Initially I thought it due to warm bath during winters but it still continues though winters in...

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  • Erosion of sternomanubrial joint - please help

    Hi,  I am a 20 year old male who has often kept reasonably fit, however as of recent I have been absolutely debilitated due to quite an abrupt and significant erosion of the sternomanubrial joint within my chest. The pain began subtly around 6 months ago, however become rapidly acute in severity...

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  • Very unwell after cortisone injection

    I have a very painful FAI in my right hip and my Orthopedic surgeon advised me to have a cortisone injection in my tendon to see if it helps my pain.  This morning I had the injection.  It was ultrasound guided and done by a tech/radiographer? About 10 min after the injection, I started to...

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  • Regressing with ahoulder

    I was given exercises by an orthopedoc doctor to prevent frozen ahoulder, after a dislocation. The exerxises caused exceutiating pain but I’d been trying to get through it.  Today, one of the xercises caused my shoulder to pop out-not a complete dislocation, just a wuick pop-and I feel worse than...

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  • Clavicle replacement

    Looking for a study on replacing my clavicle. I've had 2 surgeries for plate installation and tendon replacement. I have an closed separation and my current doc took from my hip a filler piece, the first doctor left a large gap and it wouldn't heal and he was hoping to get a bone Stimulatur...

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  • Shoulder dislocation, constant popping out

    I have always had a problem with my shoulder popping out. but it always went right back in. A few days ago, I fell and felt my shoulder dislocate. I moved my arm and thought it went back into place. Wednesday evening before bed, I was in pain but able to move my arm.  Since Thursday, however, any...

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  • Knee anthrascapy surgery - recovery time

    I've had a torn lateral meniscus on my knee for 10 months leaving me unable to walk very far. I finally got a date for day surgery of next week (3/4/18) but this has subsequently been cancelled because of lack of theatre staff. I have a new date of 24th May but I'm concerned because this is just...

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  • Abdomen Pain

    I have pain to the left side of my abdomen 3" diagonally  from my belly button, and in my groin especxually when getting into the bath.  I don't have a hernia but I do have some colon issues which probably contribute,  Its been suggested that hip flexor muscles may be the problem...

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  • I need help diagnosing my shoulder injury

    To make a very long story short I was hurt on the job January 26th 2018. I fell about 11:50 directly on my right elbow, my left wrist, and my head. I was unconscious for a couple minutes but woke up Dazed and confused. After making my way to the hospital, 10 hours later, I was released shortly after...

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  • Sternal lesion

    Doctors recently found a bone lesion on my sternum via a bone scan. I was scheduled for a CT guided biopsy but when I got there they told me they were not going to do it. They instead decided to send me for an MRI of the chest and are sending me to an orthopedic surgeon. Has anyone else had this happen...

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  • Dupuytren's Contracture

    Hi People may have seen from my previous posts that I've had issues with my hands. I've been curious as to whether the weakness I had was due to Carpal Tunnel, RA or the ongoing back issues I've been having. One thing I can't deny now is that I definitely have Dupuytren's, and have...

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  • Bone pain and cracking...pls advice

    Hi...so im 22 yrs male , non smoker , drink only occasionaly i go to the gym i run but at last 2-3 years i have this problem... When im walking my foot is constantly cracking..Also i have constant pain in my leg bones(sometimes in my arms and ribs) its not extreme and it only lasts for 10 seconds but...

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  • Had a tibial osteotomy fractured my fibula help

    Ok so on 2-28-18 I had my tibia decorated because I was born with twisted leg bones. Well the also broke my fibula in half. Now my tibia has plate and screw, but they did nothing for my fibula. The day after surgery I heard a pop and it was my fibula separating and it is excruciating. The ortho dr said...

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  • Kohlers disease.

    To keep a long story short. My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with kohlers disease 10 weeks ago. Apparently it has been going on for sometime. 6 weeks ago after an X-ray we were told it appeared to be on the mend, she is still in her 'special boot' as she is in pain without it. We saw a different...

