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I have a bone deformation in my head that grew over night, and it has been there for almost 5 years now, and i don't know what is it.
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
What causes bone deformation? I look at my pinkies & they both have like a protruding bone sticking out the sides? Other fingers look similar kinda.
Does osteoarthritis cause bone pain or is it the deformation of bone pressing on nerves that cause pain?
Get evaluated: I would recommend evaluation by a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon or a trauma trained podiatrist. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry am unable --: To understand the question clearly. There is no such thing, that i know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums. Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them. You might rephrase the question, if i haven't answered it to your satisfaction. Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more
Depends : [profile indicates possible rheumatoid deformity of hands]. If you have this condition a cure may not be available. But our hand and plastic surgeons do an amazing job in getting the hands looking as close to normal as possible; not just cosmetics, but actual gain in function. Need to be on better meds than Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 & mtx 7.5 to slow down further damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual, but yes: Listeria usually is opportunistic pathogen causing meningitis (infxn of membranes covering the brain) or bacteremia (infxn in bloodstream), but there have been reports of rare cases of listeria osteomyelitis (bone infxn). Treatment is very difficult when infxn is in this location. ...Read more
X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness & decreased range of motion. ...Read more
Any broken bone is: Painful, some more due to the associated injury to nerves/tendons may be more painful, in some people with low pain threshold, while others with a high threshold wouldn't have that much pain. Pain is an individual response to a broken bone or any other injury, meaning its of different intensity in different people. ...Read more