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kienbock disease is it a disability

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Navicular necrosis: Kienbocks disease is a cystic degeneration of the navicular bone in the wrist due to abnormal forces applied to the bone, usually by the radius. Typic ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Not Sure: Keinbocks disease is occurs for unknown reasons. It's severity is graded 1-4, but not everyone goes through all 4 phases. Sometimes it gets better o ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Keinbocks disease : Does not follow a set timetable. It may never progress quickly or the effects of having it is what transforms the grade. Whether it is 3b or 4 its aca ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No: Kienbock cannot "spread". Although the exactccause is debated, it's another name for avascular necrosis of the lunate bone. If it is the result of tra ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: Yes, it is inherited on the x chromosome, which means that it is usually (but not always) worse in males. It causes a variety of symptoms, which can b ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Injury to nerves: CP results from a stable (non-progressive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control ; posture. The injury can be lack of nut ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sporadic malformatn: The fetal nervous system first forms as a groove that folds in on itself and begins to close from the middle outward to the top & bottom.If the bottom ... Read More
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Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
?: There is a lot of conflicting evidence out there - some studies say it is not degenerative and others say it is. At this point in time, we really don ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: All treatments such as weight loss, exercise, supplements, medications, injections, and surgery are designed to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Intense nerve pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is renamed to complex regional pain syndrome to acurately reflect the localized nature of this illness. It is often resul ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture: All fractures can be fixed (or at least attempted). Whether to fix or not depends on many factors including location & stability. See an orthopedic su ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not always: Can be purely cosmetic and be made fun of by peers/opposit sex. Can affect exercise tolerance if severe and compressing the heart between the sternum ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: 1 of the 5 primary types (5 of the 34 subtypes) are x-linked dominant meaning it comes from the x-chromosome (mom) but the vast majority are autosomal ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/basics/definition/con-20032061
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
What is SONK?: I am unaware of the meaning of these abbreviations. Have never come across them before.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Huntington's disease: Huntington's disease is transmitted by a genetic defect, if the parents are carrying the gene defect then it can be transmitted.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Venous stasis disabi: The vast majority of patients with venous stasis are not disabled. You should see a clinician to assist you with the treatment which can include compr ... Read More
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Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience Clinical Genetics
Offered .. sometimes: Alzheimer disease is a condition for which we have several genetic tests - apoe e4, app, psen1, & psen2. However, these tests are not used to establis ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are oft ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Clinically: A layer of thickened tissue called fascia below the skin in the palm has distinct characteristics. It forms nodules and cords in the palm that can sta ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Real & controversial: There is a huge divide here. Most infectious disease specialists believe chronic lyme doesn't exist while ilads, a group of docs who specialize in lym ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Unlikely: Left untreated, hashimoto's disease can be life-threatening.

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