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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Deformed Shape Of Skull

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Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis? .

Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?

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Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What are the types of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

What are the types of muscle/joint therapy for a grossly displace clavicle fracture?

Clavicle fracture: A grossly displaced clavicle requires medical care and no muscle or joint therapy. This requires physician care. ...Read more

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What are tx options for a 35yr old growth plate injury to wrist that now is causing pain, range of motion and strength issues.

What are tx options for a 35yr old growth plate injury to wrist that now is causing pain, range of motion and strength issues.

See Orthopedist: There are no open growth plates in a 35 yo, so it is likely a fracture or ligament injury that requires immobilization and further management. See an Orthopedist for imaging and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

Oui ou Non.: Treatment, to some extent , is based on whether or not the deformity is symptomatic or not. If the enlargement does not cause any discomfort, then shoes with padded tongues or sandals may work just fine. Realistically, it comes down to having it fixed or wearing accommodating shoes. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a non-displaced radial head fracture?

What are some treatments for a non-displaced radial head fracture?

Immobilization: can use a splint,cast or even a sling if non=displaced. needs follow up X-rays ...Read more

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Is there any surgical options for a symptomatic wedged vertebrae that is old, healed? 14 degree, T7 vertebrae

Is there any surgical options for a symptomatic wedged vertebrae that is old, healed? 14 degree, T7 vertebrae

Yes: Ask for referral to be evaluated by a surgical spine specialist, either ortho or neuro spine. The surgical evaluation will include exam, MRI, injections and discussions about precise diagnosis and treatments. There are options. Take friend or family with you to appointments. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fused skull bones?

What is the treatment for fused skull bones?

Surgery.: This type of surgery is usually performed by a pediatric neurosurgeon, or a specialist called craniofacial surgeon. There are a variety of surgical approaches, which of course only the surgeon can answer based on each individual case. ...Read more

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What is a severe facial deformity in which the lower facial plate bones and jaw give the appearance of a face half its normal size?

What is a severe facial deformity in which the lower facial plate bones and jaw give the appearance of a face half its normal size?

One sign of many: Hemifacial microsomia is having one side of the face smaller than the other. This can be found in isolation or as part of consetllations of abnormalities found in syndromes. If you think this is going on with youself or someone you know (child or adult), that person should consult with a facial plastic surgeon or oral surgeon who does 'orthognathic surgery'. ...Read more

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What kind of scar revision would be possible for a round half pea size depression caused by deep laser surgery on center of chin?

Filler or excision: If it is soft, i would consider a filler and if tethered excision with layered repair may produce a better result. Of course many other options exist. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

What are the best treatments for a rotated vertebrae?

Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more

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Are there non-surgical ways of treating a funnel chest?

Are there non-surgical ways of treating a funnel chest?

No: Pectus excavatum is the fancy medical term for this condition. For most individuals it is only a cosmetic problem. Rarely does it interfere significantly with heart or lung function. Several surgical approaches can be done. No know exercises have been shown to be of any value. ...Read more

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What are the options for improving the chin profile of a "chinless" person?

What are the options for improving the chin profile of a "chinless" person?

Chin augmentation: Chin augmentation first requires an analysis of the bit (occlusion). This will help decide if it requires orthognathic (jaw bone) correction. Ultimately this may be achieved with advancing the entire lower jaw, setting back the upper jaw, braces, or advancing a portion of the chin bone with plates/wires or using implants and/or fillers. The use of neck liposuction may supplement the result as well. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons. What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

What are the benefits of deviated septum surgery? I'm looking into deviated spetum surgery for health reasons.  What are some of the benefits of this procedure?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What is new in medicin/rehab regarding treatment and correcting the lifelong difficulties/handicap/reconstructing of large burntrauma (electric)?

What is new in medicin/rehab regarding treatment and correcting the lifelong difficulties/handicap/reconstructing of large burntrauma (electric)?

Microcurrent: Our physical therapy department has had success with a type of electrical stimulation machine called frequency specific microcurrent. See the website for referrals to practitioners and, if the person you call hasn't ever treated this extensive electrical burn, refer them to the fsm practitioner website where they can learn what frequencies to run for you. ...Read more