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Dr. William Singer
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Skeletal Survey (Overview)

A skeletal survey is a series of x-rays that is used as a screening to tool. It occurs when multiple x-rays are obtained of all areas of the body looking for pathology, whether it be signs of abuse, tumors, infection or other issues.


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What is the definition or description of: skeletal survey?

What is the definition or description of: skeletal survey?

Series of X-rays: A skeletal survey is a series of x-rays that is used as a screening to tool. It occurs when multiple x-rays are obtained of all areas of the body looking for pathology, whether it be signs of abuse, tumors, infection or other issues. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
4 doctors shared insights

Skeletal Survey (Overview)

A skeletal survey is a series of x-rays that is used as a screening to tool. It occurs when multiple x-rays are obtained of all areas of the body looking for pathology, whether it be signs of abuse, tumors, infection or other issues.


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Primary says i need 2 loose roughly 80lbs to be healthy putting weight @ 150. I agree with healthy but @ 150 i look skeletal. How is this good?

Primary says i need 2 loose roughly 80lbs to be healthy putting weight @ 150. I agree with healthy but @ 150 i look skeletal. How is this good?

Depends : Your bmi is based on your height. The range of your weight should fall between bmi of 19 to 25 with several caveats. Even if you dont get to 150lbs, any significant weight loss will be beneficial to your health. ...Read more

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Can strength workout at low age reduce skeletal growth in width?

Can strength workout at low age reduce skeletal growth in width?

Probably not: While previously accepted opinions suggested that weight training at a prepubertal age may stunt growth, most recent evidence disputes this theory. Studies have shown that strength training leads to improvement in muscle coordination & strength, despite no significant change in muscle size (until after puberty when hormones help add muscle bulk). ...Read more

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What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stature, commonly called "dwarfism.". ...Read more

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What is the difference between the terms "skeletal" and "orthopaedic"?

What is the difference between the terms "skeletal" and "orthopaedic"?

Bones, etc.: "skeletal" is a term referring to bones. "orthopaedic" literally translates to "straight children" and refers to the specialty that cares for musculoskeletal diseases and injuries (involving bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments), and can trace its roots to straightening children - something still done by many pediatric orthopaedic surgeons. ...Read more

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