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Chipped Bone Treatment
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
Fell on knee 2 months ago. Bad bruise healed but still painful to kneel. No swelling. Bursitis?chipped bone? See a doctor?Wait for healing? Treatment?
Ortho evaluation: Symptoms persisting for two months require expert evaluation with radiographic and perhaps mr exams. History and physical exam by orthopedic doctor necessary to determine problem and course of therapy ...Read more
Iam 16.5 years boy and my height is 5'4 ..If my bone plates are not fused then can my height grow with treatment?
Some: Correct that you may grow some more if growth plates not fused, and if receive treatment. But also check family heights--if they are all about 5'4", then don't expect to become a basketball player. Might gain a few inches with treatment. ...Read more
Multiple: N-telopeptide in urine is an older one. It is measured on the second voided urine specimen of the day and so is a little complicated to get. C-telopeptide is a newer one that is measured in blood-can be collected anytime so is used more often. If treatment is good, these markers will be low (they are measures of bone turnover). Your 25 hydroxy vitamin d level should also be above 30. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arch supports: Heel pain, often described as heel spurs or heel spur syndrome is rarely the result of the spur, but instead mechanical overloading and inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. This usually responds well to arch supports, antiinflammatories, injections and stretching. Also frequently due to worn shoes so go ahead and replace with good quality supportive athletic shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on many factors / what the pt is taking and esp the general condition of the pt as well as of course genetics most osteoporosis rx is directed to lowering the bine loss rate as opposed to building it up the only one that has sig "build up " potential is Forteo also need to optimize vit d level and use calcium supplement the best would be calcium citrate at ~ 600 mg 2 x/ day.Also exerc. ...Read more