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Hand X Ray
Cost varies: One can ask local xray facilities for the cost of a hand-xray, which may vary according to region and facility. Many facilities will also give a discount for cash paying patients (that is, those who pay off their bill at the time that the xray is done. One just need to ask for that information). Remember that there is also a separate charge for the xray to be read by a radiologist. ...Read more
Call office: Usually not longer than 24 hours. If taking too long you should contact office of practice and ask to speak with office manager not the receptionist about delay in report. The office manager usually wants practice to run smoothly. This often speeds up process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Charts: The xray will determine which growth plates in the hand remain open and which have closed. There are reference text books such as greulich and pyle which are used to determine the bone age from the radiographic xray findings. ...Read more
I fell last night and my hand started swelling and had pain in my knuckles/back of hand. X-ray says no break. Today the swelling/pain increased. ?
More swelling: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
A recent hand X-ray noted "demineralization." I have osteoporosis from 20 years of depakote. Are the demineralization and osteoporosis related?
Yes: Demineralization means loss of minerals like calcium, phosphorus ; magnesium. In osteoporosis the bone formation is less than bone loss. Bone loss is due to minerals loss. This makes bone less dense and brittle; prone to fx. Happens in postmenopausal woman ; >60 y man. Depakote causes osteoporosis in 0.41%. Recent study shows out of 28388 persons, only117 had osteoporosis. Your CML causes osteo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 ys ago, i had extreme pain in l hand, X-ray showed calcium build-up, acc to physician. A year later X-ray showed it was gone. What could cause it?
Calcific tendinitis: Calcific tendonitis can occur in any tendon in the body, but is common seen along the wrist main flexor and extensor tendons as well as the rotator cuff muscles. We are not sure what causes it, but when the initial inflammation and pain resolves many times the calcium will be resorbed over months to years. Treatment is splinting/nsaids/steroid injections and rarely surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer