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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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.


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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

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What is skeletal dysplasia?

What is skeletal dysplasia?

Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their development. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia. ...Read more

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What is skeletal targeted radiotherapy?

What is skeletal targeted radiotherapy?

Fancy wording: Sounds like a way to explain why using a radioactive isotope of an element that chemically looks like calcium, the hardening mineral in bones. Strontium, samarium, and most recently, radium fit this bill well. Each isotopes vary in the energy and range of dose distribution, and the conjugating agents, toxicty and costs vary as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about skeletal dysplasia?

Can you tell me about skeletal dysplasia?

Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their etiology. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia. ...Read more

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How does skeletal targeted radiotherapy work?

How does skeletal targeted radiotherapy work?

Fancy wording: Sounds like a way to explain why using a radioactive isotope of an element that chemically looks like calcium, the hardening mineral in bones. Strotium, samarium, and most recently radium fit this bill well. Each isotopes vary in the energy and range of dose distribution, and the conjugating agents, toxicty and costs vary as well. ...Read more

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Dose orphenedrine is good for skeletal spasm?

Dose orphenedrine is good for skeletal spasm?

Yes : It's a muscle relaxant available only by prescription. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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 system, besides skeletal, does osteoporosis affect?

What system, besides skeletal, does osteoporosis affect?

Just the skeletal: system,but it can cause compression of nerves,,so nerves could bee affected. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skeletal anomalies?

What is the definition or description of: Skeletal anomalies?

Bone: Skeletal anomalies would typically refer to abnormalities of the bones of the body, the plural form of the term implies that more than one bone is involved. There are many potential causes of skeletal anomalies such as genetic problems, metabolic conditions, etc. ...Read more

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Skeletal dysplasia? What exactly is this andbwhat are symptoms?

Dwarfism: Disproportionately short stature dwarfism is skeletal dysplasia and it is officially osteochondrodysplasia. There are around 200 different disorders. These people have changes of cartilage and bone growth and can develop changes such as abnormal shape and size of the bones, . ...Read more

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How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

How does immobility of the muscular and skeletal systems occur?

Several ways.: Injury, disease (stroke), treatment (cast), severe mental illness like depression or catatonic states. What specifically do you want to know? ...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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What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?

What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?

Talk: Talk to Orthodontist. He/she will determine extent of your malocclusion and best path of treatment based on more criteria than there is room to discussed here. The Orthodontist will then prepare your occlusion so that skeletal discrepancies can be normalized by you Oral Surgeon. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are identical. There are guidelines, not rules, that determine treatment. ...Read more

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My son's 14 175cm. I'm 180 my wife's 168. My son's only grown 6cm in the last 2 years. His skeletal age was 16 at 13. Will he have a 2nd growth spurt?

My son's 14 175cm. I'm 180 my wife's 168. My son's only grown 6cm in the last 2 years. His skeletal age was 16 at 13. Will he have a 2nd growth spurt?

? spurt ?: Yous sons growth seems steady and he is on track to achieve his expected genetic height (another 4 cm) . At a skeletal age of sixteen at 13, he will stop growing soon but there is little you could do to change that. ...Read more

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