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How To Measure Genu Varum In Adults
How many ways of operation there is to correct genua valga (knock knees) in adults? How large the scar will be?
Yes, a goniometer is: An instrument that measures angles. In genu valgum, knees are angled inward, and in genu varum, they bow out. With a goniometer, a precise measurement can be taken and recorded for reference. A less precise way would be to measure the distance between the ankles with the legs extended for valgum and between the knees for varum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Doc said decompressing maneuvers to 25 vertebrae can cause 3 inch height gain in adults (late30s).What are the maneuvers? Is it perman ht gain for yrs
No!!!: As they say P T Barnum said "There is a sucker born every minute.", and "Nobody ever got poor on underestimating the gullibility of the American public." That is a totally bogus claim. After your long bones finish growing at between 16-18 years of age in most people, that's it. The only way you can get taller is wearing high heel shoes or stilts! ...Read more
Exactly how common is vp shunt independence? Will young people eventually outgrow the need for one as they grow older?
Shunt indepedence: A common asked question but a commonly unknown answer. Very few patients with shunts truly become independent, in my own experience it is probably only about 5%. There is a surgery, known as a iiird ventriculostomy where a hole can be made at the base of the brain to bypass the fluid obstruction - if successful the shunt can be removed but not all patients fulfill the criteria for this operation. ...Read more
What is the order of growth plates closure in boys? By x-raying, why do pediatricians usually just X-ray the wrist, to determine predicted adult hight?
22 y.o female, bow legged from knees down, have knee problems and am curious about treatment options to correct the bow leggedness.
Orthopedic referral: Determine why your legs are bowed and then review treatment options. I have a feeling surgical treatment might be the answer and would have been better done when you were still growing. Review your options and all the best. ...Read more
Yes.: It usually does, albeit slowly, depending upon how significant the valgus angle is. ...Read more
No different: The ossification pattern of the patella is not different. It has a single ossification center and ossifies in a centrifugal pattern. ...Read more
Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?
Do wiskott aldrich kids grow into adulthood, and if so, what symptoms do wiskott aldrich adults have? How do the adults differ from the kids?
Depends : High functioning individuals may still struggle with the skills needed to completely live independently and require additional help. If they do not live in an area that has services for adults this role may completely fall to the parents. If they are fortunate there may be supervised adult housing and vocational training that will lead to increased independence. ...Read more
What CPOS : This way i could your question. Thank you. ...Read more
31, knee 21 degrees of angle, dr states to young for replacement, angle to fargone for osteotomy, no acl, what can I do..
Surgery is option: Without knowing all of the details of your situation, the options for someone with a severely arthritic knee and angular deformity may benefit from bracing, an osteotomy (to correct alignment and reload the knee), or a total knee arthroplasty. While 31 is very young for a total knee, sometimes it is the best option. I wouldn't rule it out completely, but would use it as the option of last resort. ...Read more
Alignment issue: You cannot cure genu valgum with exercises. This is an alignment issue. Some people, however, have increasing genu valgum over time. This is typically a result of progressive arthritis in the outer half of their knees with possible stretching on the medial (inner) collateral ligament. ...Read more
Does the wieght gain in foetus is meant to the male baby.Males are younger to females.They deliver first?
Odd wording: If you are looking for a way to predict the gender of a fetus.weight gain pattern is not. Males and females conceived at the same time are the same.Weight gain differences are based on complex genetic factors and the efficiency of the placenta. You find out gender with genetic tests or an ultrasound after about 18 wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same way: If you have plagiocephaly as an adult it means it couldn't be corrected in your childhood. The cranial clinics operated by neurosurgeons are generally located in the teaching hospitals, which you should locate in your area to get a consultation. Your primary physician can refer you to one. ...Read more