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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?

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: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could you please tell me if Ostoporosis affects the whole of the skeleton or just certain parts. Thanks?

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

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What is the difference between the vertebrae and the skeleton?

Vertebrae are the...: names of the bones that make up your spine. The skeleton is the structure made up of all of the bones in your body. ...Read more

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Does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

Does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

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 more

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

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

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I'm 20. I have 6ft 1in height but having the skinny and skeleton body. What should I do to get a good muscular look like everyone have. Please help.

Nature: You are a male 20 and want to be more muscular. Do not do steroids. You should engage in rigorous exercise program. This will require more calories and a daily regimen for months to years to attain. Arnold scjwartzenagger worked out 4-6 hours per day. ...Read more

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What is the lowest T-score on the osteo scoring chart? Can the whole skeleton just crumble? I am terrified with my scores and am being left too long.

Family practice : What is your t score. Your dr can interpret the level for you. If you have a bone density lower than 3.5. You may be a candidate for injections to rebuild bone. Other wise oral medication to maintain existing bone is usually done. ...Read more

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How many milk do skeletons need?

5 servings: 5 servings of any dairy product (milk, cheese, yogurt) should provide all the calcium your skeleton needs. ...Read more