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This depends...: On what sport you are looking to participate in. Higher impact sports that involve a lot of impact and stopping and starting are probably not a good idea. Few professional athletes have attempted such a return with limited success. Low impact activities should not be a problem, but you should discuss what your limitations are with your joint replacement surgeon. ...Read more
Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In a recent survey it was found that, sportswomen are eight times more likely to suffer injury like anterior cruciate ligament (acl) than men. It is considered as an epidemic. The study also confirmed the fact that more than thousands of sportswomen undergo ACL operations each year. Hips, back and shoulders – women players in the sport of rugby are more prone to shoulder injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes any Fx can do so: but the muscles tissue heals rapidly and rarely with any long term problems. The SH fx's in the hands/fingers, toes/feet. or wrists or ankles, mostly do not have many muscles around them, except rather small ones; and when they are damaged they do heal rapidly. ...Read more
2 answers: In patients who are truly at high risk for a hip fracture, Fosamax (alendronate) will decrease the risk of a fracture by 50%. However, in about 1 person in 1000-5000 there will be an increased risk because the medication is too strong. The current recommendation by many experts is to not use this type of medication for prevention unless you are high risk for a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on the location and severity. You may be able to play with extra padding around the area. Ask your physician his/her recommendation for your specific case. ...Read more
Internal Fixation: The fastest recovery from a scaphoid fracture will come from getting the bone to heal as quickly as possible. If cast treatment is chosen then using a cast which provides adequate fixation for your fracture is needed. Percutaneous fixation can return a patient to sports more quickly ( see http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=gqeygwpnbdg ). Bone growth stimulators may help speed healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?
If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more
Mother has osteoporosis and in wheelchair got.numerous vertebre compressionn fractutes.im39 with SCS for l5d1pain.Is osteoporosis hereditary?
Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more
17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr
High grade MCL tear: Assuming high grade MCL tear on MRI with stable knee. If she has good performance on sprinting, can make cuts on the knee, can perform one-legged jumping, trampoline, wobble board, and has close to 100% strength and minimal pain on wobble test. If she wants to play in college may be best to reconstruct so rehab can begin prior to college. ...Read more
Evidence?: I know of no level 1 evidence that would support this. There is a successful education program for female athlete for jumping and skiing, however that doesn't mean that they are not safer. Men tend to do more 'contact' sports that may be where you are coming from. But comparing apples to apples, track to track; swimming to swimming..Etc i don't know of any research supporting that comment. ...Read more