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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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  • foot xray lucent lesion with sclerotic margin

    I injured my foot about 4 or 5 years ago. When they xrayed the foot my big toe had/has a lucent lesion. The Dr didn't seem concerned at all. He said it was nothing to worry about. So, I forgot about it. I injured my foot about 11 days ago. The xray showed the lesion but added "with sclerotic...

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  • Other Conditions and General Health

    Recently, I created a new discussion but haven't received any replies to that. Possibly I asked a question difficult to answer. Hence now requesting views only on my Dexa Scan results as given as under: My DEXA results as under: L1-L4:   T score -1.3, Z -2.6, BMD 1.238 Femur Neck: T score...

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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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  • Broken tibia & fibula. No bone healing after 6 weeks

    Hi, broke my tibia and fibula while mountain hiking on 1st of July. Since then I had 13 screws and two LCP plates inserted using MIPPO method. Two weeks ago I had my first post op check up with my OS and after reviewing the x-ray I was told that even though my fibula is helaing fine there is no visible...

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  • Duck feet and inward knees when trying to walk straight

    I walk with a turnout and I hate it. I cop it from my mates about it because I walk funny and run even funnier. I'm not exactly sure what the issue is with my body though. Here's the rundown on everything. I stand with my feet turned out naturally but when I turn my feet ienards my knees go inwards...

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  • Metalwork pain

    So I broke my ankle and the bottom half of my leg 9 years ago and have plates and screws put in place. I generally get an achy leg when its cold weather. Its been a little cold the last couple of days but now with the sunny weather the ache is still there and its radiating up my leg to my knee. Is it...

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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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  • Mysterious Hip Pain and a bad doctor!

    Hi Everyone! Thanks in advance. I have some pain in my hips, but my doctor is not very smart and I could use some help.  I ride a bmx bike and the first jump of the day is painful on the inside of my hips near the joint. It hurts when I tense my body to spring upwards, but not when I compress upon...

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  • Bad Hip Pain

    I usually have pain in my lower back, and that in and of itself is really hard to deal with at times. But, over the last three months my left hip has been really painful when walking. It feels like grinding and popping and after a while I end up hobbling around like an old lady. Does anyone else deal...

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  • Compartment syndrome MRI results

    Hello all, I just got back into gym after long layoff. I over did it and belive I have compartment syndrome.  Doctor first wanted MRI of both lower legs.  Here are the results, your opinion is welcome and needed.  Thank you very much.  MR RIGHT LEG T1 axial, coronal and PD/T2 weighted...

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  • Coxa Valga

    Hi, I'm new to the forum, I've recently found out I have a Coxa Valga in one of my hips, I'm 22, and I understand it's quite late to be diagnosed with it. I'm not seeing a specialist until January which will probably result in an MRI (I don't mind as I work in MRI!) but I didn't...

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  • chronic low back pain

    i have low back pain now for 5 months. it is gradually getting worse. as i a 28 i hope there is nothing serious. i just had abdominal and pelvis CT and im wondering if it is seen anything dangerous there? when i google abdominal CT there are also pictures of spine at some point, so does anyone knows...

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  • Inflamation

    I am at 50 male suffering continuous inflamation on 4th finger from the toe of left leg, more while wearing shoe, mild pain while pressed or bent. kindly suggest fo remedies.

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  • Hip and Pelvic Fracture

    Hi all, I haven't started a post of my own for quite some time but I do post on others. Firstly 13 months ago I had a fall, fractured hip and pelvis, didn't have op for a variety of reasons which can be found on my previous post which is here somewhere. The pelvis had healed completely thank...

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  • Thoracic pain is awilful as sucks

    I know this is another post of mine but really had to . My thoratic spine is dreadful . The pain is a constant stabbing ache with a slight burning sensation. It can spread to shoulder blades and causr them to really ache . Tramodol does not help or gabbatentin . At wits end . Help please .

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  • Fracture ankle

    I broke my ankle in February we're now in June I've had several x-rays but the fracture hasn't healed plus my ankle keeps swelling something fierce. I asked my doctor what will happen and he just said well see just have to wait. Had anyone had a similar experience?

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  • Fed up,getting depressed, everything getting to much

    I am 50 I have a l4/5disc bulge which requires surgery. I have been to pain clinic I have got the spinal injection,s I am on two many pain killers to list some of witch Are controlled. I also get anti depressants but got told they can help with the pain I really hope so because there doing nothing for...

