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I was born with bilateral coxa vara and I walk with a "knock-knee, toe-in" limp. Will the surgery help me stand up straighter and walk better?

I was born with bilateral coxa vara and I walk with a "knock-knee, toe-in" limp. Will the surgery help me stand up straighter and walk better?

DFO fixes knock knee: Distal femoral Osteotomies (DFO) can realign/straighten knock knees. A thorough evaluation by an orthoapedic surgeon who regularly does realigning Osteotomies is warranted to see if this is a good option for you ...Read more

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What is bilateral coxa valga?

What is bilateral coxa valga?

Increased angle: When measuring the head, neck, and shaft of the femur (thigh bone) and angle is measured. When the angle is greater than 135, this is referred to as coxa valga. Bilateral would mean that both hip are involved. ...Read more

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What is the anatomy and physiology of coxa plana?

What is the anatomy and physiology of coxa plana?

Flat not round: It means a flat top 2 the usual round shape of the hip. Some causes are avn, dysphasia ...Read more

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Right hip has coxa magna deformity from perthes as kid. Could this cause the intermittent severe pain from my right hip to ankle? Also get periodic buzzing sensation in that ankle + in perianal area.

Right hip has coxa magna deformity from perthes as kid. Could this cause the intermittent severe pain from my right hip to ankle? Also get periodic buzzing sensation in that ankle + in perianal area.

Possibly: Any deformity in the hip area is going to have direct impact to the knee and ankle and foot. You may want to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, can do musculoskeletal evaluation of your condition, and able to offer him treatment, that might also help the sins the strange sensations that you're getting in the ankle as well as the groin. There are fascial connections via the hip. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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