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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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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?

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?

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