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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?

Rest of bones normal

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Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

What is an eco skeleton? How could you strain it?

Exoskeleton is

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the outer structure of insects, mammals and mollusks in contrast to endoskeleton in humans. It 's difficult to strain the former. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exoskeleton
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Can I see a chiropractor for muscular skeleton problems chest and ribs?

Yes!

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Once they mobilize the joints of your mid-back, the tension and pressure on intercostal nerves can be significantly reduced and your pain relieved in just a few sessions. Graston technique is painful/wonderful thing.
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does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

Depends on age

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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.
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

I'm eating well,healthy food too..but still my body look like a skeleton...why?

Your body type

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We classify patients as endomorph, mesomorph or ectomorph. The latter are those who tend to eat whatever they want and yet don't gain any weight. The good news is that you're eating healthy. But are you eating enough healthy calories? If you need to expend 3,500 calories to lose a pound of weight, that means you need to consume an extra 3,500 calories to gain that pound. Ask doc to check thyroid.
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Is it weird for someone to have nice, healthy skin, but a deformed skeleton, such as scoliosis?

Most of the time

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The most common cause of scoliosis is 'idiopathic scoliosis' and has absolutely nothing to do with quality of skin. However there are a host of other causes for scoliosis in a minority of cases such as neoplastic, infectious, degenerative, neuromuscular and inflammatory to name a few and these may in some cases cause associated skin abnormalities.
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Dr. John J. Thaler answered:

Does having a "large frame" mean that their skeleton weighs more than someone with a small frame?

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That is a very succinct way of stating it. Typically you will notice larger overall bone structure if not general size as well. Think of a small dog like a yorkshire terrier compared to a St. Bernard. Look at wrist size, shoulder and hip width, etc.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld answered:

Saw paralyzed man walking with artificial skeleton at Berkeley graduation. Will that help more people?

Yes

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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.
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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

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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.
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Dr. Larry H. Wilf answered:

A bone scan reveals that portions of the skeleton show greater than normal demineralization, what hormone can help me reverse this?

May not need hormone

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Do u still have your ovaries? Do u have a known hormone deficiency ? Do u have a family Hx of osteopenia/porosis? U may just need a calcium supplement. Yalk to your MD.
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