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What kind of degenerative disease would affect your jaw?

What kind of degenerative disease would affect your jaw?

Arthritis: If you are talking about your jaw joint (tmj), arthritis or degenerative joint disease is a common diagnosis. It can be initially treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, moist heat, and taking stresses off the joint. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Could you please tell me if Ostoporosis affects the whole of the skeleton or just certain parts. Thanks?

Could you please tell me if Ostoporosis affects the whole of the skeleton or just certain parts. Thanks?

Osteoporosis: is most noted in the larger bones like hips/spine but will affect the whole skeletal system. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and move your teeth?

Please suggest what type of facial fractures can alter your appearance and move your teeth?

Displacement: Any fracture that involves actual shifting of the involved bone could affect appearance. If the area of the fracture involves bone that directly supports teeth and the teeth go with the bone, there will obviously be movement of the teeth and changes to the bite. Other bones that don't directly support teeth such as the zygomatic arch in your cheek can have a big impact on appearance also. ...Read more

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What does the cervical facet joints do in your neck? What kind of injection does a doctor give for radiculopathy? Please help and explain

What does the cervical facet joints do in your neck? What kind of injection does a doctor give for radiculopathy? Please help and explain

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are also helpful to reduce inflammation into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine to treat a radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the role of prostaglandins in bone healing?

Could you tell me what is the role of prostaglandins in bone healing?

If I am correct-: -they regulate the inflammatory response needed to activate healing and then the process of laying down bone. The use of NSAIDS cause inhibition and interfere with the formation of bone ...Read more

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What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

Orthopedics: Orthopedics would probably be the most helpful. Primary care and physiatry could also be very helpful. ...Read more

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Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?

Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?

Possible sarcoidosis: Ankle involvement can be seen in numerous arthritic conditions. However, the involvement of ankles alone in a young woman raise the possibility of acute sarcoidosis, also known as lofgren's syndrome. A chest x ray is very valuable to help confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends : Depends on age of diagnosis, severity of disease and medical treatment. See a rheumatologist and get treatment early to prevent the destruction of your joints. If you need a joint replacement, realize it is extremely successful at treating the arthritic joint but this is the last stage of treatment, prevention is key. ...Read more

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How tall can you be without suffering any health risks or problems like the tumor in the pituitary gland. What affects height?

How tall can you be without suffering any health risks or problems like the tumor in the pituitary gland. What affects height?

No definite number: A person who develops a pituitary tumor after adolescent growth has stopped (around age 18 usually) will not grow taller, but will develop a change in the shape of his face, diabetes, visual trouble, etc. (This is called acromegaly.) If such a tumor occurs before growth has stopped, gigantism can result. A 34 year old person, simply unusually tall and not symptomatic, not likely have tumor. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

Can you get arthritis or osteoarthritis on the bones of your hand?

In the joints: Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation. So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues. ...Read more

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Which teeth indicates what kind of alignment you have?

Which teeth indicates what kind of alignment you have?

Two teeth: Most dentist look at the location and relationship of the upper and lower cuspids and/or 1st molars to determine the type of bite. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb?

What kind of doctor could you go to for a swollen joint in your thumb?

Likely PCP / Ortho: As a family physician, i would say your primary care provider (pcp) would definately be a good place to start. From there, you may need to see any number of specialists, if your pcp is concerned. These may include an orthopedist, rheumatologist, or infectious disease specialist. However, it is likely most efficient to see your pcp to get an initial evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

What kind of a doctor treats fractures of the cheek bones?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the expertise of the doctors in your region. Fractures of the facial bones can be treated by three specialties: ent, oral surgery, plastic surgery. Not all specialists in the areas treat facial fractures, but all that treat facial fractures are typically in one of those three specialties. ...Read more

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I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem? What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

I have chronic clicking and clunking of the knee joint. What coul be the problem?  What is the difference of a displacement of the root or meniscus?

Could be arthritis: The clicking and clunking can be arthritis or a cartilage tear. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock on a car. It goes in between the two bones. But like shocks on a car, it can wear out and tear. The second part of your question is the same thing. They are describing the part of the meniscus -- i.e. The root of the meniscus -- which is where it attaches to. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more