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How Long Does Misshapen Head Associated With Fused Skull Bones Last
Could be permanent: Unless properly splinted, casted, or taped by an expert, there could be permanent deformity. Even if "perfectly" aligned, there can be callous formation causing swelling on the bony fracture heal line. If there is angulation or visible deformity at present, see a plastic surgical or orthopedic specialist in hand surgery and get the correct x-ray diagnosis of problem or not! good luck! ...Read more
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
My child was dianogsed with cranial synostosis (fused skull plates). What can I expect as far as treatment goes?
Craniosynostosis: Specific treatment for craniosynostosis will be determined by your child's physician based on: your child's age, overall health, and medical history extent of the craniosynostosis type of craniosynostosis (which sutures are involved) your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies However, surgery is the usual treatment. Your doctor will explain this all to you. ...Read more
Could I have Marfans? Suddenly started growing taller at 40. I'm very tall no long limbs or curved spine or long face, etc. EKGs/echos over yrs normal
Doubt Marfans: Doubt this is Marfans since that growth should have happened at the usual end of your normal growth. You need to validate the growth spurt, then need to have your physician evaluate you. Occasionally an endocrinologist can see if you have developed an increase of growth hormone ...Read more
Broken toe (last bone basis).Slight displacement & slightly affected joint. Do i need surgery? 2 docs said no by now. Possible long term consequences?
I have congenital dislocated radius, how long does it take to recover from excision of the radial head surgery ?
Couple of months: After excision of radial head first two weeksare rough and you will not be able to use the arm. Then gradually you will be allowed to start excercising and using the arm slowly o heavy use for several months but it will improve every week for complete recovery it may take as long as 3-6 months. ...Read more
I had a sliding pedicle genioplasty 13 months ago. I'm concerned about bone resorption. How long does it take for the chin bone to completely heal?
It depends: Usually 6 to 12 months, but depends on the extend of the bone restructuring... ...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
I have delayed bone age does that mean my skull will increase in circumference once my bones have reached adult age?
Unlikely : Most will reach their adult skull volume by age 10, with minor remodeling thereafter.The sutures don't fuse between the skull plates until much later. After 10 your growth ins primarily in your long bones ( legs, arms) which in most males stops at 16-18. If you have some delay (bone age of 15) that would not be enough to make more head growth likely. ...Read more
Carpal coalition: The most common form of fused carpal bones or carpal coalition is of the scaphoid and lunate. This is how you were born and your body has not needed to adapt to this as it is your normal variant. There is no evidence to lead us to believe that this will cause any untoward effects on your wrist in the future ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comminuted intraarticular distal radius wrist fracture when will i be out of the woods as far as having it fused if hardware doesn't hold? 2 lb limit
Unlikely: The prematurely closed suture closes one of 17 growth centers that allow the skull to enlarge in proportion to brain growth.The un-closed sutures allow the growth, but force the skull into distorted shape.If you don't fix it, the skull will be deformed. There are some newer minimal intervention approaches that can help the mild cases. Check into all methods but the earlier the repair the better. ...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?
Does Malnutrition and anorexia shrink or make bones smaller weaker inclunding the skull and ,can sleep deprived also have impact on bones?
Will malunion or infection of plates in my mandible cAuse short fevers 1-2 tomes a day and what is malunio Of plates ?
Mandible infection: Malunion means the bone edges have not healed or not healed properly. This may be due to infection. Once an infection sets in, the plates may require removal as it is very hard if not impossible to clear an infection with plates in place Osteomyelitis of the mandible will require long term antibiotic treatment (iv). ...Read more
Is it possible for the spine to catch up growing with long bones? E.G. After the long bone growth plates are through, the spine grows to proportion?
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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