Doctor insights on:
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
Are there any medical conditions for children with fragile bones & uneven hips? My 12 y/o daughter has 2 have xrays n the morning, im concerned.
Not sure what u mean: Fragile bones? I am not sure what you mean by that? To some degrees ribs are fragile but they are also flexible and can bend and deform without fracture. This commonly occurs following breast augmentation and is of no consequence. However if you have severe osteomalacia/osteoporosis/osteopenia, then breast augmentation may not be adviseable. ...Read more
My results are in & I have a vitamin D deficiency.What are the symptoms besides muscle soreness and fragile bones for women?Cold feet? Fatigue?etc.?
Studies are underway: There is a lot of attention on vitamin D deficiency nowadays. Chronic pain and fatigue have been attributed to it by some. Cold feet is experienced by many people especially women. They are farthest from our hearts and most difficult to keep warm. There may not be any pathologic reason for it at all. ...Read more
A genetic disorder: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that are composed of type i collagen are affected. There are many subtypes ranging in severity and associated comorbidities, but all include fragile bones. These patients usually have the most problems with fragile bones. ...Read more
I currently have a condition called brittle bones osteogenesis imperfecta). What can be done to effectively treat this condition?
Depends: There are various types of oi, as i imagine you are aware. Some types are worse than others and respond better or worse to treatment. Bisphosphonate medications like alendronate and pamidronate can be used to increase bone mass, in an attempt to stave off fractures. When bones fracture, they can be treated non-operatively or with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
6 kinds: 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. There are six different types of brittle bone disease. The last two types, type v and type vi have been recently identified. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can u chip your shin bone?
- Can boxing cause bone cancer?
- What is hip bone called?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch
- Sharp pain under collar bone
- Hard lump behind ear on bone
- Talk to a clinical geneticist online for free