Subchondroplasty Procedure for Knee Pain

…ufficiency fracture within the subchondral bone. Below is an example of an MRI with a BMLs. Notice how there is a bright area in the center of the bone. MRI of Bone Marrow Lesions (BMLs). The bright white areas show stress in the bone that is a result of micro-cracks. These cracks can be the result of early arthritis. (Taken from Zimmer Knee Creations Website) Depending of the diagnosis, your doctor may also recommend other treatments or even a kn…

…ness along the joint line and discomfort while walking. Doctor Examination MRI of complete ACL tear. The ACL fibers have been disrupted and the ACL appears wavy in appearance [yellow arrow]. When a patient with an ACL injury is initially seen for evaluation in the clinic, the doctor may order X-rays to look for any possible fractures. He or she may also order a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to evaluate the ACL and to check for evidence of…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

…ment, X-rays can show whether the injury is associated with a broken bone. MRI. This study creates better images of soft tissues like the anterior cruciate ligament. However, an MRI is usually not required to make the diagnosis of a torn ACL. Treatment Treatment for an ACL tear will vary depending upon the patient’s individual needs. For example, the young athlete involved in agility sports will most likely require surgery to safely return to spor…

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

…ctor confirm your diagnosis include X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is possible, however, for these pictures to appear normal, especially if the injury occurred more than 3 months before the tests. X-rays. Although they will not show any injury to your posterior cruciate ligament, X-rays can show whether the ligament tore off a piece of bone when it was injured. This is called an avulsion fracture. MRI. This study creates better im…

Lumbar Strain

…ists and the conservative treatment does not resolve the symptoms, then an MRI could be ordered to specify the extent of the injury and the injury site. Unless there is damage to the vertebral disk, surgery is rarely an option, and the MRI may better direct the current therapy protocol. Highlights Prevention with proper stretching can reduce the chance of injury to the lower back Conservative treatment along with rest and ice will relieve pain Cor…

Knee Injury

…during this time is also a reason to stop these medicines immediately. An MRI test may be ordered to further evaluate the extent of injury to the soft tissues which cannot be seen on x-rays. Often physical therapy is helpful to restore motion, strength and balance. A brace can be provided to supplement your stability in the short term to help you get around easier. Return to work, school and sports will be determined on an individual basis depend…

AC Joint Surgery

…nce of other cartilage injury to the shoulder, so often times we obtain an MRI of the shoulder to see if there is any other collateral damage. Your surgeon will talk to you about the specific injuries that you have and what types of procedures need to be done at the same time to fix your shoulder. The surgery for an AC joint reconstruction is typically an outpatient procedure. You will receive a general anesthetic, in addition to a nerve block to…