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Remedies For Deformed Shape Of Skull
Yes: Yes there are solutions for shoulder and neck curvature and spine problems. Consult a physician who will decide whether your problems can be treated medically or surgical intervention is needed. ...Read more
What is a severe facial deformity in which the lower facial plate bones and jaw give the appearance of a face half its normal size?
One sign of many: Hemifacial microsomia is having one side of the face smaller than the other. This can be found in isolation or as part of consetllations of abnormalities found in syndromes. If you think this is going on with youself or someone you know (child or adult), that person should consult with a facial plastic surgeon or oral surgeon who does 'orthognathic surgery'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basilar Skull fxr: The classic signs of a basilar skull fracture include "raccoon eyes" and "battle's sign". Raccoon eyes = dark discoloration around the eyes that, well, gives a raccoon like appearance. Battle's sign is a hematoma (bruising and bulge) behind the ear. Other signs include bloody drainage from the ear with or without cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from the ear. ...Read more
What are the surgical options to fix unequal arm bone length. The cause is damaged growth plates from childhood fracture. 8mm difference in the bones.
My scoliosis curve in thoracic area isnt a transitioning curve but 2 of the circular bones look almost diagonal to each other causes?
Impossible to say...: It is impossible to comment without actually being able to look at the x-rays. Pictures are so dependent on how you are positioned during the picture that to comment on what you perceive is diagonal is impossible and would be of no help to you. You need to sit with your doctor who ordered the x-rays and actually point out what you are concerned about and have him or her explain what you see! ...Read more
I'm 20 and m, my wrist bone size is very small in width. My growth plates are fused. Is there a chance they'll grow wider in the future?
No: If the growth plates have closed, further growth in length will not occur. The width is probably set now as well. ...Read more
Indentions on both sides of angle parallel to the back bones of the ankle/foot I realize there's a natural indention there But this looks deeper than ?
There is really: no way to answer your question without viewing the X-rays. I'm not sure what you are describing. If you want to initiate a HeathTap consult, you can upload the images and I would be happy to review them. ...Read more
How much of a difference can be truly made for an adult that undergoes cranial facial surgery in removing back head flatness?
Surgery: Hard to answer from your description. You should discuss it with a surgeon ...Read more
I'm 39 & I've noticed a change in the Shape of my skull. The flat area @ my crown is a deeper dent & I have a ridge behind both ears? Causes/concerns?
Should not change: Once the skull has finished growing which is no later than 25 years old there should be no change in the skull shape. Behind the ears, the skull does feel like ridges. A further indentation at the crown area would indicate possibly some new bone growth. There are some disorders in which this occurs but they are not usually selective to just the skull. Paget's is one. See your MD and be checked. ...Read more
It could: You need to speak to the physician who did the repair, (or another ENT specialist if yours is not nearby) and soon if this or the surgery happened recently or suddenly. Remember though that noses change with age. If this was done in youth, all bets are off! Good luck. ...Read more
It's all the same: Closed reduction just means the bones are returned (reduced) to their normal position, without having to open up the skin and muscle to see and manipulate the bone. Some times local or general anesthetic is needed to perform the reduction. The reduced bones are then immobilized until healing is complete, about 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer