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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I have polycytotic fibrous dysplasia ddep in my skull I am not sure what that means but also am due to have TMJ replaced due to bone on bone however just recently developed swelling and pain R knee R thumb and foreefinger (at base) with really bad headaches what is going on
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   Why is the TMJ being replaced
Doctor :   Do you have pain and swelling at the joint?
User :   TMJ being replaced as result of no cartlage and no movement at all in joint (after 15 years) Pain and swelling in knee and fingers
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did the doctor relate all of them with any disease condition?
User :   The TMJ is an old thing but the knee headaches (which last 24 hours- and I have never been a headache person) and knee and hand are recent
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   50
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The polycytotic fibrous dysplasia is a rare tumor of the bone
Doctor :   and it because of genetics
Doctor :   There is no specific treatment for it
User :   Is that what I have in my hand and knee?
Doctor :   Usually it affect facial bones, skull and femur
Doctor :   There is a chance that these bones in the hand and femur gets involved
Doctor :   but I am not sure about it
Doctor :   Since there is an increased for fractures
Doctor :   certain clinicians prescribe a class of medicines called Bisphosphonates to prevent fracture
Doctor :   but there is no robust evidence to prove if it is beneficial
User :   So should I go and see my GP
Doctor :   Who told you about the above problem?
User :   The fibrous dysplasia was picked up in a CT scan that I had to have for my upcoming TMJ surgery
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So you generally do not have symptoms because of it
Doctor :   that is good
Doctor :   For some people, it has no impact at all
Doctor :   with no pain
Doctor :   It is better to go to your GP and follow up with Xrays in future
Doctor :   if the size of the lesions is increasong
User :   OK thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries
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