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Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw Bone
A drug side-effect: The drugs for osteoporosis and metastatic bone cancer called bisphosphonates (includes fosamax, actonel, boniva, reclast, (zoledronic acid) zometa, aredia) are associated with a side-effect where part of the bone of the jaw dies, the gum sloughs off, and bone shows where the gum was lost. It is treatable but not always curable. It has also been found with bevicizumab, an anti-cancer drug, and after jaw radiation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Aseptic necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis (AVN), or ischemic bone necrosis. It is a condition that occurs when there is diminished blood to the bone. An interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If the environment is not altered or improved, the involved bone may eventually collapse and ...Read more
Biphosphonates: From: http://www.merck.com ONJ, which can occur spontaneously, is generally associated with tooth extraction and/or local infection with delayed healing, and has been reported in patients taking bisphosphonates, including FOSAMAX (alendronate). Clinical judgment of the treating physician and/or oral surgeon should guide the management plan of each patient based on individual benefit/risk assessment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bone destruction : Bone death from lack of circulation. This term literally means death of the bone on the head of the femur from lack of blood supply. What caused this is very hard to determine. Sometimes the surgeon can determine what the cause is from when he or she does surgery on the hip. This condition usually means that the patient needs to have a hip replacement. ...Read more
Access: Good question. 1) bone marrow is present in multiple locations including the "long bones" (arms, legs), sternum, and hips , 2) the psis - posterior superior iliac spine (hip) is relatively flat with a thinner cortex, so is easier to access and is not near vital structures (like the heart and lungs). ...Read more
What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.
Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age related: As teeth are repositioned alveolar bone remodels to support the teeth within the limits of basal bone support. Talk to a qualified orthodontic specialist who will know the limits your body impose on your expected orthodontic result. ...Read more
Does a dental panoramic X-ray show the positioning of the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw for implant planning?
Rare: Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. There are some differences between the mandible and maxilla, but they are really not that significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has White line on shoulder bone x ray. In the middle of the bone. Shoulder pain for months?
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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