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What Is The Best Treatment For Deformed Shape Of Skull
Depends on several: Scenarios. If no symptoms & the curve is not big in adult, no treatment needed. In general, exercise, weight control, not smoking & adequate vitamin d & calcium intake are important for spine health. If curve is 50 degrees or greater or if it involves the lumbar spine, there is a higher risk of progression & need for surgery. For a child, observation, bracing & rarely surgery are options. ...Read more
???: How do you define abnormal? You are going to have to provide a more detailed question. ...Read more
Spinal fracture: The treatment depends on if this is a new fracture or old and on the age of the patient and the mechanism of injury. If it's an old healed fracture there is no treatment necessary at this stage if it's an acute fracture then bracing may be an option versus surgical intervention. ...Read more
Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more
Surgery: In a young person with a femoral neck fracture the fracture should be fixed with screws in an anatomical position. This can be done in some circumstances through small incisions but a large formal incision may be required to get the fracture aligned in perfect position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: Largely, no man's penis is perfectly straight and few men may develop Peyronie's disease in life causing penile curvature at erection - the chief cause for curved penis. How to Rx it? Its Rx option widely varies among affected men depending on penile function and what he needs. So, see urologist timely to explore if you need Rx and to what extent at what price (consequence) you have to pay & cope. ...Read more
Shaving : The bony growth. (implying the doctor performs surgery.). ...Read more
Orthotics and eval: Generally a foot that is mildly intoeing or rotated can be treated with physical therapy and / or orthotics. However, if there is bony anomaly or club foot, further intervention may be necessary. All approaches involve starting with an evaluation by a pediatric orthopedist, who can determine which approach would be best. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a some will probably be hip fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Try toning with plie, dumbell squats, squat w kick-back, single leg front raises, toe taps, clock lunge, step ups w knee raise, lunge jumps ; squat jumps. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Make sure that is indeed what it is as it could be some other skin condition. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of manipulation or therapy is needed to "realign" the spine. In that case pt or chiropractic care might be used to manage your back pain. To an orthopedic surgeon, a true rotation of the vertebrae is seen predominantly in scoliosis and is so treated. ...Read more
Depends: What body part? In the foot, i remove them or shave them down. That's the best treatment as then they are gone. ...Read more
Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?
What is the standard treatment for a toddler with a buckle fracture of the 5th metatarsal? Fracture is on the end closest to the ankle.
Varies: with the degree of buckling and the proximity to the growth plate. There are two types of buckle fractures, one involved just a single segment of the bony cortex and buckles on one side. Another involves the entire circumference or two sides and buckles in in more than one location. There are differing degrees of risk to the growth plate with each with continued mobility. If there is not obvious compromise of the growth plate, treatment can be a short leg walking cast for 3 weeks. Any complications involving the growth plate may require more aggressive treatment including surgical. ...Read more
Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?
Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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