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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
What is a "positive cam impression of the femoral head and neck junction" and can it be asymptomatic?
Hip Impingement: What you describe is known as "cam-type femoral acetabular impingement" or fai for short. Fai can be aysmptomatic, however, this condition can lead to premature arthritis that could ultimately require hip replacement surgery. If you have been diagnosed with fai, i would recommend a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip arthroscopy to discuss your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend has early stage of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. What medication can help him recover?
AVN: AVN is an issue with blood supply to the head of the femur. There are no medications that are routinely used to treat the condition. Stopping the use of alcohol is encouraged, and ceasing steroids may be warranted in consult with the doctor. The main treatment is phyisical therapy for symptom relief, and then surgical measures if the condition worsens during observation. ...Read more
I lift weights and have been having pain on the right side of my hip. It feels like the pain is between the pubic bone and femoral head , any ideas?
See below: Too many ideas, and that's a problem. If this is something that is obviously bothering you, get a doctor to examine you. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
What can be done to offer some relief for pain caused by a cyst on the femoral head of the hip socket? I have a friend who has been diagnosed with a cyst on the femoral head of her hip area. She has an appt to see a specialist on monday, but is in extruc
The : The best advice i can give in a situation such as this would be to contact the doctor and inform him/her that the pain is not controlled on the current medication. Usually the patient's doctor will call in a prescription to a 24 hour pharmacy if necessary. By the date of this post, your friend has seen the specialist. How is she now? Did she have surgery? I hope all went well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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