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What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for abnormal growth of feet?

What is the best treatment for abnormal growth of feet?

???: How do you define abnormal? You are going to have to provide a more detailed question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for posterior foetus?

Pregnancy: Do you mean the foetus is in an occiput posterior position ? No treatment is required. This position just makes labour a bit prolonged. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lateral malleolar fracture & what. Is the recovery time?

What is the treatment for lateral malleolar fracture & what. Is the recovery time?

Depends: A lateral malleolar fracture is at the fibula. Typically fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal but the recuperation is dependent on if the fracture is displaced or not because that will dictate the need for surgery, the extent of immobilization and whether weightbearing is allowed or not. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed puberty?

What is the treatment for delayed puberty?

Rx delayed puberty : If a girl hasn't started breast development by 12-13 yo, a full endocrine work up is necessary first. Generally, estrogen would be started if necessary to induce puberty. Boys after age 14 yo may be eligible for testosterone induction of puberty following a full endocrine evaluation for a boy who is still prepubertal by age 14. ...Read more

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What are the chances of conceiving after treatment for bilateral proximal tubal obstruction and what will be the correct treatment for this type of pto?

What are the chances of conceiving after treatment for bilateral proximal tubal obstruction and what will be the correct treatment for this type of pto?

Depends: The answer depends on the surgical outcome. You would need to ask your surgeon what was found during the surgical repair and how successful he or she thought that it was. There is an x-ray that can be done to see if the tubes are open. That is called an hsg. If they are the chances are good. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

.: First try non medication. Including head end elevation position at sleep, burping well, thicken feeds and stir bottle and not shake. If they do not work can try h2 blocker like ranitidine. But a large part of gerd is non acidic reflex. May not be relieved by medication. If gerd too bad causing poor wt or distress or pneumonias, may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for abnormal eye movement?

What is the best treatment for abnormal eye movement?

Depends: Treatment depends on the cause of the eye movements. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

What is the post-surgery treatment for a compound fracture of the tibia?

Casting and therapy: Compound fracture of your tibia requiring surgery likely means you had teel rod/plates and screws to stabilize the tibia. After surgery, you may need casting, possible a removable cast. Non-weight-bearing (no walking on that leg) for several weeks, then partial wt bearing etc..Physically therapy is almost always recommended during this process. Ask questions and follow doc's advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Talk to MD: Talk to a pediatric neurosurgeon. There are some alternatives, but they really depend on the area of the head that is affected. A neurosurgeon could discuss these with you, what would happen if you did nothing, and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for orbital fracture?

What is the treatment for orbital fracture?

Depends where it is: Any injury to the eye socket bones can be serious. Not all require surgical repair but it is essential that you have a complete eye exam to be sure there is no injury inside the eye. The decision on whether the fracture needs surgery depends on where it is, how large it is and whether it affects the nerves or muscle around the eye. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

What is the best treatment for congenital third nerve palsy?

See neurologist. : I recommend seeing a neurologist to better address your treatment needs. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for milld mirtal stenonis?

What is the treatment for milld mirtal stenonis?

Monitoring: For mild mitral stenosis and no symptoms and normal pulmonary pressure we just watch. You need to have regular follow-up with a cardiologist. Once the valve gets significantly stenotic and becomes symptomatic either we perform balloon valvuloplasty or valve replacement. There is no medical therapy to fix it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a wedge fracture of the t-spine?

What is the treatment for a wedge fracture of the t-spine?

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

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What is the treatment for vertebral fracture?

What is the treatment for vertebral fracture?

Rest & analgesics: Vertebral fracture, often a compression fracture in osteoporotic skin, if not caused by trauma, is often very painful. If intractable not effectively treated with pain medication (analgesics), hospitalization may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

What is the best treatment for radial head fracture?

Likely casting: If you have a radial head fracture you will likely need some reduction and casting it depends on severity of injury. ...Read more