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I was diagnosed with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis). Can you please help me find a doctor near my mid-michigan home?

I was diagnosed with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis).  Can you please help me find a doctor near my mid-michigan home?

Expand geo search: Pachydermoperiostosis is a very rare inherited condition. It's so rare, that it's considered an orphan disease. Therefore, i'd avoid putting a geographic restriction on your search. My 1st suggestion is to ask the doctor who made diagnosis who s/he would suggest. Then check out http://rarediseases.Info.Nih.Gov/gard/7299/pachydermoperiostosis/resources/1 as starting point for specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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What are bulge and facet osteoarthropathy?

What are bulge and facet osteoarthropathy?

See below: The bulge is usually due to a deteriorating spinal disc which is losing it`s shock absorber ability, and thus putting pressure and weight on the facet joints which results in damage to these joint with bone formation which can lead to symptoms from the nerve root leaving that joint from the spinal cord ...Read more

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Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

Where could  one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read more

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What is element hypertrophy?

Hypertropphy: Just means that something is increased in size. For example lots of weight lifting leads to muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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What is facet hypertrophy?

What is facet hypertrophy?

Arthritis: The spine has disks and facet joints at each level. The disks in the front of the spine begin to wear initially. This is followed by loss of height at the disk and then the facet joints begin to wear out. The body builds bone spurs around the joint which is facet hypertrophy in an attempt to stabilize the joint. This is typical of arthritis in hips, knees, knuckles etc. ...Read more

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What is a hypertrophic thyroid?

What is a hypertrophic thyroid?

Goiter: Hypertrophic means "enlarged". Presumably you are reading an ultrasound report or some kind of imaging. Sounds like you have an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Did they see "nodules"? You should have thyroid blood tests to determine thyroid activity. In a 26 yo woman, high likelihood of Graves or Hashimotos. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is adenoid hypertrophy?

What is adenoid hypertrophy?

Large adenoids: It's terminology which means large adenoid tissue. It's only a problem if the large adenoids are causing some obstruction of the airway or eustachian tube, and/or leading to a chronic infection. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic marrow

What is hypertrophic marrow

Increased marrow: Hypertrophy refers to an increase in mass of an organ. An overworked muscle that enlarges is hypertrophied. For bone marrow, it means there is an increased quantity of blood making cells in the marrow. It does not tell you if those cells are normal blood making cells or a sign of disease. Persistent blood loss, for example, could cause an increase (hypertrophy) in erythroid precursors. ...Read more

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What is synovial hypertrophy?

See details: It is thickening of the membrane which lines the joint, usually as the result of inflammation. ...Read more