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A 29-year-old female asked:

Disuse osteoporosis with bony resorption. what are the ramifications of this osteoarthritis both legs n meniscus tear so i'm in a wheelchair 60% time?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 52 years experience
Painful muscle spasm: Muscle spasms are painful and feel like a cramping sensation since a large portion of the muscle contracts. Fasciculations are spontaneous discharges of single motor units and are not painful. They have very low force and are usually seen as fluttering movements under the skin.
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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Confusing diagnosis: Disuse osteopenia/osteoporosis can certainly occur secondary to prolonged non-weight-bearing of your lower extremities. It is confusing to me as to why you're in a wheelchair. If you are in a wheelchair 60% of the time, does that mean you're full or partial weight-bearing 40% of the time? The meniscus tear should also not necessitate a wheelchair. I'm confused as to why you utilize a wheelchair.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
agree with Dr Miller. Why are you in a wheelchair? This would ensure you remain in a wheelchair. Are you in it for some back issues??
Apr 11, 2013
Last updated Apr 6, 2014


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