The popliteal lymph nodes lie in the tissues behind a person’s knee. Many conditions can cause them to swell, such as infections and autoimmune conditions. It is rare for cancer to affect the popliteal lymph nodes.
Bone spurs in the knee are outgrowths of bone that develop in joints when there is increased pressure between bones from a lack of cartilage. Bone spurs are also called osteophytes. Bone spurs (or “spurring bone”) in the knee can cause pain and limit joint mobility, which can cause trouble with doing everyday activities like walking, squatting, bending, and going up and down stairs.
For young adults with borderline hip dysplasia (BHD), primary arthroscopy provides positive long-term outcomes, improving symptoms and function while avoiding the need for hip replacement surgery in most cases, reports a study in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Chondromalacia patella, also known as runner's knee, is a knee condition that can cause pain and grinding when the knee is flexed. It's due to the breakdown in the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) that causes bones to rub against each other. Overuse (especially from running or cycling), trauma, such as a fracture, or a misalignment of the kneecap and femur can all cause chondromalacia.
Retained Functional Antibiotic Hip Spacers Have High Rates of Stem Loosening, Subsidence, and Reoperation
Functional antibiotic hip spacers for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection may be retained in patients deemed too sick for reimplantation, or who elect to forego additional surgery. Our aim was to characterize reoperations, modes of failure, and function outcomes in patients who have retained hip spacers.