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Leprosy Deformed Bones
The broken ones hurt: Osteogenesis imperfecta patients have weakened, brittle bones. The bones break easily and broken bones are painful. A patient appearing in pain should be checked for a new fracture. A person with o.I. Without fractures, probably does not have bone pain, unless he has some areas of small-scale bone damage from over-movement, stress, or pressure. O.I. Specialists can better evaluate such a patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hypermobile, poor healing, broken bones from cycle accidents. Need tests for brittle bone disease?
Depends : [profile indicates possible rheumatoid deformity of hands]. If you have this condition a cure may not be available. But our hand and plastic surgeons do an amazing job in getting the hands looking as close to normal as possible; not just cosmetics, but actual gain in function. Need to be on better meds than Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 & mtx 7.5 to slow down further damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?
Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
If bones are fused, can you grow taller by increasing spine height? Is there any procedures to get taller after bones plates are fused.?
Not usually: View the skull like a motorcycle helmet. With trauma, you want protection, and if the helmet breaks, it is likely that the head will not. The skull protects the brain, and usually fractures are like the helmet, i.e., the brain is safe. However, some skull fractures are in bad places, and result in hemorrhages (middle meningeal artery). Few head injuries are fatal, but many cause brain trauma. ...Read more
Not naturally: The increase bedding or widows hump caused from osteoporosis is not naturally reversible. With acute fractures of the thoracic spine, at times a kyphoplasty may be performed to inject bone cement into to collapsed vertebra to build it back up, but long standing multi-level changes are not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to protect collapse of talus dome. Diagnosed with avn 6 month post injury. Undisplaced verticle talus body fracture. No joint involved. Ptb brace?
Depends: Vertebral osteomyelitis by itself is usually not contagious. If associated with tuberculosis or other systemic infection can get infection from secretions of pulmonary component of disease. MRSA(methicilllin resistent staphylococcus aureus) can involve bone and have skin lesions that can be contagious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spine & hips mostly: With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 years or older, or have other risk factors like being thin, check with your primary health provider to see about being screened for osteoporosis. A good source for proven prevention tips is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more