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What Is The Correct Portion Size For A Plate
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
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
What is the overall length of my foot is 23 cm, the length of my second toe is 5 cm. Is there an anatomical standard for this comparison?
See a podiatrist: Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for. Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...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
Find a good surgeon: Early breast cancer is managed by surgeons with help from radiotherapists and medical oncologists in most cases. But the first decision should be about breast surgery options - lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy with or without reconstruction (any of these options may be followed with chemotherapy later. Find an experienced breast surgeon that you are comfortable with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: Probably none - to repair the meniscus they shave off the torn part. The never completely remove it they try to keep as much as they can. ...Read more
What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?
Talk: Talk to Orthodontist. He/she will determine extent of your malocclusion and best path of treatment based on more criteria than there is room to discussed here. The Orthodontist will then prepare your occlusion so that skeletal discrepancies can be normalized by you Oral Surgeon. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are identical. There are guidelines, not rules, that determine treatment. ...Read more
Anatomy question: Foramen. It sounds like you have medical curiosity. You may want to get an anatomy textbook. ...Read more
Shaving : The bony growth. (implying the doctor performs surgery.). ...Read more
Possiible: This is possible, if you have a protruding jaw or an open bite, the oral surgeon can decide on how to treat it. Maxillo- facial surgery can add or remove jaw bone to size the jaws. You need an orthodontist and an oral surgeon to work together for the best outcome. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends what stage of puberty he is in. If he is 13 and has just started puberty the penis may be about 6.5 cm (2 and 1/2 inches). That measurement is taken with the penis stretched (measuring from the pubic bone at the top of the penis to the tip). If there is a lot of belly fat the penis may appear smaller than it actually is. When puberty is further along at age 14-15 then penis gets longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer