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a physician who treatsbonesandbonediseases?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the skeletal system. They can treat both acquired diseases and trauma to the bones.
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Endocrinologists: Pediatric and adult endocrinologists are trained to care for patients with metabolic bone disease. Rheumatologists also treat bone diseases.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
Orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, and geneticists will also help with care. Sometimes dentists, ophthalmologists, and neurosurgeons are involved.
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How does abone scanwork?

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Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 25 years experience
Radioactive "dye": A bone scan is usually used to assess the whole skeleton for cancer spread, to look at specific bone sites for fracture or for bone infections. The patient receives an injection of a radiolabeled substance that is mostly incorporated in to areas of high bone turnover. A camera to detect the radioactive decay then acts to count the amount of activity. Areas of high decay are more fully evaluated.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can all osteoporosis medications build bone?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Not all osteoporosis drugs "build bone." some medications will slow down the breakdown of bone while others will actually build bone. Talk to your doctor about which one is appropriate for you.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the most fragile bone in the body?

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Dr. Charles Southerland
Podiatry 38 years experience
Pinky toe: Although it may not be structurally the most "fragile" bone in the body, the most often broken bone in the body is the 5th (or pinky) toe. In some sports, like sailing, the pinky toe is broken in 50% of athletes who are involved in the sport for more than 2 years.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How is bone lengthening accomplished?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Simple steps: Cut the bone all the way. Insert distraction system on the bone to include above and below and start distract the bone every day about 1 millimeter up to tell you the length you want.
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What bone disease do older people tend to get?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several: Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, paget's disease.

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