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Ossification Of Muscles
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
What specifically does dystrophic ossification posterior paraspinal soft tissues mean?
Dystro calcificn: Hello~ this means that there is some unusual calcification in the paraspinal soft tissue ie; calcification in the soft tissue, that surrounds the inter-vertebral spinal facet joints, and it accompanies arthritis in these joints, and usually shows significant wear and tear, or post-operative changes in the joints. It can be pain free too. Thanks ...Read more
No: They are actually opposite concepts. Pseudoarthrosis is result of creation of a movable joint; bridging stops movement of a joint that is normally movable. ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat, but usually in the area of 4-6 months. A mature case of HO will have a well circumscribed ring of cortical appearing bone around it on X-ray. ...Read more
What's the treatment for small irregular Heterotopic Ossification that has broken off and is causing pain?
Location depends: The simple answer is to remove it. But the location depends on what the best therapy is, and if the symptoms are truly from the Hererotropic Ossification ...Read more
Yes, but rare:
Heterotopic ossification is bone formed in soft tissues from trauma -- from a bruise to an injection, to surgery of any kind. Bone forms in the healing cells that generally knit the soft tissues together -- SOFTLY! The hard bone formed can be painful, and is easily felt or seen on x-rays, as it contains calcium.
Please see your doctor about this. If it doesn't bother, no treatment needed! ...Read more
If heteropic ossification formed after surgery on lower back would it present as a large hard circular lump under the scar? Would FB test show?
9 year olds X-ray showed accessory ossification affecting distal fibula. Have put in a cast but also said could be partial evulsion — which is better?
Does not matter: The treatment would be the same for either problem or though the partial avulsion may heal faster. ...Read more
What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44-year-old male (no glands involved).
I read on a doctor's blog about xrays that "only approximately 15% of old(nasal)fractures heal by ossification." How do most nasal fractures heal then
Scar Tissus: Fibrous scar tissue like a skin laceration ...Read more
Heterotopic: Ossif can occur from muscle or joint periarticular swelling or inflammation. Speak to your surgeon about whether medications or radiation may be indicated to reduce or limit its effects. Much depends upon the extent, the depth and the regions involved i.e. which muscle planes are affected, how that influences motion, how far away or close to the joint. Gentle therapy and ROM can help ...Read more
Pain meds for a failed MFx (extremely painful ossification unde patella and trochlea): neither codeine nor oxycontin helped. How about ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen)? Or?
Childs ankle — accessory ossification affecting the distal fibula but given swelling could be partial evulsion superimposed on accessory? Fracture?
See doctor: Depending on your child's age a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon or orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist would be good options. Without any specific trauma it's unlikely to be a "fracture." it is possible for accessory ossification centers to become symptommatic. ...Read more
I've had facial implants from rib cartilage, will moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 glasses of wine a night) interfere with ossification of the implan?
Muscles: Muscles involved with breathing are: intercostal muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pharyngeal muscles, and smooth muscles which line the bronchi. ...Read more
Pull-up vs chin-up: Check out following for differences btwn pull-ups vs chin-ups, both of which work the back, arms & shoulders but from different perspectives & to different degrees: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/exercise-face-off-pull-up-vs-chin-up & http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/pull-ups-vs-chin-ups/. ...Read more
Many: The chin up involves your forearms(wrist flexors/grip), biceps and lattisimus dorsi(back). So pulls up are close but more difficult related to the wrist pronation. "Lat pull downs" are a mimic for pull ups(but seated). Rowing motions, like seated cable rows, bent over dumbbell rows or inverted rows, will also work similar muscles but at different angles. ...Read more
What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr. S?
See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more
Diet ; exercise: More muscle needs a program of weight lifting as well as a balanced diet, ; protein supplements during ur heavy workouts ;on ur light days do cardiovascular exercises, also adequate sleep. C an atc @ a health club and get set up with a program tailored 2 ur needs ; abilities. ...Read more
Work muscles harder: If muscles are used repeatedly until they tire, but are not injured, then they will grow bigger and stronger! If one does not eat or drink more calories than he uses during exercise, then his body will burn up fat for fuel. However, if he drinks a big orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get chubbier even though he is exercising. ...Read more
Resistance training: To build mass, work the muscle group in question hard. Maximum resistance, 8-10 repetitions per set, three sets, 3-4x/week. Several types of exercise. Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulator if okay by your physician. Eat sensibly and moderately with enough lean protein. Anabolic steroids give mass but harm you as a person. ...Read more
Work hard: You gain muscle by subjecting your body to a load that it cannot handle, allow appropriate time and rest for your body to accomodate, and provide your body with the appropriate nutrition to support that activity. That translates into hard work in the gym while avoiding overtraining, getting enough sleep, and eating a well-balanced diet. There are no safe, legal shortcuts. ...Read more
Yes!: First get clearance from your family physician or geriatrician, then start exercising. There's no day like today to start! You don't need to go to the gym or buy any fancy equipment. Just try a few push-ups, squats and a short walk to start. You can also curl & press cans of food and graduate up to gallons of water. Don't forget proper nutrition w/plenty of lean protein, fiber & healthy fats. ...Read more