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Small suprapatellar joint effusion mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?

Small suprapatellar joint effusion

mild right lateral joint space narrowing and spurring of the articular surfaces?

Osteoarthritis: It sounds like you are reading the x-ray report of someone with knee osteoarthritis. Joint space narrowing = cartilage loss. Spurring = bone spurs. Suprapatellar joint effusion = typical small amount of extra joint fluid seen in osteoarthritis. Sounds like a mild to moderate case. ...Read more

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Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?

Xray recently shows severe joint space narrowing involve the patellofemoral compartment with underlying subchondral sclerosis & osteophyte formation?

Osteoarthritis: These are classical findings of osteoarthritis being spelled out by the radiologist. Osteoarthritis develops as we lose the cartilage that is not seen on X-ray and usually leaves a "joint space" on films. During this degenerative cascade, sclerosis happens to the bone under cartilage and bone tries to increase its surface area when weakened by forming spurs called osteophytes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do porcelain veneers make it more difficult to chew food?

Do porcelain veneers make it more difficult to chew food?

Avoid hard food: Porcelain veneers are very durable, however, they are not as strong as your natural teeth. Avoid chewing on hard food and objects like pens, ice, and even your nails. Hard items can cause your veneers to chip. Porcelain veneers are extremely durable, but you need to take care of them. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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Could salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Could salter harris fractures damage muscles?

Yes any Fx can do so: but the muscles tissue heals rapidly and rarely with any long term problems. The SH fx's in the hands/fingers, toes/feet. or wrists or ankles, mostly do not have many muscles around them, except rather small ones; and when they are damaged they do heal rapidly. ...Read more

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Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Please translate: comminuted left intertrochanteric hip fracture-avulsion of greater&lesser trochanters. Fracture lines evident. No callus formation?

Not healing yet: This sounds like a complicated fracture. Callus is what we look for to show signs of healing. It varies in time before it becomes visible on an X-ray . Depending on when this happened would help explain the findings. As always talk to your orthopedist. Good luck ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure a cold fast?

Please tell me how to cure a cold fast?

COLD IS SELF LIMITED: Common cold gets better by itself, and one may use decongestants for symptom relief. Keep hugrated to keep secretions thin, keep the drainage to prevent complications and short term use of decongeastants like sudafed in severe cases is all that is needed it will take its course, there is definitely no need for antibiotics for common cold. ...Read more

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Calcified structure anterior to c1-c2 articulation.Represents longus colli hydroxyapatite tendonitis deposition or c1-c2 cppd arthropathy.Means? Help?

Calcified structure anterior to c1-c2 articulation.Represents longus colli hydroxyapatite tendonitis deposition or c1-c2 cppd arthropathy.Means? Help?

Poor communication: The person who can best explain this to you is the physician who examined you and ordered the testing. It is too complex to attempt to elucidate in 400 spaces, but you might try to google both of these and look for explanations in laymen's terms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?

Unlikely : Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap. Extremely common.You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist.(2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present . At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

American Geriatrics: America geriatric society, local departments of aging, local unirversities & hospitals with geriatric programmes & websites like medscape etc. ...Read more

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Is prelox safe for childs as well?

Is prelox safe for childs as well?

Highly doubt it: Prelox is a combination product designed to enhance blood flow and sexual performance in men. There is really no good reason why a child would take it, except by accidental ingestion. It is completely untested, and dosing is not available. Medicines like this are not 100% safe in adults and are certainly not safe in children. ...Read more

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What is the best way to gain weight quickly, safely abd inexpensively? Also, what foods should I eat?

What is the best way to gain weight quickly, safely abd inexpensively? Also, what foods should I eat?

Why?: Why do you want to gain weigh? Even if you are underweight, increasing your weight rapidly is not a good idea. Eat a well balance diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low in saturated fats. You may wish to add fish and chicken in moderation. ...Read more

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