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Doctor insights on: Pediatric Vs Adult Joint Diseases

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What is degenerative joint diseases like?

What is degenerative joint diseases like?

TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various degenerative conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing tissues of the tmj. ...Read more

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What are risks of degenerative joint diseases?

What are risks of degenerative joint diseases?

Getting older!: The risks are not usually high but may lead to a decreased range of motion and possible arthritis with associated muscle weakness or atrophy if the joints are less used due to pain that may also lead to damage of soft tissue structures in and about these joints which can even lead to surgery and possible joint replacement if symptoms become severe enough and that joint can be replaced or fused. ...Read more

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Are there joint diseases you can get in childhood?

Are there joint diseases you can get in childhood?

Childhood joints: There are a number of disorders that children can develop in their joints including orthopedic (fractures, trauma,infections), neoplastic diseases with joint infiltration, complications from obesity, rheumatologic / autoimmune diseases (arthritis, etc.). ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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How does a pediatric dentist differ from an adult dentist?

How does a pediatric dentist differ from an adult dentist?

Pediatric dentist: A pediatric dentist does an additional 2 years residency training program focusing on treating children and often times special needs patients. ...Read more

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What is apophyseal joint disease?

What is apophyseal joint disease?

Apophysitis: is a term used to describe inflammation or pain at a secondary growth center. Example: a child may have calcaneal apophysitis. Calcaneus is the heel bone. The back of the heel when not developed is a separate piece of bone than the body of the heel bone and sometimes kids get pain at this location…..at the growth centers... ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause joint pain?

Yes: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases and both can be associated with joint pains, though it's more common with crohn's disease than with ulcerative colitis. Usually the joint pains get worse when the digestive problems flare up. Here's a link to some more info on this: http://ibdcrohns.About.Com/cs/relatedconditions/a/arthritisibd.Htm. ...Read more

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What is temporomandibular joint disorder?

What is temporomandibular joint disorder?

Inflammation: Temporomandicular joint disorder (TMJ) is a common inflammatory condition of the joint between your jaw bone and your skull at the temples. This joint is subject to trauma, overuse, arthritis, etc. Just like any other joint. If you suspect this condition, see your family doctor or internist for treatment options and a possible referral. ...Read more

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What diseases cause joint swelling, redness , . ?

What diseases cause joint swelling, redness , . ?

Joint swelling: Many diseases may cause this: degenerative arthritis, synovitis, septic joint, superficial infection, tumor, fracture, etc. ...Read more

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What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

More likely allergic: Allergy is present in 90% of children with asthma but only 50% of adults with asthma. ...Read more

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Why did pediatric infectious diseases call my house?

Why did pediatric infectious diseases call my house?

Hard to say: It is impossible to say. You would have to call the doctor and find out what they wanted. It is possible that they called the wrong phone number. ...Read more

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What is done for an adult strep infection in joints?

What is done for an adult strep infection in joints?

Culture and antibiot: The "bug" should be identified in joint fluid and it's sensitivity to various antibiotics determined. Usually IV antibiotics are initially used, but a septic joint can lead quickly to arthritis, and in some cases orthopedic intervention is required. Paradoxically, I do see overdiagnosis of strep septic joints because it is a common contaminant from skin. ...Read more

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Are painful joints symptoms for a disease or condition?

Are painful joints symptoms for a disease or condition?

They could for both: A painful joints could be a sign of a disease or condition. Like having pain in the joints with flu, or psoriasis or you could have infection in the joint it self. ...Read more

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Pediatrics (Definition)

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