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Kids Craft Bone Fence
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
The child's palatine processes have not fused. How can you tell if his palatine bones have fused normally?
Palpation,inspection: The palate is formed by ridges that grows inward to meet in the midline. If it does not you may have a visable cleft palate, a defect you can feel under the skin called a sub-mucous cleft & that may be reflected in a split of the uvula, that thing that sticks down in the middle.A cleft uvula can sometimes sticks together like wet book pages & be missed on exam. ...Read more
Not realy known: There is not a specific etiology of the bone cyst, however, cohen theorized that the unicameral bone cyst occurs when interstitial fluids in cancellous bones quickly accumulate in one region from blockage to expand and form the cyst. ...Read more
Some ok, some not...: I agree with not drinking soft-drinks with sugar, a major issue in childhood obesity. While drinks like 7-up, sprite, & gingerale, provide no bone loss, it is well shown that drinking beverages with more than carbonated water, which are soft drinks containg phosphoric acid (colas, dr. Peppers) do cause a net loss of calcium in urine. At best, they should be occasional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1:50,000 is the : overall incidence. Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, Types I, II & III map to genes on chromosomes 8, 11 & 19, respectively. Multiple osteochondromas can occur in a few other syndromes, also. See http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-multiple-exostoses. His pediatrician or pediatric orthopedist can order a Chromosomal Microarray & refer him for a clinical genetics evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9yr old thin m. One rib seems to poke out more than the other. Is definitely bone, not tissue. Child does Judo. No pain. Should we be worried?
Address next visit: It is not unusual for a thin child to have some mild asymmetry and to see a little difference on one side compared to the other. I would have his pediatrician take a look at it. Also he should have a good exam for scoliosis, early scoliosis can sometimes cause an asymmetrical appearance of the rib cage as well. Your doc will let you know if any xrays are necessary! ...Read more
Cytometric immunuphenotypic study was performed on the child bone marrow please explain what this study measures and how this study improved diagnosis?
Ask your oncologist: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to ask such questions. This test is a way to further classify blood cancers into the various sub-types once the diagnosis has been made and it is a lymphoma or leukemia. It can help define the various cell types based on the immunological cell characteristics or cell markers. ...Read more