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Bone (Definition)

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


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What is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

What is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

Overall shock.: when it was found that 1) cement in hip replacement doubled the death rate and 2) some people seemed like they had shock/sepsis but didn't have any cause, this was investigated and inflammation associated with teh cement was found. Immune reaction or blood clots are theorized. http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/102/1/12.full ...Read more

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How common is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

How common is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

Unknown: BCIS is currently being researched. It is not my area of expertise. It is not clear what it is or if there is a syndrome. (see second article) Check out: http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/102/1/12.full and http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00402-011-1436-9 ...Read more

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Is Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5 mg every other day bad for my bones?(I POTs syndrome & can't function without it.) Is it as bad as a steroid as low dose prednisone?

Is Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5 mg every other day bad for my bones?(I POTs syndrome & can't function without it.) Is it as bad as a steroid as low dose prednisone?

NO!: Florinef=fludrocortisone which is a mineralocorticoid and not a glucocorticoid. It is unique in that it is essentially a pure mineralocorticoid. Glucocorticoids have effects on bone and mineralocorticoids on salt and potassium regulation. The are related in structure & being made in the adrenal, but not function (although some steroids have both functions). A pure mineralo will not effect bone. ...Read more

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What is the effect of chronic fatigue syndrome on bone growth?

What is the effect of chronic fatigue syndrome on bone growth?

Depends on the cause: Unless you determine what is the cause, no concrete answer can be given about its effects on bone growth. ...Read more

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With cuboid syndrome does the bone right itself over time?

With cuboid syndrome does the bone right itself over time?

With manipulation: Cuboid syndrome is generally treated by manipulative therapy/reduction such as the cuboid whip. Other treatment options may include taping, orthotics, and stretching. The prognosis in people who have suffered a cuboid syndrome is usually pretty good and most people do not experience any pain and do return to their activity. More studies are needed to find out what works best to treat cuboid synd. ...Read more

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Does a nasal bone at 10 weeks mean no downs syndrome?

Not 100%: This is a useful test and it is reassuring when the nasal bone is seen. But, it is not a 100% guarantee. Talk to your OB doc about your concerns. ...Read more

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What can a small nasal bone in 22 week scan mean apart from Down syndrome ?

What can a small nasal bone in 22 week scan mean apart from Down syndrome ?

Talk with the Ob-Gyn: Depending upon ethnic group and other factors, some babies will not show bone formation in the nasal bridge by 22 weeks. It is believed that having a nonossified nasal bone between 15 and 22 weeks increases the Down syndrome risk, especially in women with high risk factors. But, it is statistics (look at all data), so some normal babies and some with other syndromes can have the same finding. ...Read more

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Is the buffalo hump seen in cushings syndrome a lump of fat or a bone curvature between the shoulders?

Is the buffalo hump seen in cushings syndrome a lump of fat or a bone curvature between the shoulders?

Fat: Hi. The "buffalo hump", known in medical jargon as "dorsocervical fat pad" is fat. Cushing's greatly increases risk of osteoporosis, however, and that bone curvature you refer to (kyphosis, or "dowager's hump) can occur with upper thoracic vertebral compression fractures. However, the buffalo hump is fat. ...Read more

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With turner syndrome, is fusing bones in the neck common?

With turner syndrome, is fusing bones in the neck common?

No: Fused bones of the neck (cervical vertebra) are not common in patients with turner syndrome. ...Read more

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I have mazabraud syndrome. Will fibrous bone dysplasia of the femoral neck cause permanent disability?

I have mazabraud syndrome. Will fibrous bone dysplasia of the femoral neck cause permanent disability?

Varies.: the location, extent and progression of the dysplasia varies. BUT it occurs after the bones are already formed. The femoral neck is a relatively bad spot for it but it is ONE spot. so, there are limits on the effect of it in isolation. Furthermore the muscle myxoma's vary but since some become malignant they all have to be removed. ...Read more

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Lumbar facet syndrome on left side. Small rounds lumps that are movable in same area. What are they? Spine also has bump I can feel in bone.

