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Can you tell me about fibular hemimelia?

Can you tell me about fibular hemimelia?

Congenital leg issue: Usual results in a short limb or leg length descrepencyand possibly un stable ankle pediatric orthopedist can guide reconstruction if needed ...Read more

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Please tell me about fibular hemimelia.?

Please tell me about fibular hemimelia.?

Ok: Longitudinal fibula deficiency is the most common limb deformity. It is usually unilateral. Paraxial fibulae hememelia is the most common manifestation. Clinically the limb is shortened, the foot in a valgus position. The main problem is leg length inequality and foot instability. Treatment range from leg lengthening procedures to amputation to foot stabilizatio. See pediatric orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Fibular hemimelia is ruining my life, what to do?

Fibular hemimelia is ruining my life, what to do?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: That is a pretty specific complaint. You may need to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon, specifically perhaps an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist or an Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist. ...Read more

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What causes tibial hemimelia?

What causes tibial hemimelia?

It is genetic: Tibial hemimelia syndrome (affects both legs) is believed to be due to an autosomal dominant gene passed on from one of the parents, while unilateral tibial hemimelia only affects one limb, and is believed to be due to an autosomal recessive gene, passed on by both parents. It may also be a spontaneous gene mutation, in which neither parent passed on the gene, but it just developed spontaneously. ...Read more

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Waht are the chances more of my children will have tibial hemimelia?

Waht are the chances more of my children will have tibial hemimelia?

It depends: There are two types of tibial hemimelia. The bilateral "syndrome" affects both legs and is believed to be autosomal dominant, so there would be a 50:50 chance that another child will be born with it. The unilateral tibial hemimelia (1 leg affected) is thought to be autosomal recessive and a 25% chance (1 in 4) of a child being born with it, and a 50% chance the child will be a carrier. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken lower fibular/tibia?

3 months: Typically, in an uncomplicated case it takes 3 months (6-8 weeks for initial healing and an additional 6-8 weeks for early remodeling). ...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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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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