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Doctor insights on: What Is The Result Of Pelvic X Ray In Separation Of The Symphysis Pubis

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What are the tests for separation of the symphysis pubis?

What are the tests for separation of the symphysis pubis?

X-rays: This abnormally wide gap can be diagnosed by radiologic studies such as x-ray, mri, ct scan or bone scan. Manual testing by a healthcare professional can also be used. The patient is placed in various positions and pressure is applied in such a way that it provokes pain and maybe movement in the pubis. ...Read more

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In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

In general What is treatment for concavity of the contour of the inferolateral patella due to injury in a child?

Depends: The implication would be that it is a post-traumatic finding as in a fracture. If the fracture is well aligned, could be treated in cast or brace, if displaced, then surgical reduction and fixation may be required. We would usually obtain comparison views to the other side as well. ...Read more

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What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?

What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?

CT scan: It means that the distal femur is rotated counterclockwise(as if you are looking up from the feet) 35 degrees from the neutral position. If you have a fracture of the proximal femur or shaft, it means that the distal fracture piece is rotated relative to the proximal fractured piece of the femur. ...Read more

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What is the cause of burning pain in the line of the symphysis pubis?

What is the cause of burning pain in the line of the symphysis pubis?

Get evaluation: Not uncommonly, this could be referred pain, but could also involve bone/ joint pathology. Have your doctor get X ray. Physical therapy may be available to turn this around. ...Read more

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What is the pain in the pelvis bone above the vagina? Im a dancer.

What is the pain in the pelvis bone above the vagina? Im a dancer.

Pubic bone: You may have inflamed your pubic bone. A chiropractor may be able to help. In the meantime, use an otc anti-inflammatory for the pain. ...Read more

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Can someone explain the function of the sc joint in relation to a first rib ligament/cartilage tear and subluxation of the first rib? Thanks! :)

Complicated anatomy : The first rib articulates (connects to) the front of the body at the sternum. This is typically slightly below the sc joint but there are ligamentous and connective tissue connection to all three. This joint (1st rib/sternum/clavicle) acts as a connection of the upper extremities to the trunk and plays a part in breathing and other motions. Any disruption in these can lead to problems/pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a severe lower abdominal pain with an expansion of the scrotal sac?

What is the cause of a severe lower abdominal pain with  an expansion of the scrotal sac?

Possible hernia: The symptoms you describe could be a hernia. Nonetheless, that is a guess on the computer. You need to get an eval as soon as possible for a possible hernia, or other causes, ... As if it is a hernia and your scrotum is getting larger, you want to assure it does not get "strangulated." good luck. ...Read more

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Will a CT of the abdomen and pelvis show imaging of the hips, specifically, if there is something compressing a nerve in the hips?

Will a CT of the abdomen and pelvis show imaging of the hips, specifically, if there is something compressing a nerve in the hips?

An Abd/pelvis CT: likely includes at least partial visualization of the hips, and could potentially detect some abnormalities in that region. However, since the exam was not specifically tailored to look at the hips, and moreover CT is not usually the study of choice to evaluate the hips(MRI is), I wouldn't rely on a pelvic CT to rule out hip abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the result of xray in intussusception?

What is the result of xray in intussusception?

Barium enema: Intussusception is when the small intestine telescopes into the large intestine. It can cause pain, cramping, lethargy, and bloody stools. A barium or air contrast enema administered in a hospital can often reduce it and avoid surgery. This works about 75% of the time. In some instances surgery is needed to reduce the defect and in rare instances a bowel resection may be required. ...Read more

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SPECT of the spine shows moderate increased uptake in the anterior aspect of +/- L3 and in the thoracic vertebrae. What does this mean?

SPECT of the spine shows moderate increased uptake in the anterior aspect of +/- L3 and in the thoracic 
vertebrae. What does this mean?

It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activity, your clinical history, and possibly other imaging studies, because based on limited nonspecific info, it could mean anything from trauma to arthritis to metastatic disease. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?

My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?

Not necessarily: That they are open means some growth is left, yet if they are far along in the process of fusion, no further growth is possible. The better area to assess growth potential are the bones of the wrist and hand. There are dozens of growth centers there and their sequence of closure has been studied and cataloged for docs to predict growth. ...Read more

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Does a MRI show the back of knee? Is the meniscus located in the back of the knee? How accurate is a mri?

Does a MRI show the back of knee? Is the meniscus located in the back of the knee? How accurate is a mri?

Good test: Mri does see the back of the knee and some problems, such as popliteal cysts, can cause pain there. The posterior horns of the menisci are also at the back of the knee and MRI can assess meniscal problems very well. For best results, make sure a radiologist with fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging is interpreting the study. ...Read more

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Xray of right hip shows unusual coarse calcifications adjacent to the femoral neck and lateral aspect of the ischium. Is that just CPPD? Worry?

Xray of right hip shows unusual coarse calcifications adjacent to the femoral neck and lateral aspect of the ischium. Is that just CPPD? Worry?

It is difficult: to tell based on limited info. The differential of soft tissue calcification is extensive. CPPD is a potential etiology but there are many others, including calcium hydroxyapatite deposition(HADD). ...Read more

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Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Rest of bones normal: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton. ...Read more

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What is the name of my joint in pelvis?

What is the name of my joint in pelvis?

SI Joint: One of the largest joints in the pelvic area are the sacroiliac joints (si for short) that connect your sacrum with your ilium. ...Read more

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What does increased uptake around the area of the left acetbulum mean? Have had two hip replacements, last one in 1999. Bone scan shows significant bone lose and CT shows increased uptake around the area of the left acetabulum as well as the femoral comp

What does increased uptake around the area of the left acetbulum mean? Have had two hip replacements, last one in 1999.  Bone scan shows significant bone
lose and CT shows increased uptake around the area of the left acetabulum as well as the femoral comp

Uptake on bone scan: Bone scan after injection of IV radiotracer is sensitive for changes in bone metabolism. Increased uptake is not specific but can be related to infection, fracture, loosening or even tumor. However ct shows anatomy and pathology. The loss of bone can occur from lack of normal weight bearing or disuse. Demineralization around stem of prosthesis can be loosening. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a increased posterior displacement of the oblique proximal fibular fx upper part of the bone. What is the treatment for this?

I have a increased posterior displacement of the oblique proximal fibular fx upper part of the bone. What is the treatment for this?

Fibula fracture: This is a question for an orthopedic surgeon. Since the fibula is a nonweight bearing bone, patients are often allowed to walk on the affected leg with a cast in place. I assume you or the affected patient has been referred to an orthopedic surgeon for treatment and follow-up. ...Read more

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What does apical truncation of the free edge of the body of the medial mensicus with some medial extrusion mean? This was seen on a knee mri?

Probable tear.: It "sounds like" a description of a meniscal tear. I'd need the images to be certain, ask your doctor, if there is still confusion, ask him to review the case with the radiologist. ...Read more