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On recent xray of wrist, it said recommend correlation and followup imaging What does that mean, more xrayx?
Correlation: means that the clinician should assess whether the clinical findings match the xray findings. It is kind of unnecessary for a radiologist to remind a clinician to correlate clinically, because that is the job of the clinician, but it is a common "recommendation" in xray reports nonetheless. Follow up imaging could mean more X-rays, or other imaging such as mri. It is unclear which. ...Read more
My daughter is 12, she had xray on wrist, n report it sd her bones were skeletally immature. What does this mean?
Xray of wrist showed mild proximal scapholunate widening. did I tear my ligament? pain his mild but cant move wrist very well. hurts to move thumb.
Hard cast off for 1wk due to neg xray to wrist after 3 wks in cast now in splint. Severe pain remains wrist and thumb area? had 3 falls causing injury
Other than acromegaly what conditions keep bones from sealing & remain open @ 37? How do U know if closed? I'm embarrassed @ my age to get wrist Xray.
Reassurance : Absolutely no reason to be ashamed to do X Ray at your age, if you need this for diagnosis.!!! Most important to know what is going on with you that plan for your treatment can be produced. Be well. ...Read more
I am a 17 years old boy. 168cm. My doctor took an xray on my wrist and told me that i barely have any height to grow. I wanna use GH in ontario, how?
Endocrinologist : Consultation with an endocrinologist, a specialist in hormones, can help you decide if GH therapy is right for you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Painful swollen frozen thumb. Can force but sharp severe pain takes my breath away. Wakes me at night. Pain shoots down wrist. Xray-subluxed. Causes?
Hello doctor, my son is 14 and had a wrist xray to measure his bone age. He had broken this wrist 3 yrs ago. The nurse told us his growth plate is clo?
Silly nurse: The x-ray for bone age is done on the wrist/hand because there are dozens of growth plates in the digits and features of the wrist bones that are known to help predict bone maturity/growth potential. For the nurse to say a growth center is closed gives us no important information.It is also a break in protocol for him/her to comment on something about which which they seem to know so little ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. found 1 pubic hair on 8 yr old daughter, sent her for hand/wrist xray. Came back as bones of 10-11 yr old. Should I be worried? What is this?
Bone Age: With a chronological age of 8, and "bone age"(degree of skeletal maturity vs. mean of age-matched normals) of 10-11 years, and a standard deviation of about 10 months, your daughter's bone age is advanced about 3 standard deviations above the mean for age. This means that her skeleton is more mature than 99.7% of other 8 year old girls. She needs a precocious puberty evaluation, talk to your doc ...Read more
Had xray of my wrist doctor said it shows old fracture with callus formation, I had broken wrist bones 20 years ago could that be what seeing or newer?
Yes you can: In x-rays, a break will generally show as an interruption in the cortex of the bone, with displacement or not. A sprain generally indicates an injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, fascia or tendon, which does not show up on x-ray. Occasionally, a severe sprain may be associated with an avulsion fracture where a ligament actually pulls at its attachment to bone and "avulses". ...Read more
22 years old i was 5"10 and my doctor xray my knees and wrist and said my growth plates were fused now at 25 im 6'1 hows that? im not a late bloomer
Growth plates: Our thigh and leg bones grow from both sides of the bone (close to the hip, both sides of the knee, and close to the ankle. Closure of the growth plates varies and is not at the same time. So... Conceivably the growth plates close to the hip and ankle where still open and hence your height increased ...Read more
I did X-ray for my wrist and my growth plates are closed deos this mean i am not growing to be taller ? :(
Still have time: Still have little time....Get a more detailed answer ›
He broke his wrist 3 weeks ago, it has healed incorrectly. The X-ray shows it's 30° out. Is it better to re-break it now or leave it to fix itself?
You can but...: If you can find a doctor willing to order this you can but there is little point in doing so. Girls stop growing 2-3 years after their periods start; this is when the growth plates close. After this further growth is impossible. If it's been 3 years or more since puberty the x-ray will undoubtedly show that your growth plates are closed. You need to accept that you have reached full height. Sorry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark spot: Further evaluation needed to see what the dark spot is. ...Read more