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My baby has multiple fractures. Are there any bone diseases linked to low vitamin a and high copper test results that can cause long bone fractures?

My baby has multiple fractures.  Are there any bone diseases linked to low vitamin a and high copper test results that can cause long bone fractures?

Osteogenesis : Imperfecta? These disorders are rare in children, so may need evaluation at dedicated children's hospital, by pediatric endocrinologist / orthopedist for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...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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Describe how long bones grow?

Describe how long bones grow?

It's a long story...: Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells. These columns grow one cell at a time, and cells at the bottom swell and die and become a scaffold for bone formation. It is too complicated to describe in 400 characters, but this might help: http://www.Sophia.Org/bone-development-endochondral-ossification-tutorial. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Painful broken bones. Corrected with surgery. Keep weight off to heal. ...See more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Check the CDC website to see what is recommended.
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Asthmatics, diabetics, dialysis patients should have flu shots!
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The only thing you need to get Shingles is a history of chickenpox.
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Update TDaP every 10 yrs.
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I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments ?

I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think  it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments ?

Several days: Bone bruises can take a few weeks to resolve. Rest and ice will help alleviate pain and swelling. You should consult an orthopedic specialist and have X rays just to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Drinking bone marrow broths help! has solubilized calcium, msm, glucosamine, glutamine in it. ...See more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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I am 23 years old, female. And since i was 18 I have had these long deep lines under eyes, above cheek bone. How can I get rid of them completely?

I am 23 years old, female. And since i was 18 I have had these long deep lines under eyes, above cheek bone. How can I get rid of them completely?

Eye lids: without a photograph it is difficult to assess your problem. It is possible that this is something that can be treated with fillers. Have your eyes evaluates by a board certified surgeon who treats eyelids. ...Read more

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Hi, can the microscopic stress fractures caused by weight training also increase the length of long bones if the growth plates have yet to close?

Hi, 
     can the microscopic stress fractures caused by weight training also increase the length of long bones if the growth plates have yet to close?

Stress fracture: Stress fractures on teenagers or adults have to be treated if there question of joint involvement or not. If the joint is affected surgery can be done to prevent shifts in the cartilage and gaps in the joint space. Sometimes pinning the fracture can correct it also. It is especially important for teenagers to beware of stress fractures near growth plates, they will affect the growth of the bone. ...Read more