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Fused Skull Bones Misshapen Head
The cranium or brain part of the skull is comprised of 8 different bones, and although these joints don't move like those in the extremities, there is slight movement which allows an infant's skull slight movement to enable birth and growth occurs at the margins to allow head symmetry. The margins or sutures generally fuse by 22-39 months. At times they can be prematurely ...Read more
None.: As a newborn, none of the skull bones are fused; there are membranes/cartilage that fill spaces between them. Gradually this converts to bone (ossification), mostly during childhood, but process may not be complete till age 25! if they fuse prematurely, will cause intracranial pressure, head pain, visual problems, and unusual head shapes causing low self-esteem. Craniosynostosis requires surgery. ...Read more
3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by an hematologist. ...Read more
Will skull x rays spot any fracrures, hairline fractures or other damage on the forehead and head?
Depends on size: A complete skull X-ray set (which includes the "Water's view" of the sinuses) are relatively good at spotting big fractures, which are displaced or depressed (i.e., discontinuous). A hairline fracture could be missed on X-ray but picked up on a CT scan. Small hairline fractures can even be missed on CT scan. Best to work from symptoms: if you have pain after an accident, see a doctor to diagnose. ...Read more
? growth plates?: You don't want your wrist bones to 'fuse' - this would make it impossible to bend or move your wrists. However, if you are talking about the growth plates in the arm bones by your wrists, then when these are fused/closed growth has indeed come to an end. ...Read more
Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .
Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?
Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more
What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.
Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare, so it is likely not a cancer right out of the gate. Where is this lump, behind the ear? If so, it's likely normal anatomy (mastoid process). No skull is completely without irregularities, if you have symptoms such as pain, headaches, or increase in size would get it checked out, if not there's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
After the long bones growth plates fuse, could the spinal growth plates be open still? and if not, can the the spine discs increase in thickness?
Yes & no: Growth plates may remain open but the disk spaces will not increase. ...Read more
Denting head ?: hello~ your question is not well crafted but I assume you mean pressure to the EXTERIOR of the skull. If so, external pressure can only change the shape of the skull if it is applied BEFORE the sutures in the pediatric skull have fused and by and large that means before 2 years of age. Anterior fontanelle is closed by about 18 months and the sutures fuse then too, so roughly by 2 years of age thx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bones hate me. One knee femur is longer. Ribs make it hard to get much air. Forehead skull bones are projecting. One shoulders higher. Ear and thum?
Not usually: View the skull like a motorcycle helmet. With trauma, you want protection, and if the helmet breaks, it is likely that the head will not. The skull protects the brain, and usually fractures are like the helmet, i.e., the brain is safe. However, some skull fractures are in bad places, and result in hemorrhages (middle meningeal artery). Few head injuries are fatal, but many cause brain trauma. ...Read more
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
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
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