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Femoral Head Ostectomy
Less dense: Likely that you are looking at a report of an X-ray. There is a standard density that bone has. On an X-ray anything with an appearance more dense than that would be called sclerotic and anything less dense could be called lucency or osteopenia or photopenia. An X-ray is like a photo, it can be under or over penetrated; so a more true measure of bone density would be to get a dexa scan. ...Read more
Less dense: Likely that you are looking at a report of an X-ray. There is a standard density that bone has. On an X-ray anything with an appearance more dense than that would be called sclerotic and anything less dense could be called lucency or osteopenia or photopenia. An X-ray is like a photo, it can be under or over penetrated; so a more true measure of bone density would be to get a dexa scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean density?: A localized density in a femoral head could be related to a bone Island which is benign, or it could be something more serious. An orthopedic surgeon would be able to tell most of the time just looking at your x-ray. If not, you may need an MRI or CAT scan. See an Ortho specialist. ...Read more
I was diagnosis yesterday with a collapsed femoral head ? How long can it go untreated? Complications? Can I remain active (swim, bike, etc) until treated?
I would think that : Any activity could make the issue worse as if the head is collapsed you can further ruin the joint..... ...Read more
See your peds Doc: Femoral head retroversion or scfe is diagnosed when a child presents with decrease range of motion, and often are not able to complete hip flexion or fully rotate the hip inward. Common is to the knee (referred pain from the hip). Dx requires xrays of the pelvis. Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon is needed to repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the percentage of unilateral femoral head retroversion in the population? Why did it take so long to be diagnosed and only b/c of injury too?
Life isn't that way: Often, real life is not exact like numbers are. It might not be known how many people have femoral retroversion, especially in various groups of people (male, female, children, adults, narrow-pelvis, wide-pelvis, short/tall people, different racial groups, etc..). Each person has her own femur shape, so angle measurements go from the retroversion range to the normal range to the anteversion range. ...Read more
Prostate biopsy correlation) focal area of altered signal inensity in the left femoral head, what does this mean?
Here are some ...: This Q is not quite clear & specific so it's hard to offer right answer. But I would guess it as follows: Did you have bone scan which showed hot spot in left femoral head leading to concern for possible metastatic lesion; so prostate biopsy is advised to correlate with it. But bony metastasis tends to be multi-focal in ribs, spine, pelvis, hips... Very rarely being solitary. Hence, ask Doc for... ...Read more
What does increased femoral head fragment sclerosis avn likely given fx timing broke her hip in early august?
I don't understand--: The question fully, but the gist of it is, as i can make of it: ms rabbit79828 had a fx of the hip about 3 months ago ; the head part has gone on to develop avn. Probably the fx was too high ; was fixed. This is a well known complication of such fxs. Depending upon your symptoms, further treatments may be needed. Are you having pain at rest or with weight bearing on that side? See your orthopod. ...Read more
Avascular necrosis: There is no medication to cure avascular necrosis, but the problem can be effectively treated with joint transplantation. It is important to avoid this surgery for as long as comfortably possible, because joint replacements have a limited lifespan and it is not fun to go through multiple procedures. ...Read more
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