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What does erosions in articular surfaces with osteophytic sharpening of articular corners on both patellae mean?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Question: Hi, can I answer your health question? Please type your question hereBoth patellae show erosions in articular surfaces with osteophytic sharpening of articular corners
Knee joint spaces are within normal limits with smooth articular surfaces
My x ray report says
Knees pain and swelling..
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Related to arthritic changes in knee.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The erosions of articular surfaces makes the surfaces rough and causes pain and inflammation in the knee joints. These are age related degenerative changes and the treatment is done with pain killers, calcium supplements, regular physiotherapy exercises and joint lubricant supplements.
Right now you can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements 500mg each twice daily. This will take care of your mild symptoms in 3-5 days.
You can start with walking and aerobic fitness exercises, quadriceps strengthening, patellar tapping, lateral heel wedges, etc- under the guidance of your physiotherapist.
A Big No to Stair case, squatting postures, any chair which has a sitting platform lower than your knees.
Knee brace can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief.
In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid may be needed after consultation with your orthopaedician.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (40 minutes later)
Recently we moved to quarters provided by employer. I am climbing three floors for the last 5 months. Is this worsened my problem
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Climbing stairs can worsen the problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Climbing the stairs can cause capsular inflammation and worsen the problem. You can have anti inflammatory medicines and joint lubricant supplements for relief.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

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What does erosions in articular surfaces with osteophytic sharpening of articular corners on both patellae mean?

Brief Answer: Related to arthritic changes in knee. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The erosions of articular surfaces makes the surfaces rough and causes pain and inflammation in the knee joints. These are age related degenerative changes and the treatment is done with pain killers, calcium supplements, regular physiotherapy exercises and joint lubricant supplements. Right now you can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements 500mg each twice daily. This will take care of your mild symptoms in 3-5 days. You can start with walking and aerobic fitness exercises, quadriceps strengthening, patellar tapping, lateral heel wedges, etc- under the guidance of your physiotherapist. A Big No to Stair case, squatting postures, any chair which has a sitting platform lower than your knees. Knee brace can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief. In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid may be needed after consultation with your orthopaedician. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.