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Softening Of The Skull Among Infants
Yes.: Sometimes with a head injury the brain will bleed and a large clot is formed (hematoma). This can cause neurological symptoms that may necessitate removing part of the skull to remove the clot and relieve the pressure. Sometimes the bone can be replaced and some people have plates put over the area. ...Read more
Knitted skull bones: The infant skull is composed of growth plates designed to grow pushing away from each other. After 9y, the plates knit as the adult head size is reached.Knitting up too early will form ridges & distort the shape of the skull.When this occurs, the knitted area can be released surgically as an open procedure or through a scope. I've cared for 3 in my practice in 3 decades & they have done fine. ...Read more
The five sections of the vertebral column are suited to the type of movement most likely to occur there?
You mean the : Cervical or neck region, the thoracic or chest region and the lumbar or lower back region as the sections of the spine which the anatomy or design varies at each level to allow for varying types of motion at each level with the least motion in the thoracic area due to the presence of the rib cage and significant motion in the cervical region based on specialized vertebrae C1 and C2 and the skull. ...Read more
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
Are the bones of individuals having osteogenesis imperfecta will become more brittle as they reach the age of 40 and above?
Deformities due to: Bones remain brittle and as you age there are deformities dure to repeated fractures, there are different kinds from type1 to type8. ...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
Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?
That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more
Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A fracture is a break in the bone. In the ulna the severity depends on the location of the fracture and the amount of displacement of the bone. Some fractures in the ulna need little to no treatment while others may need surgery. An orthopedic surgeon with an x-ray can make the diagnosis and determine treatment. ...Read more
Most common : Cause in young people are familial or congenital causes. ...Read more
What are some of the symptoms of hip arthritis due to congenital asymmetrical abnormalities in young adult athletes?
Pain to your hip: Would be the obvious one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not often, but....: In this young age group, benign causes, such as hemorrhoids are by far the most common cause of blood in bowel movements, however this is always a diagnosis of exclusion.Anyone with blood in the stool needs to be worked up, as cancers in the GI tract can occur at any age, and of course if there is a family history of colon cancer, especially at a young age, routine surveillance should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure#Skull For foramina of the skull see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more