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  • Joint pain everywhere

    I have been diagnosed with herniated disc and arthritis throughout lumbar region . Since I was diagnosed I have hip pain on left and little sharp pains occasionally in left leg . But also I have costochondritis which makes my ribs and sternum very tender most of the time. But now I have thoracic spine...

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  • Surgery done on 22nd June

    Hello there. I had carpel tunnel decimpression surgery on my dominant hand.the right one.5 stitches.the cut looks clean and hand is still swollen but fingers are going down. I have the stitches taken out on Thurs 6th July 2 wk's afterwards.I have a check up 6 was after the op...how long is best to...

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  • Aching pain in right ankle after external fixator

    had car accident on 21/02/17 had external fixator on for 3 months had cast on for 3/4 weeks having cast off on tuesday next week thank god. very painful, feels like toothache in my ankle/toes/foot any tips for dealing with the pain? im only taking ibroprofen getting down due to constant pain. i can 'walk'...

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  • Post 5 months of Calcaneus fracture

    Hi My husband got his Calcaneus fractured on 22-Jan-2017 and is post 5 months now - he is on one crutch and one cane - started weight bearing and trying to put full weight and get rid of any support - but he is having extreme pain in his tendons and is not able to put his foot down and able to walk...

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  • Intra Articular Calcaneal Fracture (Heel Bone Fracture)

    Dear Sir, I fell down from stairs on 11 July 2015 and got fracture. After examining, my orthopedic doctor diagnosed that it is heel bone fracture in both legs. (Intra-articular Calcaneal fracture. I have lost subtler movements in heel and ankle area. He simply told me to walk on toes for 20 minutes...

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  • Any suggestions?

    Hello,        Three years back, My mother met with an accident where she broke/fractured her handbone ( slightly above the wrist). She was operated upon , plastered for six months and the bones joined.   Howeverm later we detected that the surgery was done incorrcetly and...

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  • No pain with DISH? Who writes the articles??

    So who is writing the articles and info on medical websites where they are saying that DISH causes no pain and there are few symptoms.  Are they nuts?  I suppose there are some people who have slow,progression and not much pain, but geesh, they sure aren't talking to the masses when they...

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  • Innersoles

    Hi, can anyone recommend an innersole - after I have been wearing my shoes for a couple of hours walking about ( no problem when just sitting) I get very painful balls of my feet. It is not arthritis. I have tried gel half soles but no good. Regards Jean

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  • Fractures of tibia and fibula

    I had tibial and fibula fractures 2 1/2 months ago from biking. I didn't have surgery but on a cast for 2 months. I went back 1 wk ago and fractures were still movable and my ankle was getting so stiff so he suggested to wear boot and took off the cast. I'm walking with a boot by just 20% weight...

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  • Clean looking bone scan in bad foot

    I had a bone scan done on Monday and I see the doctor on Friday.  I have two painful feet with bunions, tailor bunions, neuromas and capsulitis.  The left one is worse, so it has been in a boot for nearly 4 weeks.  He let me look at the scans, and the right one has things going on, but...

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  • Knee pain help

    I have been having this dull discomfort on the inside knee next to my knee cap for a few months. About 3 weeks ago I turned and felt this pop snap on the inside of my knee. Instant pain and couldn't put a lot of pressure on knee but could still walk. That went away about 2 hours later. I would then...

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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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  • Progressive bone disease diagnosed and scared

    My Primary care physician discussed my x-ray results with me today. He immediately scheduled a appointment with a orthopedic doctor. I was told my hip has progressive bone disease. I am so scared . Any input on this would be helpful. Thank you

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  • Broken femur recovery question

    I broke my femur about 4 and a half weeks ago during spring break when I got tackled on the beach by a guy about twice my size. Doctors said it was a clean break, and I had surgery the following morning. In terms of recovery I feel that I am doing well, as I no longer need pain medication and am no longer...

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  • After Radiation Therapy

    After radiation therapy, How long does it take for the PSA level to drop to an acceptable level,assuming that the radiation was successful in killing the cancer cells that were targeted. The different types of radiation therapy don’t kill all of the cells in the prostate gland, so they’re not expected...

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