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Short Femur Baby
Broken fibula & tibia in 99. Leg length discrepancy of 1.5" but only tibia is short. Fibula bowing. Problems feet up. Pursue Taylor spatial frame?
Other options?: You're 30 and no longer growing, problem won't get worse. A 3/4" heel lift on your shorter leg may resolve most issues. If not, surgery to lengthen the short tibia with external device is possible but results may not be worth the effort to get there. You really need to discuss with orthopedics your current issues with shorter leg and if they will resolve with surgery. ...Read more
Broken tibia & fibula in 99. Leg length discrepancy 1.5" but only tibia is short. Fibula bowing. Problems from feet up. Pursue Taylor spatial frame?
Post fracture: This should only be decided by you and the ortho you trust ...Read more
Depends on type: Non-displaced fractures, will heal quickly and show few, if any signs in a newborn unless significant traction is placed on the upper arm. Since most newborns are not subject to extreme traction or tension after delivery, a non-displaced fracture can go entirely unnoticed, unless at some point the baby has an xray of the arm. Displaced fractures are diagnosed quickly, usually right after birth ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby boy was born @ 40wks with 38 CM head cicumference. After three months it is 41.5 cm. Is that normal? Hos length 69 CM and weight 7.6 kg
Head size: Your baby's head circumference is still normal for his age. ...Read more
Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?
Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more
Pregnant 24 wks anterior placenta. last scan extended breech position 3 days ago. my baby kicks very down low way below my bellybutton is this normal?
Im 25 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with placenta previa totalis. Baby is in breech position. Is there a chance of my placenta migrating and baby rotating?
Yes there is!: As the uterus grows your placenta may migrate up, and the baby may turn to the vertex (head down) position. There is no guarantee. You need to be watched closely. If previa still exists and/or baby is still breech at term, you'll need a c section. Avoid intercourse or anything else in the vagina while you have a previa. This could cause severe bleeding. Be seen for any bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
14 month boy still toddles unbalanced after 5 weeks of walking, holds arms near shoulder level; very tall off charts. Is that normal?
Evaluate Milestones: Your 14 mos old "walks unbalanced"; is "very tall off charts". Making an assessment of his development based on his walking alone is inadequate. A complete evaluation of his milestones is crucial in diagnosing developmental delay vs. a late bloomer. His growth history can elucidate many medical conditions. See your pediatrician soon, early intervention is key if your son is showing some delays. ...Read more
65years old woman. After femour bone surgery got almost healing on the medial side, no healing on the lateral side, can she give ful weight on her foot?
3 month old baby petachiae on legs after being held in baby sling very tight around legs. Will it go away soon?
Vaginal pain, ache and strain, after long distance running. Normally run long distabce fine, no children, not time of.Month, 26 years old?
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
My daughter's growth plate fracture of her knee is healed (after 6 weeks) according to xray but too painful/swells for ballet /pointe. Advice?
Eval by sports med: My first thought is to recommend another 6wks off.A better idea is to have the case reviewed in a consultation with a sports medicine clinic.An exam at the center by a sports med professional can give you a good idea if rest or therapy are needed and give a better timeline for return to full participation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If HGH is given DURING growth plate fusion can my son grow disproportionate (eg. just the hip/jaw grows) since not all gro.pla. fuse at the same time?
My friend's baby girl is 9 months and in the 5 th percentile.What long term effects/ risk factors occur with being in a low percentile?
Normal weight: 5th percentile is normal. Anything from 5th to 95th percentile is considered normal. If she has consistently been at that percentile, then there is not likely to be anything to worry about. If she used to be 50th percentile and is now 5th, that is concerning and you should definitely discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
About a week: Generally, the interval between amnios gone for fetal lung maturity are spaced about a week apart somewhat depending on the urgency of wanting to deliver and how near to maturity the initial testing was. ...Read more