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What Does It Mean When Fused Skull Bones
Two bones joined: Fusion refers to the joining of two bones where a joint/space should be present. For example, this can be the result of arthritis in which the joint space is diminished and the bones rub together to fuse or can be a purposeful fusion such as in surgery where an arthrodesis is performed. ...Read more
The cranium or brain part of the skull is comprised of 8 different bones, and although these joints don't move like those in the extremities, there is slight movement which allows an infant's skull slight movement to enable birth and growth occurs at the margins to allow head symmetry. The margins or sutures generally fuse by 22-39 months. At times they can be prematurely ...Read more
What does it mean when it's said that you're bones have fused or epiphyseals have closed? Does that mean you can't grow taller anymore?
Done with growth: There are areas at the end of your bones when you are a kid and early teenager called the epiphysis. This is the area of the bone where growth takes place. During puberty, these areas begin to get smaller - we call that closing or fusing. Once that happens completely, there is no longer any area where further growth can occur and you have reached your final height. ...Read more
Sling for 4-8 wks: Clavicle (collarbone) fractures are one of the most commonly broken bones. The majority are treated non-surgical with a sling, shoulder immob, or figure 8 splint. Clavicle can accept a fair amount of displacement prior to requiring surgery. The healing time is 2-4 months depending on age (younger = faster). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily...: ...Right away, but it does mean that the baby needs more room for the size she is now.. ...Read more
Cervical fusion: If a cervical spine fusion does not heal/fuse this is called a pseudoarthrosis. A cervical pseudoarthrosis can often be stable and not painful and does not always need treatment. If it is a painful pseudoarthrosis then an additional surgery can be done to make the level fuse. This usually involves a posterior fusion (placing screws and fusing from the back of the neck in addition to the front). ...Read more
It could: Mean nothing or perhaps overuse. Depends on where, if joints red and swollen, or gets worse then get seen. Gd luck. ...Read more
Likely gum disease: Adults with a loose tooth, may have gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. It is an infection of tissue that hold your teeth in place, and as it progresses, it can severely damage your jawbone. Your teeth then have nothing solid to support them. Other potential causes of loose teeth are trauma and other physical stress including accidents, jaw-grinding with misaligned bite. See dentist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression fracture: Mild compression fractures in healthy premenopausal women are usually treated with a back brace. Healing ranges from 6-13 weeks in non smokers. When the fractures are moderate to severe and interfere with daily activity then bone cement can be placed in the vertebral body (kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty) to repair the fracture and eliminate the pain. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...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
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