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The broken ones hurt: Osteogenesis imperfecta patients have weakened, brittle bones. The bones break easily and broken bones are painful. A patient appearing in pain should be checked for a new fracture. A person with o.I. Without fractures, probably does not have bone pain, unless he has some areas of small-scale bone damage from over-movement, stress, or pressure. O.I. Specialists can better evaluate such a patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hypermobile, poor healing, broken bones from cycle accidents. Need tests for brittle bone disease?
Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have Ehlers Danlos Hypermobile Syndrome will exercises 2 strenghten hip joints(THEY R NOT LAX) prevent dislocation 100% if they never dislocated?
Doubt they will: Exercise is still good for you. As muscle tone can help prevent side effects of being loose. Muscle is protective ...Read more
Osteogenenisis imper: OI affects or has to do with the collagen all over the body. Either too little or a variation in the structure of the collagen . These conditions are due to genes not coding for the correct or sufficient protein structure of the collagen. There are last count about 8 different subtypes of OI. So yes the collagen with in a fibrous joint can be affected as is the collagen in the body everywhere. ...Read more
Two different things: Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen.Hypermobility describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. For example, some hypermobile people can bend their thumbs backwards to their wrists, bend their knee joints backwards. ...Read more
Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?
Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more
Not usually a proble: Generally, people with this condition carry out normal lives with regards to daily activities. ...Read more
Baby had joint deformity in wrists & ankles.Fracture proximal tibia, milt bowing right femur & pelvic tilt.No spinal deformity.What causes this?
What is degenerative sacroiliac changes with vacuum phenomenon in SI joints, spurs anteriorly and sclerosis, also have thoracic bone spurs and fusion?
What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?
Opposite spectrum: A connective tissue disease or CTD is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a severe type that has an actual series of gene mutations associated. It can be fatal. Hypermobile joint, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, these are debilitating and chronic but not likely fatal or nearly as life concerning as EDS. ...Read more
Is acquired hypermobility of joints worse than being born w hypermobile joints as far as stability, etc.?
Unusual: ' lax' joints ( multiple ) is very unusual in older adults unless: you were 'born' w/ them and just have recently been diagnosed or you have sustained injuries to your joints( esp. The knee) and your joint has become unstable ; or you have developed arthritis( 'knock - kneed") of your knee as you have aged and your knee joint and ligaments about them have become 'stretched ' and loose. See ors.Gl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer