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I need advice on what's the effect and importance of proper bone growth in children?

I need advice on what's the effect and importance of proper bone growth in children?

Bone growth: Bones grow regardless of health. What we can do, is put the proper ingredients into our body, to make them strong. A proper amount of Vitamin D and Calcium will make sure of that. 16 ounces of milk, or the equivalent, is recommended. ...Read more

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


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How can I keep my child’s bones healthy?

How can I keep my child’s bones healthy?

Exercise and Diet: Children exercise by playing so that strengthens their bones. A diet that is balanced and full of fresh foods will help. Being sure vitamin d is adequate as that and calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are important for bone health. Diet can provide most of it. If concerned use a supplement as well. My favorite is juice plus. ...Read more

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Can the child still grow at bone age 18?

Can the child still grow at bone age 18?

They are done: By a bone age of 18 in males, linear growth has stopped. ...Read more

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What can cause low bone density in a child?

What can cause low bone density in a child?

Lots of things: To name a few: chronic disease, chronic corticosteroid and some other drug use, metabolic bone disease, genetic diseases involving bone, poor nutrition, hyperthyroidism, gonadal failure, etc. ...Read more

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How many bones are in an adult vs in a child?

How many bones are in an adult vs in a child?

Same: The number is the same, although the level of calcium deposition and strength are different. There are some stray bony pieces called joint mice that show up in stray sights in adults, but the basic number of bnes is the same at any age. ...Read more

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How does hypercortisolism affect bone growth in a child?

How does hypercortisolism affect bone growth in a child?

Complex: so far researchers are trying to find the exact mechanism, however accepted hypothesis validated by several researchers is that excess glucocorticoids (cortisone) affects growth hormone function/production by different mechanisms at different levels of control, hope that helps ...Read more

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For how long does a triquetral bone take to heal in kids?

For how long does a triquetral bone take to heal in kids?

Rare: This is an extremely rare injury. I have practiced hand surgery for 23 years and never seen an isolated triquetral fracture. Carpal bones have limited blood supply so healing can be slow. Could be 10 - 12 weeks in children and depends on fracture location and success of reduction. ...Read more

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How much time does a triquetral bone take to heal in kids?

How much time does a triquetral bone take to heal in kids?

Hope this helps: The treatment of carpal fractures aims to restore pain-free motion of the wrist and reduce the patient’s risk of developing osteoarthritis of the carpal bones. Most stable, non-displaced fractures of carpal bones are treated with casting for 6-8 wks. Most isolated carpal fractures (except the scaphoid, which has a more tenuous blood supply) heal uneventfully. Kids typically heal faster than adults ...Read more

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What is the name of the disease where a baby or child's bones break easily?

What is the name of the disease where a baby or child's bones break easily?

O.I.: One is osteogenesis imperfecta.. It is a genetic disorder where bones break for no apparent reason. There are different types, all varying in severity. ...Read more

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