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Hip Dysplasia In Infants Symptoms
Im 26, my mother born w/ severe bilateral hip dysplasia corrected by surgery. Lifelong hip "catching" and clicking in joint, and pain. Poss dysplasia?
Now arthritis: Dysplasia correction involves cutting the femur and/or pelvis, and the changing the alignment to improve coverage of the ball by the socket. Dysplasia comes in various types and degrees of severity. Because the correction is rarely 'perfect', some symptoms can be present. Most patients develop degenerative changes later in life. (arthritis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will glucosamine and condroitin sulfate improve the residual pain from congenital hip dysplasia in a female adult?
Not likely: There is little clinical evidence to support these supplements. Most research has been with osteoarthritis. These supplements are safe and well tolerated by most. It cannot necessarily hurt to try. The main draw back is cost. I encourage my patients to try them for about a month and if no improvement then don't waste the money. ...Read more
Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?
Can Spina Bifida Occulta worsen and develop into Spina Bifida? My MRIs show severe issues in every level of my spine, but only the L5/S1 shows SBO
No, the anatomical-: -variant has always been there & no need 2 worry. Also it has nothing to do with your complaints. It is usually found incidentally on X-rays. ...Read more
Had lumbar MRI for acute butt pain. Says " loss of disc height seen at the l4/5 and l5/s1 levels. Degenerative changes of the sacroiliac joints.
Lots of causes.: The pain can originate in any of the structures in or around those joints, or even from systemic disorders, and it's difficult to diagnose without an evaluation from a physician. Causes can include sprains, strains, muscle spasms, tendinitis, joint inflammation, etc. Best thing to do is see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures
Many things: Hi. There are many things (and I mean MANY), genetic and acquired, that can cause osteoporosis and fracture in young people. You need a good endocrinologist. I know Lynn Kohlmeier, an endo in Spokane who's very good with metabolic bone disease. I suggest you see her, and bring all labs and data you have on your case. If a diagnosis is established, there may be things that can help bone health. ...Read more
Inadequate reserves : And increased loss .Deficiencies in calcium and phosphate and disturbed balance between them are frequently encountered, and may lead to significant impairment of bone deposition. Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology. ...Read more
What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.
Talk to a dr: Hi, Thank you for your question. I would love to discuss this in more detail with you. Please contact me if you would like to tackle your problems one on one. Either way hope you feel better. Dr. M ...Read more
flat head of femur: Puts out of jt.Get a more detailed answer ›
Child has jia/jra. What are the symptoms to watch out for if arthritis develops in the hip? Is painful hip cracking a symptom?
Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life .My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?
My son aged 14 years is having multiple epiphysyeal dysplasia, stiffness in joints, reduced range of movements in all joints. Pls. Suggest treatment.
Has anyone diagnosed "lateral recess spinal stenosis" in anyone under 25 yrs of age? How common is lrss in this age cohort?
Uncommon: Some people have congenitally narrow spinal canals. Lateral recess stenosis is typically a condition seen in older adults. A doctor who treats back pain regularly (physiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist) can tell you if this is even a significant finding. Many things are seen on MRI which may or may not be causes of pain or weakness. It isimportant to try to correlate the MRI with the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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