Lumbar facet syndrome on left side. Small rounds lumps that are movable in same area. What are they? Spine also has bump I can feel in bone.

Facets: The lumbar facets are deep in the back on the lateral portion of the spine. They can not usually be felt . What you do feel may be some isolated areas of spasm. If the bump you feel is in the center it is the spinous process of the vertebrae which sticks out and I'd readily felt ...Read more

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My baby is diagnosed with MPS 1 ( Hurler syndrome) he is 11 months old plz tell me bone marrow transplantation is how much useful plz help me.

My baby is diagnosed with MPS 1 ( Hurler syndrome) he is 11 months old plz tell me bone marrow transplantation is how much useful plz help me.

I hope you can do it: From my reading, this is your best hope. It may kill Junior, it will be very rough, and it is the treatment most likely to give him a good life. He is fortunate to live in a time when this is possible, and fortunate to have a mother willing to consider it. Please get the opinion of several other physicians familiar with his individual case. ...Read more

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I had a 12 ultrasound and no nasal bone was found that's it mean my baby has Down syndrome or it may be to little to tell help i'm worried please?

I had a 12 ultrasound and no nasal bone was found that's it mean my baby has Down syndrome or it may be to little to tell help i'm worried please?

Needs followup: Although suspicious, it may be too early to tell for sure. Data are better for 2nd trimester ultrasounds, in the 15 to 20 week range. Please see your ob/gyn and discuss consultation with high risk OB and a plan for further testing and additional OB us. Based on epidemiology (population analysis - not necessarily true for you!): hypoplastic nasal bones - .5-1.2% normal fetuses vs. 43-62% down's. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnat blood came back negative but they can see babys bone in nose does it always mean down syndrome?

19 weeks pregnat blood came back negative but they can see  babys bone in nose does it always mean down syndrome?

Not Down's: The blood test is the gold standard for testing. I would believe that 10 times more than an indistinct shadow on a 19 week ultrasound. There are lots of false positives (meaning a condition is suspected but ends up not being true) with us screening. That's why it is just a screening. If you then have a positive screen, you move ahead to the gold standard test - in this case the blood work or amnio. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal white blood count, and end up diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome from a bone marrow biopsy?

Is it possible to have a normal white blood count, and end up diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome from a bone marrow biopsy?

Yes: It is a little confusing, but it is possible. We have 3 different cell lines in our blood: white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets or clotting cells. They all start their maturation in the marrow with young forms that evolve in mature, circulating cells. Myelodysplasia can affect 1, 2 or all cell lines and will eventually affect the number and/or the proportion of immature forms in blood ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Is it possible to have a severe bone bruise of the tibia cause compartment syndrome in the lower thigh of the same leg.

Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expansion in the crushed muscle so the swelling leads to pain and damage to additional muscle and can result in loss of the limb in extreme cases. Have it checked in an emergency room...Special equipment to measure increase in pressure in the muscle. ...Read more

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On and off bone pain for years in my left leg. I have hip tendonitis, pfps & medial plica syndrome in the same leg. Should I see my orth or a waste?

On and off bone pain for years in my left leg. I have hip tendonitis, pfps & medial plica syndrome in the same leg. Should I see my orth or a waste?

Depends : None of those conditions are life threatening, so it really depends on how much trouble you are having. If you have a significant problem, I would not hesitate to be seen as there many good treatment options available for each of those conditions. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a genetic mutation called lynch syndrome. I have never had cancer and am in good heath. Can i still donate bone marrow ?

I have been diagnosed with a genetic mutation called lynch syndrome.   I have never had cancer and am in good heath.  Can i still donate bone marrow ?

Unlikely: Nmdp has criteria for selection, donors with genetic mutations are excluded , get in touch with nmdp.Org will advises you ...Read more