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  • Total Ankle Replacement: Zimmer TAR

    Has anyone had a total ankle replacement using the Zimmer TAR?  This is the prosthetic brand most used for hip and knee replacements.  Would appreciate any information on the surgery and recovery.  Thanks.

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  • Upper elbow pain (not golfer/tennis elbow)

    Hello, maybe someone can help me here. First let me show you where I feel the pain. It is just under the biceps. To me it looks like the brachialis but I am not sure. The other elbow is perfectly fine. There is a point in there that if I press with my finger I feel a really bad pain. Actually, if I slide...

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  • removal of hardware - still painful

    3 years ago I broke my ankle tibia & fibula. Surgeon put in 7 screws plate and pin. A couple of the screws had loosened and were protruding, so another surgeon took them out. It's been a week ago Thursday, and I am still in alot of pain, no special instruction from surgeon except to wear walking...

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  • 10 years with DISH

    I am 72 years old, live in Maine and have had DISH for a little over 10 years. Doing some research on the disease I found one of the causes could be environmental. I applied for  disability comp from the VA and was denied as the disease is not service connected. I am trying to determine how many...

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  • Back Surgery Outcome

    I have been suffering for a few years with pins and needles in both feet and pain down my right leg when walking or standing. A couple of years ago I could walk 6/7miles no problem but now it is down to a quarter of a mile with some pain. Therefore my specialist informs me that I have lateral recess...

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  • Night cramp

    Hi! I'm 18 and a girl. So long story short, I've had cramps on my legs many times in the past, but 2 days ago I had a very bad one that lasted much longer than all the other ones ( say 2 minutes or so ) and was much more painful. Actually at some point I tought it was never going to end and the...

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  • My toes turn purple when i stand up

    I broke the top of my tibia under my knee cap last friday. I have a full leg cast. It’s been a week and two days since i broke it, but every time i stand up to go to the bathroom or something i can feel the blood rushing through my leg and my toes turn a dark red/ purple. The doctor said to watch out...

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  • Forestier's Disease what is in store for me ???

    Hi i was diagnosed with DISH 4 years ago at the age of 35. I have significant disease in my spine for which i have had a number of nerve ablations for. I have recently developed bone growths on my wrist shoulder and feet. I am dependant on opioid analgesia in order to continue to work full time. Is there...

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  • Marfan syndrome

    Hi , does anyone have any info on this syndrome, i took my my 15 year old son to docs as he has started getting a clicking sound in his mouth when his hearbeat rises , she also commented on the length of his fingers, a high palate and his height hes 6ft1 and weighs 9stones other than this his has no...

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  • Chin pain!

    I woke up this morning and my chin bone has been mildy sore and it hurts worse if i touch it. I am really scared that i have bone cancer!

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  • 1 year check up small holes on xray / avn

    Hi all My xrays showed what looks like small holes in my 1 year old fractured talus and being sent for an MRI scan to check for AVN😢 im deverstated can anyone tell me anything about these holes/AVN please x

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  • Should I get a second opinion regarding surgery?

    I'm a 35 year old male. I probably started developing external tibial torsion as a pre-teen or teen. I don't know why I never said anything at that time. I guess I just assumed that nothing could have been done and that other people had a little difficulty walking, as well. Driving is very uncomfortable...

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  • Living with Forestier's disease

    I have finally found info on Forestier's disease!! When I was first diagnosed back in 1988 my doctor had no material on this subject. I was told to go home and find it on my computer, which I did. There was a researcher in Canada who hit the nail right on the head, Forestier's is no pick nick!...

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  • My nephew can't walk anymore

    Hi there, I am posting with a hope that someone can help me, My nephew, who is almost 13-14 years old living in Pakistan.He was infected with dengue virus last summer.He recovered from dengue fever completely but afterward, he developed joint pain and swelling.My brother consulted so many...

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