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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...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


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Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Can 3 screws in my metacarpal set off metal detectors in airports?

Possibly: I would not think that 3 small screws in a metacarpal bone would set off metal detectors but they could with the advances in scanning technology at airports. If you have any documentation relating to the surgery you received that could be helpful. If not I am sure they would just use a wand scanner to focus on areas of concern and only your hand should trigger a positive response. ...Read more

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Wire sliver 1/2" long sole of foot finally got out today ok?

Wire sliver 1/2" long sole of foot finally got out today ok?

Pesky slivers: Wire slivers, more than wood, have a way of working their way out. That is good for you. Now watch for signs of redness or swelling. If concerned , see a professional. ...Read more

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Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Is it child abuse if parents of those olympic champs have power over their money from cereal commercials?

Parents have a duty: ...To oversee their children's finances. If they mess it up, that's neglect; if they cause harm to their children to increase their earnings, that's abuse. ...Read more

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Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law.   41.4 lbs  how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Booster seats: You can safely switch your child to a booster seat if she's at least 4 years old and she weighs 40 pounds or more or has grown too tall for her car seat (when her shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap slots in the car seat's back). ...Read more

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My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?

My son is 2 years removed from a L5 bi-lateral pars fracture. He's played baseball & baskerball with no set backs. Is it safe for him to play football?

No Reliable Answer: Football: routinely higher stress, higher impact ; more frequent impact activity than baseball or basketball. People with no recognized anatomic variations end up with major injuries playing football, as well as all sports. It is impossible for the most sophisticated orthopedic surgeon (bone carpenter) in the world to answer your question with any certainty. Also keep in mind its your son's choice. ...Read more

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Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Return to play: Depends a lot upon what type of fracture there is. There are many variables such as location degree of displacement age of the injured treatment that is needed risk for repeat injury and the list goes on. Even a fracture in the same exact spot for example a thumb fracture may be treated differently. To an observer it may seem similar but likely it is not. ...Read more

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Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Born of 28 wks, twig thin 29 male, 99lbs, 5'6" asthmatic, look like 19, diff socializing, girls cnsdr me a kid, earn no respect due to child like body?

Exercise: Consider regular exercise including strength training to bulk up your muscle. Your problem with socializing is likely partly from your posture and attitude. Be more self-confident and you will likely become more attractive to the other sex. ...Read more

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They put stainless steel caps on 3 teeth of my 5 yo autistic son because we wanted no metal. Will this leak?

They put stainless steel caps on 3 teeth of my 5 yo autistic son because we wanted no metal. Will this leak?

Not likely: Stainless steel caps are strong and usually do not leak. However, the teeth can still abcess under the cap depending upon how badly decayed the tooth was before the dentist put the cap on the tooth. The goal is to save the tooth as long as possible to hold the space open for the developing permanent tooth. Stainless steel caps are very safe and have little to no complications. ...Read more

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My children suffering from congenital cross joint dislocation. Her current age was 15 mouths.

My children suffering from congenital cross joint dislocation. Her current age was 15 mouths.

Unclear: what you are asking. Please resend your question with more details arrange a virtual consult. Thank you ...Read more

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Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Should all kids play sports? Is no-cut policy good or unfair to top players?

Not all competitive: Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise. What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more

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Will my piercings set off the airport metal detectors.?

Will my piercings set off the airport metal detectors.?

Possibly: Like any metal (buttons, zippers, necklaces) if there is enough mass to register on the machine, it is possible that your piercings will activate the alarm. Rather than deal with the delay and the potential embarrassment, consider removing them before the tsa experience. ...Read more

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Even after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture, Is it risky to do knuckle push ups, punching sandbags etc. while having metal plate placed on your 5th metacarpal bone ?

Even after completely recovering from Boxer's Fracture, Is it risky to do knuckle push ups, punching sandbags etc. while having metal plate placed on your 5th metacarpal bone ?

Not really: if you healed completely,they will be no restrictions on your boxing,or any activity associated with it. the metal plate is permanent,unless it start causing any problem,but it will not be a reason to restricted your activities. ...Read more

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Major recession bottom teeth. Gingival grafting help to save futher bone loss or just pull them all out? Teeth pretty solid in place. Bone graft to?

Why?: It is important to determine the factors contributing to the root exposure as well as the severity. Root exposure is accompanied by bone loss. A periodontist is best suited to handle this and should complete a thorough assessment. Once you are informed of the options, you may feel differently. At 72, with no mobility to the teeth, your bone is likely good enough for many years. ...Read more

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Can 2 screws in my foot set off a metal detector?

Can 2 screws in my foot set off a metal detector?

No, because: Titanium is a special metal that will not set off the airport detectors. ...Read more

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Will stainless plate in arm set off alarms at airport? Told to carry note by surgeon

Will stainless plate in arm set off alarms at airport? Told to carry note by surgeon

Airport alarms: There is no need to carry a card or letter when you travel. If the security monitor is made more sensitive, hardware or total joint implants can set off the alarm. In this scenario, you will be pulled aside and either scanned by hand by tsa, or some other form of exam. There is nothing you can provide the tsa agent that would prevent the additional exam. Good luck! ...Read more