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Offline tez27

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Any Ideas
« on: July 06, 2010, 02:34:16 AM »
Wondered if anyone could shine some light on what this means???
My friend has recently had a synovectomy and recieved a letter from her surgeon today that she would love some help in explaining
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"The results have come back from your recent biopsy. These show appearances in keeping with psoriatic arthopathy rather than lipoma aborescens which is probably better for the future long term"

Any ideas of what either of these things are would be appreciated as she finds it hard to talk to her O.S and really dosent know what this means for her future.
Thanks in advance
Tez
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: Any Ideas
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 08:10:36 AM »
Here's what I've been able to dig up. I tried to find sites that explain things in (relatively) layman's terms so it will hopefully be clearer for your friend. There are also lots of journal articles on both conditions kicking around - I can give you some links if this information isn't sufficient.

Psoriatic arthopathy is basically psoriatic arthritis. This is a kind of arthritis that also includes some of the symptoms of psoriasis. It's an autoimmune disorder, so triggered by the body's immune system attacking itself. The good news is that it's generally not as severe as other forms of arthritis, and for most patients the long-term prognosis is good. Here's more information on treatment, causes and symptoms:

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Psoriatic+arthropathy

Lipoma aborescens is a rare kind of lesion that occurs in the knee, where fat cells replace the subsynovial tissue. It sounds as though he suspected that she had this, but now doesn't think this is the case. Treatment is typically a complete excision, so if she already had her synovectomy this may have been part of the reason why. More info here:

http://www.radswiki.net/main/index.php?title=Lipoma_arborescens

As it sounds like the OS thinks she has psoriatic arthritis, here's some extra information for her about managing the condition:

http://www.arthritis.ca/types%20of%20arthritis/psoriatic%20arthritis/default.asp?s=1&province=bc

Hope this helps!
« Last Edit: July 06, 2010, 08:21:41 AM by Snowy »
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA

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Re: Any Ideas
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010, 08:15:19 AM »
Snowy thanks so much your a star I will pass the info on to her..
I knew I could rely on the queen of information and reaserch ;D ;D
Take care Tez
L K injured 25th June 2008
scope Jan 5th 10
diagnosis ACL rupture
fiberous band excised from acl
ACLr July 19th 2010  scope on 24th Sept 2011
ACL has failed incorrect tunnel placement
23rd July 2012 1st stage of a 2 stage ACL revision
10th May 2013 2nd stage ACL revision

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Re: Any Ideas
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 08:20:36 AM »
When there's no doctor in the house, try a librarian! Just don't ask us to put in stitches. ;)
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA