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Appendicular Skeleton Disorders
Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?
Is rickets curable? I was suffering from disease rickets, but skeleton deformities was not recover. At this age (23) is it curable?
Not as an adult : Rickets by definition is a disease of growing bones. It can be accompanied by a condition known as osteomalacia which is a failure to normally mineralize bone. If you have bone deformity as an adult from rickets as a child it is unlikely that it will ever fully correct. However, you can still improve your bone health by treating the osteomalacia. This may require calcium, phosphorus, and or vitamin d depending on the cause of the rickets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I eventually need aggressive treatment for Graves Disease because I'm very symptomatic and look like a skeleton?
You need: treatment, not necessarily aggressiveGet a more detailed answer ›
Could you please tell me if Ostoporosis affects the whole of the skeleton or just certain parts. Thanks?
Osteoporosis: is most noted in the larger bones like hips/spine but will affect the whole skeletal system. ...Read more
Depends on age: The skull is composed with an elaborate collection of growth centers that essentially push away from each other as the skull volume increases with age. By the age of 9 most of the suture lines of the skull start to fuse & there is little added increase.Since the adolescence growth spurt occurs in the mid to late teens, there will be a point where u grow taller but your head is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw paralyzed man walking with artificial skeleton at berkeley graduation. Will that help more people?
Yes: Until we find a cure for paralysis which still seems to be a long way off, these "exoskeletons" will become more and more available for less cost and more widespread use. As a rehab doctor., I am really looking forward to the day when we can prescribe these devices more extensively. I think they will change lives for the better. ...Read more