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Types Of Bone Doctors
Depends on the cause: Bone or joint injuries are usually treated by orthopedic surgeons, although non-surgical treatments can be done by family physicians, general internists, and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.) If arthritis is involved, especially if it is rheumatoid arthritis, then a rheumatologist will usually treat this disorder. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Your family doctor: Then he could refer you to the specialist if you need it. ...Read more
DEPENDS ON HOSPITAL: It can be done by an orthopedic surgeon or neuro surgeon. ...Read more
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Blood test: A lead level can be obtained from a blood test. I hope this helps. ...Read more
On the back of my feet my heals or big my doctor wants the bone to be shaved what type of surgery is needed?
Haglund Heel.: Although I can't be certain, it sounds as though he wants to perform a Haglund procedure on your heel. This to remove an enlarged lump or bump on the back of your heel. Whether it is needed or not is to be decided by you after doing some due diligence and researching the pros and cons of the procedure. It is completely reasonable to acquire a second opinion for your added benefit. ...Read more
What does having a high lambda/kappa ratio, and a high alkaline phoshatase (bone) indicate? And what type of Doctor would need to be seen?
You should consult a hematologist. There are many possible explanations and it would require more history, physical examination and likely additional tests for a proper evaluation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Adam's Apple sticks out a lot, almost to my chin. There isn't a growth. Just the angle ( \ ) and bone protrudes a lot. What type of doctor to see?
I have neck and knee arthritus, I want my whole. Bone structure evaluated. What is the type of doctor that does this called?
A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the proper specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?
Acromegaly: A growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor would cause acromegaly in an adult and gigantism in a child. There are radiographic findings on a hand radiograph of acromegaly such as enlarged pisiform bone. A GH secreting pituitary tumor should not cause increased height in an adult unless the person had some others rare metabolic bone disease in which the physeal growth plates were still open. ...Read more
Hi,I am feeling a hard pointed rib type bone under my left breast,its painless, lying down makes it more obvious.it is serious? Should I visit doc?
Rib or xiphoid: The should only be a palpable rib in the area you describe;however at the bottom of your breast bone (sternum) there is a round nubin of bone called the xyphoid process. If in doubt you will need an exam and xray. ...Read more
What to do if I have severe bone pain in my upper arm and legs. What type of doctor should I see?
I'm 18 year old male and my bones are too thin. I had various types of tests and told by my doc to take calcium and vitamin d, no result after 6 month?
Why is my wrist clicking? The wrist of my right hand has recently started clicking when I rotate it. There is some discomfort and it feels like bones are slipping past each other. What are possible causes for something like this and what type of doctor sh
My husbands chiropractor says he has scoliosis and uneven hip bones. Now, my husband has severe adominal pain. What type of doctor do we look for?
Twisting sharp pain on left side of chest, occasional shooting pain in pelvic bone, pain in right ear. Possible causes? Type of doc to start with?
Primary care: General medical problems are best addressed first by your family doctor, usually a specialist in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. Many women see a specialist in Ob-Gyne as their primary care physician. If the primary care doctor sees a reason to consult a specialist based on their evaluation or testing, they will send you to the appropriate doctors! ...Read more
What type of doctor would I see for hard lymph nodes and bone pain? Primary ran CBC cmp normal. Severe fatigue. Low t3, (liothyronine) mild anemia.
You have choices: You could ask your primary to refer you for a second opinion from either an internist or a specialist. Where are the hard nodes located? If they are in the neck and ENT doctor can evaluate them for a biopsy. A hematologist can also investigate the cause of anemia and hard lymph nodes. How low is your hemoglobin? ...Read more
It does: Docs make put back bones in place under strong anesthesia sometime local and sometime general. While under general anesthesia, you should not feel any pain. When it is done under local anesthesia, you might feel some pain. The key is let your doc if you feel pain or discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more
Good question!: Before x-rays, only visible deformities could be realigned to what looked "normal" and held in place with a splint, like a stick. Broken bones that were not visibly deformed were simply perceived as pain, and gradually healed. Open fractures were often fatal because of infection. Residual deformities resulted when misaligned bones healed in their incorrect position, unless rebroken. ...Read more
Thin cortex: Long bones are like pipes. "Thin Bones" refers to the pipewall thickness being very thin verses wider and stronger ...Read more
When you break a bone is there anything you can do to make it heal faster before doctors operate?
One of your doctors said bone plates do not completely close until age 30. Does that mean I can still grow taller until age 30?
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