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Remedies For Delayed Closure Of Anterior Fontanel
Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more
In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more
Not common.see below: Major periprocedural complications (i.e. Death, hemorrhage requiring blood transfusion, cardiac tamponade, need for surgical intervention, and fatal pulmonary emboli) occurred in 1.5% of patients, and minor complications (bleeding not requiring transfusion, transient atrial arrhythmias, device embolization with successful catheter retrieval, device arm fracture, air embolism with st elev. Avfistul. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
What are the treatments without hip replacement of early stages of avn in femur head for a 32 year old.
Get the flu shot: Of course after a pulmonary valve replacement or repair, your child is going to be in the cardiac ICU for a period of time and on the floor. There's going to be ample time to get advice on what to do. Make sure they get the flu shot, and more than likely your child is going to need antibiotics before dental cleanings and certain medical procedures. Make sure they always get that taken care of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical repair of left zygoma fracture & orbit frac., plates & screw are in place. 24 days post surgery, is it safe to sleep on this side of the face?
No acute fracture, reversal of the usual cervical lordosis centered at c4-5. Previous c5-6 acdf without hardware or fracture. There is incomplete oss?
Loss cerv lordosis: Loss of cervical lordosis is more likely a result of the condition requiring fusion, and post surgical, changes. Why is there a concern re failure to fuse? What are the symptoms? If it is loss of pre surgical anatomy, then no work up is needed, but a ct can diagnose this easily if other problem are present. ...Read more
What else can cause an avulsion fracture of anterior superior end plate of L4 besides trauma? Gradual pain until one day after working out; no trauma.
His bone age is 17 yrs. All of the epiphyses are closed the exception of the distal radius and ulna. His knee plates are closing. Any way to grow?
Growth in the spine: in the vertebral bodies or vertebrae still occur even after the hands and feet and limbs have closed growth plates and it often does. there are 24 pre sacral vertebrae, of each one adds only 1mm then that is an inch. Growth occurs in the spine until about age 20, but slows compared to the rates shown in adolescence ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
Would neck x-ray tell if growth plates are completely closed. ie, if one had 1cm of total growth left could neck growth plates appear closed on x ray?
Empyema: Do you mean an omental flap? Read plast reconstr surg. 1997 feb;99(2):437-42. ...Read more
Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?
Not early - genes: We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and the do follow a somewhat predictable schedule on their closure age. However, some children's will close a bit earlier than others and this is largely affected by genes and gender. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand that once growth plate closed thr is no room for linear growth ,any therapy like gh can increase bone thickness ?
Growth Hormone: While there are many uses for growth hormone, increasing bone thickness is not one of them. Check out http://www.drugs.com/cdi/norditropin-nordiflex.html for an example of prescription only GH. Don't take if you don't need it (not a do-it-yourself project) as may cause acromegaly (info = http://goo.gl/az2thj; images = https://goo.gl/P2G5Rt). ...Read more
What is the implication of the rod and screw in fractured femur bowing on X-ray 8 weeks post op in 58 year old male?
Could be a problem: If the surgeon felt this was new bowing that could be due to too much stress on the rod. That would be very unusual with modern rods as they are very strong...Especially to see as early as 8 weeks. If it is just on an x-ray report you need to talk to your orthopedist as it us likely nothing. Most rods are normally bowed and may bow slightly more after being inserted. ...Read more
Open heart surgery: Basically, patient is put on heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass), so right atrium can be opened, and a patch (usually from pericardium) is sewn in to close the atrial septal defect (or hole in the wall between right & left atria of heart) ... But can be done endovascularly by cardiologist with device that goes across ASD and opens up to cover ASD on both sides of asd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Close the hall: Between the two chamber of the heart.Atrial septal defect, or asd, is a congenital anomaly of the heart and most asd's are not serious and can be easily fixed.In adults, repair of an ostium secundum or the sinus venosus defect is very safe and effective. Surgery carries a very small risk and in most centers, the operative mortality is less than 1% for repair of an ostium secundum asd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I just had a closed complete transverse fracture of the upper distal 3r of the tibia, what are my guidelines for returning to soccer?
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