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Doctor insights on: Ossification Of Muscles

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What is labral ossification?

What is labral ossification?

Calcium deposit: Hip joint socket has a circular cartilage around called labrum which acts like a gasket to the joint, helps to lubricate the joint, in certain degenerative conditions calcium get deposited called ' labral ossification '. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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Hello, What specifically does dystrophic ossification posterior paraspinal soft tissues mean? Thank you!

Hello,
What specifically does dystrophic ossification posterior paraspinal soft tissues mean? 
Thank you!

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

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Can anterior bridging ossification be mistaken for pseudoarthrosis?

Can anterior bridging ossification be mistaken for pseudoarthrosis?

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

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Does anyone know how long it takes for Heterotopic ossification bone to fully mature?

Does anyone know how long it takes for Heterotopic ossification bone to fully mature?

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

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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

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Can heteropic ossification happen after surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator fitted?

Can heteropic ossification happen after surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator fitted?

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

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What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44-year-old male (no glands involved).

What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44-year-old male (no glands involved).

Inflammation: Calcifications of the thyroid typically coincide with nodules and occur because of inflammation or cancer. You should see a specialist, like an endocrinologist, to better determine the cause. ...Read more

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Heterotopic ossification developed post hip arthroscopy. Thigh sore. Concern?

Heterotopic ossification developed post hip arthroscopy. Thigh sore. Concern?

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

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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?

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?

Possibly: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a reasonable option but for most patients is weaker than codeine and oxycontin. Other options would be hydrocodone and morphine. An injection directly into the knee may also help, and if all else fails you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Childs ankle — accessory ossification affecting the distal fibula but given swelling could be partial evulsion superimposed on accessory? Fracture?

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

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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?

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?

Should not effect it: To the best of my knowledge, alcohol consumption should not interfere with ossification unless it is marked intake. However, while it is possible for rib cartilage grafts to calcify, cartilage is placed (as opposed to bone grafts) in order to avoid ossification. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Muscles: Muscles involved with breathing are: intercostal muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pharyngeal muscles, and smooth muscles which line the bronchi. ...Read more

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Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

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

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Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

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

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So by the muscle s loosing up at 34weeks do that mean labor is closer than I should expect?

So by the muscle s loosing up at 34weeks do that mean labor is closer than I should expect?

Sounds normal: Loosening of the muscles is a normal part of pregnancy. If your contractions increase then that would be a different issue. ...Read more

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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

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How to get muscle?

How to get muscle?

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

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How to gain muscle?

How to gain muscle?

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

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How to gain muscle?

How to gain muscle?

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

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How to gain muscle ?

How to gain muscle
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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

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How can I build muscle at 75?

How can I build muscle at 75?

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

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Why is muscle denser than fat?

The compositions: Are different. Fat has a density of 0.9 g / ml and muscle has a density of 1.1 g/ml. ...Read more

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Is muscle much heavier than fat?

More dense: Muscle is more dense than fat- this is why fat floats in water, while muscle sinks. ...Read more

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Which muscles are affected first?

Muscles affected.: The question doesn't make sense. Please rephrase. ...Read more