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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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  • 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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  • Suffering from knee pain.

    I am suffering from knee pain for last 1 year.doctor suggest me for tkr.but I can't afford it. What are the alternative option at lower cost (20k-25k).

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  • Advise on partners treatment

    My partner injured his knee playing football. He has a double fracture to the top of his tibula and has cracked his knee cap. He attended a & e and was admitted to hospital to have scan. The hospital decided after 4 days that they could not perform the surgery required and referred him to another...

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  • Is my hip pain worth seeing a doctor for?

    So I have dealt with my hip over the last six months. It is mainly an achy pain but it can feel like a crunch, which sounds like a loud crack, and its only gotten worse. Its really stiff and I've really noticed while I've done my yoga. It's particularly stiff in the morning as I get...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Knee popping every time I stretch or bend my leg.

    Hi, I did a workout three days ago and I attempted a jumping lunge. Heard a huge click after doing it and now whenever I walk or straighten/bend my knee. I hear a noisy click. There's not much pain. Which I guess is positive. Will the popping go eventually? I'm 26.

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  • Bone scan on arm cysts?????

    The Doctor at ER is sending me for a bone scan because he thinks I may have cysts in my arm bone near the elbow. What worries me is that I've never heard of having a bone scan done for cysts before. Im in my 60's. They did an Xray which showed nothing but upon examination by Doctor he felt abnormality...

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  • Bone scan for suspected cysts in right arm?

    Went to ER with pretty bad elbow pain which I had for about 3 months but was getting progressively worse. Dr ordered an Xray but radiologist said he saw nothing. Dr. said he felt what he thought was an abnormality cystic in nature and ordered me a bone scan. Now I'm terrified because I had never...

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  • Bones help!

    I’m a 22 year old female, and for a very long time I’ve had so many problems with my heath but the main thing at the moment is my bones, I get a horrible back ache not always but on And off and and occasionally I’ll get shooting pains down my spine witch can be horrendous also my hip pain seems to be...

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  • Hard bony lump on the back of my skull? What could it be?

    I have a hard bony lump on the back of my skull. There is no pain why I touch it. It is just above that little groove on the back of your head. It is quite hard to describe as my hair covers it. it feels like a knuckle when touched. I know it's prob nothing, but I just want to know what it could...

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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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  • Tightrope Lisfranc Surgery

    Hi I@m interested on hearing from anyone who has undergone the new tightrope surgery.  I was diagnosed with the lisfranc fracture (non dislocation) earlier this year.  Five months on, eight weeks non weight bearing and another 8 weeks in a boot recovery seems to be progressing well.  Having...

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  • Help on dupuytren's scar

    Hello! I was diagnosed with Dupuytren's syndrome and I did surgery on my both hands. The right hand was ok but the left one (a different doctor did the surgery) left a big scar as you can see on the photos attached. Any of you can help me with some suggestions of what I can do to relief the pain...

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  • Trochanteric bursitis

    A week ago I went to my GP because I'd had pain in my right hip for two weeks. She diagnosed trochanteric bursitis, gave me naproxen to take and told me it would get better by itself in a few weeks. Now a week down the line and it's only got worse. Initially I only had pain in my hip when laying...

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  • Concerns re: X-Ray

    My Mum has been suffering from swelling & soreness in her lower leg for quite some time. Mum’s GP has prescribed antibiotics several times over the past 6 months & this tends to reduce the redness but not the hardness of the skin or indeed the swelling. Mum has had an ultrasound scan recently...

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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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  • 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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