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Plica Syndrome of the Knee

Plica syndrome is a condition that can cause pain within the knee joint. Plica syndrome is caused by irritation to synovial tissues of the knee. Plica syndrome, sometimes called "synovial plica syndrome," is a condition of irritation of the tissue...

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Contrast Dye Used for X-Rays and CAT Scans

Contrast dye is a substance that is injected or taken orally to help improve MRI, X-ray, or CT scan studies. Learn more. Contrast dye is a solution that is used to accentuate specific structures when looking at a body image. Radiocontrast...

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Causes of Knee Pain and Treatment Options

Read about the causes of knee pain, ranging from ligament injuries to arthritis to bursitis, and how doctors treat them. Knee pain can be an extremely common complaint. While unpleasant and frustrating, the upside is that many causes of knee pain...

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Treatment for Septic Joint Infections

Treatment consists of draining the infection out of the joint space, often surgically, along with intravenous antibiotics. A septic joint occurs when a bacterial infection occurs inside a joint space. A joint is a connection between two bones....

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Causes of Groin Pain and Treatment Options

Groin pain may due to a hip problem or something else, like a hernia or pinched nerve. Here's how groin pain in adults is diagnosed and treated. When people experience pain in their lower abdomen, where the leg meets the pelvis, they often refer...

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The Unhappy Triad Knee Injury

The "unhappy triad" refers to a knee injury involving the medial collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament, and the medial meniscus. The “unhappy triad” refers to a sprain injury that involves three structures of the knee. These...

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Why Your Knee Locks and What You Can Do About It

Locking is a symptom of some common knee problems. When your doctor asks if your knee locks, he or she is trying to find the cause of your knee pain. A "locked knee" is a term used to describe an inability to either bend or straighten their...

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