sclerotic but patent--What does that mean

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sclerotic but patent--What does that mean

Postby malaimo » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:17 pm

I have relapse remitting MS and have been having a lot of pain in my left upper leg, hip and back. My doc is on vacation and another one did xrays and just emailed me the results without explaining them.

Said my SI joints, especially the right ones appear appear sclerotic but patent. Anybody have any idea what that means? I emailed this replacement doc back but haven't heard from her yet. I looked it up online and get mixed answers.

Anyway, please post if you have any clue what this means.

Thanks
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Postby gwa » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:27 am

I have no idea what the doc is talking about as far as sclerotic joints. Sorry.

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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:35 am

sacroiliac (pelvic - sacrum/ilium) joints appear sclerotic (hardened/scarred) but patent (unobstructed)

useful site: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/sacrum
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/ilium
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictio ... /sclerotic
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/patent

hope that helps.

q: do you currently take any dietary/supplemental action against the pain?
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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:53 am

pics

http://images.medscape.com/images/574/3 ... 0.fig1.gif

Figure 1.
CT scans of the degenerative change of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) obtained at 5 years after instrumented posterolateral lumbar/lumbosacral fusion.
A, Normal SIJ of the fusion group.
B, Sclerosis at the left SIJ and joint space narrowing at the right SIJ.
C, Subchondral cyst.
D, Erosion.
E, Intra-articular bone fragment.
F, Osteophyte formation.
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