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How long does finger deformity associated with broken bone last?

How long does finger deformity associated with broken bone 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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Fused Skull Bones (Definition)

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


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My child was dianogsed with cranial synostosis (fused skull plates). What can I expect as far as treatment goes?

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

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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

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

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How long does a bone need to heal? Broken big toe. 2/3 of bone, very slight displacement.

How long does a bone need to heal? Broken big toe. 2/3 of bone, very slight displacement.

6-8 weeks: Some docs would not allow you to walk on this and would prefer you crutch walk, need to follow your docs orders. ...Read more

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Broken toe (last bone basis).Slight displacement & slightly affected joint. Do i need surgery? 2 docs said no by now. Possible long term consequences?

Broken toe (last bone basis).Slight displacement & slightly affected joint. Do i need surgery? 2 docs said no by now. Possible long term consequences?

Possible: A fracture involving the joint is more serious, however will often not require surgery. They will often monitor for proper healing and alignment. ...Read more

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I have congenital dislocated radius, how long does it take to recover from excision of the radial head surgery ?

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

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When do hip bones fuse? I'm 19 and was wondering if my hip bones can still widen at this age.

When do hip bones fuse? I'm 19 and was wondering if my hip bones can still widen at this age.

Bone growth complete: Bones continue to grow in length upto about 20 years of age. There is no fusion involved as such, it is just expansion and increase in length. You are about there already. ...Read more

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I have delayed bone age does that mean my skull will increase in circumference once my bones have reached adult age?

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

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My carpal bones are fused together. How will this affect me?

My carpal bones are fused together. How will this affect me?

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 more

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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

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

PostTraumatic Dz: Assuming it was fixed well you may never need anything else done. The good news is a study not too long ago showed that xray appearance of posttraumatic arthritis doesn't correlate with pain. I tell my patients once the bone is healed have at it in terms of use and should symptoms ensue then cross that bridge if needed. I would tell you these have pain in them 6-9 months before max improved. ...Read more

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Can a child with mild craniocynostosis that goes untreated grow up without any head deformaties?

Can a child with mild craniocynostosis that goes untreated grow up without any head deformaties?

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 more

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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?

Get Ortho consult: For someone with many question about bones, getting an Ortho consult would be a good idea. They may provide a genetic referral to see if you fit into one of the inherited bone diseases, which can provide the explanation to your quarries. Good luck?? ...Read more

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Does Malnutrition and anorexia shrink or make bones smaller weaker inclunding the skull and ,can sleep deprived also have impact on bones?

Does Malnutrition and anorexia shrink or make bones smaller weaker inclunding the skull and ,can sleep deprived also have impact on bones?

Malnutrition and/or: anorexia doesn't necessarily shrink the bones, but it can cause a loss of bone density, which weakens the bones and makes them susceptible to fractures. Sleep disorders like apnea may also increase the risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Will malunion or infection of plates in my mandible cAuse short fevers 1-2 tomes a day and what is malunio Of plates ?

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

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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?

Yes unless you have : An undiagnosed spine problem like a scoliosis or kyphosis which can make the trunk appear to be shorter. There is still some bone growth until early 20's. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Deformed Shape Of Skull (Definition)

A deformed or altered shape of the skull is common in newborns. Newborn head molding is an abnormal head shape that results from pressure on the ...Read more