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26 Possible Causes for Atrophy of the Thigh Muscles, Limping Gait, Osteoarthritis

  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    […] limb osteoarthritis.[] The gait pattern over short distances and abductor strength are usually normal in the early stages of the disease.[] Although the literature on cortisone in the therapy of various diseases has become voluminous, little has been said concerning its use in degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis[]

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

    Atrophy of thigh muscles may occur from disuse and an inequality of leg length.[] At the latest follow-up a strong increase in the number of cases with osteoarthritis was seen.[] Clinical features include a limping gait and hip pain frequently radiating into the thigh, knees, groin, or buttocks. Pain is worse with activities.[]

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    KEYWORDS: Osteoarthritis; epidemiology; knee; laterality; plain radiograph[] Abstract The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee.[] Osteoarthritis of the knee is characterized by knee pain and limited mobility that develops in the course of several years.[]

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Atrophy of the thigh muscle may be noted. Differential diagnosis Other causes of hip pain - for example: Acute hip fracture. Perthes' disease.[] Femoroacetabular impingement is a mechanical hip abnormality that typically affects young populations and leads to hip pain and premature osteoarthritis.[] In fact, most patients with SCFE are teenagers with knee or hip pain who subsequently exhibit an intermittent limping gait.[]

  • Locked Knee

    This is because the quadriceps, the muscle on the front of the thigh that is the main support of the knee, atrophies, or becomes smaller, due to the injury and lack of use[] Good News For Those Suffering With Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis Pain![] This procedure is beneficial among individuals who are suffering from osteoarthritis.[]

  • Leg Length Inequality

    In addition, affected children may also experience muscle spasms of the legs; loss of muscle mass (atrophy) of the front thigh muscles; limited or restricted movements of[] Radiographic osteoarthritis was defined as Kellgren and Lawrence grade 2 or greater, and symptomatic osteoarthritis was defined as radiographic disease in a consistently painful[] (limp) and/or lumbar scoliosis & lower back pain Possible spinal anatomical changes for long-standing conditions Vertebral body wedging, increased spurring Increased disc[]

  • Ligament Tear

    Physical therapy is advised during this phase of ankle joint ligament injury to prevent atrophy and weakness of leg and thigh muscles.[] CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of radiographic knee osteoarthritis was seen in male soccer players 14 years after an ACL disruption.[] Crutches may be discontinued as soon as the patient has good muscle tone, motion and can walk without a limp.[]

  • Hip Disease

    Muscle weakness and atrophy affecting the thigh and calf muscles may develop over time. The affected leg can shorten as a result of the changes in the hip.[] This case corroborates the hypotheses put forward by Lequesne that some cases of rapidly destructive hip osteoarthritis may be ascribable to ischemia.[] Pain, limping, or limitation of movement are rarely observed and are usually transient. 4 As healing is complete, Meyer dysplasia needs no treatment.[]

  • Pes Anserine Bursitis

    atrophy from disuse.[] BACKGROUND: Pes anserine bursitis strongly affects quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis.[] People having problems like foot rolling, knocking knees, outturned knees and limping gait are vulnerable to develop pes anserine bursitis because in all these situations[]

  • Trochanteric Bursitis

    MRI may show Piriformis muscle atrophy or hypertrophy and edema surrounding the sciatic nerve.[] We recruited patients who required total hip arthroplasty (THA) for rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.[] The patient may adopt a painless gait leading to a limp. Touching the trochanter area is painful.[]

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