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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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. Julie Abbott
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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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 diseases can be treated with skeletal targeted radiotherapy?

Many: Most cancers that metastasize to bone also lymphomas. ...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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What drugs affect the skeletal systems?

What drugs affect the skeletal systems?

Meds affect bones: Many meds affect the skeleton. Some drugs may thin the bones as an unwanted side effect (steroids such as cortisone and the anti-seizure meds are most famous for doing this). Also, smoking and longterm alcohol use thin the bones. But there are other meds we use specifically to build bone in people with osteoporosis. Bones are changing all the time, and are affected by what we put in our bodies. ...Read more

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What are functions of the skeletal system?

What are functions of the skeletal system?

Functions skeleton: Great wifpeida question. Most simply they keep you from being an amoeba. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe muscular skeletal pain?

What can be done for severe muscular skeletal pain?

Exercise: For non-neuropathic musculoskeletal pain, treatment consists of up to 72 hours of rest, followed by stretches and exercise. Talk to your doctor about the specifics. ...Read more

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What happens to skeletal muscles if you don't exercise?

What happens to skeletal muscles if you don't exercise?

They age: Like human beings, muscles without exercise get shorter, fatter, and weaker. Using muscles stimulates growth of new muscle & replacement of injured muscle (as long as you rest to allow the process to complete itself) it also signals other healthy processes in your body. No exercise=reverse of that: no repair, no signals & eventually replacement of muscle cell w/ fat. ...Read more

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Have other patients been treated with skeletal targeted radiotherapy?

Have other patients been treated with skeletal targeted radiotherapy?

Sarcomas: It could possibly be used with any tumor localized to bone, trials on multiple myeloma have been done, it has also been considered as treatment for ewing's sarcomas and osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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What are the differences between skeletal, smooth and cardiac tissues?

What are the differences between skeletal, smooth and cardiac tissues?

Structural differenc: Types of Muscle Tissue. Both skeletal and cardiac muscles appear striated, or striped, because their cells are arranged in bundles. Smooth muscles are not striated because their cells are arranged in sheets instead of bundles. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between bad posture and actual skeletal deformaty?

Is there a difference between bad posture and actual skeletal deformaty?

No: However poor posture may appear as a skeletal deformity, and this can be corrected by changing bad posture to good posture by a voluntary effort or instruction from a physical therapist or trainer. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have Marfan syndrome with only skeletal abnormalties?

Help! Is it possible to have Marfan syndrome with only skeletal abnormalties?

Very unusual: It is very unusual to have only skeletal abnormalities. The thing about a syndrome is that it is multiple findings that come together to form a certain clinical picture. I can say I've never seen a Marfan case that at least didn't have muscular and connective tissue involvement, and so many have the eye and heart findings as well. ...Read more

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What are 2 consequences of not exercising related to your system? Skeletal system?

What are 2 consequences of not exercising related to your system? Skeletal system?

Osteopenic bones: If you are not involved in weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, tennis etc then you are more likely to develop 'soft'bones or osteopenia.Another consequence of consistent wt.-bearing exercise is the release of endorphins into your bloodstream which help to relax you, make u feel better, etc. ...Read more

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Hello. Can you please tell me whether there are any visible signs of advanced age in a skeletal ulna?

Hello. Can you please tell me whether there are any visible signs of advanced age in a skeletal ulna?

Depends on age: There is a growth plate at the end of the ulna near the wrist. Time of fusion can approximate bone age of patient. Usually when completely fused about 16 years of age with variability between men and women. Females are usually approximately two years more advanced than males. Fusion of growth plates particularly legs can sometimes predict ultimate growth of the individual. ...Read more

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Read online that reached full height does not equal to skeletal maturity, does that mean my bone still can grow thicker?

Read online that reached full height does not equal to skeletal maturity, does that mean my bone still can grow thicker?

Just not taller: You reach your final height after the growth plates in your long bones close. After that point there is relatively minor changes in other sites. The thickness of your bones is determined by a complex interaction between your genetics, lifestyle (heavy labor/work), hormones &diet.You get thicker bones if your life involves manual labor/lifting/stress on the skeletan. ...Read more

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Can skeletal pain be caused by myeloma?

Yes: Myeloma is a disease that effects bone directly. Patients with myeloma frequently have skeletal complaints. ...Read more

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How does gout affect the skeletal system?

How does gout affect the skeletal system?

Pain, inflammation..: Gout is a type of arthritis. It can effect the joints of your skeletal system. With recurring flairs you can develop deposition of tophi within the joint, the bone around the joint can erode. A typical presentation is pain, redness, and swelling of a great toe joint that lasts 2-14 days. This is triggered by a food or drink. Avoid what causes the flair and your skeletal system won't be effected. ...Read more

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Do illegal drugs affect the skeletal system?

Do illegal drugs affect the skeletal system?

Possibly: Depends on what drug you are referring to, but there are reasons some drugs are illegal. If there is something you are concerned about, please be more specific ...Read more

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How does leukemia affect the skeletal system?

How does leukemia affect the skeletal system?

Rarely: There are 4 types of Leukemias, ranging from Acute and chronic. Although they mostly begin in the bone marrow cavity, they typically do not affect the hard shell of the bones. So we rarely if ever see skeletal system effects in patients affected by Leukemia.. ...Read more

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How does osteosarcoma affect the skeletal system?

How does osteosarcoma affect the skeletal system?

Varies: Osteosarcoma is a cancer that arises from the bone itself. It can grow locally and can symptoms, and it can potentially metastasize throughout the body. Treatment varies and is based in part on the staging of the cancer; but can involve surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. ...Read more