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First, please note that I am not an orthopedist, and please make note of the disclaimer in the yellow box next to your question. This is not to be construed as personal medical advice. Second, major ouch! You have my sympathy. You can tell is a fracture is healing by looking for a callus. This is a series of radiographs of a more serious tibial-fibular ...


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We should clarify some terms here. Scoliosis is a deformation, but Lordosis and kyphosis are not. The latter two are normal structural parts of human spine. Back to your question, we don´t know. Altogether the pathogenesis of scoliosis is poorly established and mostly unknown. In adolescent scoliosis, it seems that presence of scoliosis is mostly ...


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Haglund's syndrome is defined as soft tissue and bony abnormalities in the retrocalcaneal region such as retrocalcaneal bursitis, superficial tendo Achilles bursitis, and thickening and/or inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Patients with Haglund's syndrome show a prominent bony contour of the posterior calcaneus. Below an MRI showing typical Haglund's ...


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Here's an paper that might help you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554027/ The short conclusion is "Application of the scapular brace improved shoulder posture and scapular muscle activity, but EMG changes were highly variable. Use of a scapular brace might improve shoulder posture and muscle activity in overhead athletes with poor ...


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X-rays normally contain identification markers to indicate the side, the date, possibly name and other information. It looks like you've cut part of the x-rays off but it looks like there's a treating MD's name at the top. The date could be 9th August 1939, and the 1636 a clinic ID or something else. It's not a timestamp as it's the same in both x-rays. ...


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Nerve injury in supracondylar fractures of the humerus Supracondylar fractures of the humerus are the most common type of elbow fracture in children. Both median and ulnar nerve injury can occur with supracondylar fractures. Anatomy A supracondylar fracture is a fracture through the distal humerus, proximal to the condyle. The image above shows an x-...


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Two Types of Leg Length Discrepancies (LLD) Just a heads up it's pretty tough to give a general answer to such an involved area (I tried lol). I’m forced to leave quite a bit out as there are so many causes, tests, treatments etc. True LLD Simply put there is an anatomical or structural difference (L) vs (R) Typically these are congenital (i.e ...


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I'll start off by highlighting a couple of more general studies: Cole & Schumacher (2005): A general study of corticosteroids, this found that some corticosteroids may be free of side effects (specifically, intraarticular corticosteroids) for a series of short-term injections for a short amount of time (one injection every three months for two years). ...


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I am certainly no expert, however I had a hip replacement in August 2015 and I know I have a slight leg length difference now. It's very common in hip surgery but I think we are so pleased to be out of pain it doesn't seem important until we are fully recovered as you are and then possibly left with a limp. I was measured about 8 weeks after surgery and ...


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I was going to say no because I was under the impression there was also a component of the fragment sizes in the definition (I'm not a specialist), but in doing a bit of research I appear to be wrong. I was going to say originally it's a seemingly-open leg fracture (both bones), but according to http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00522 it is ...


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Artificial hips made out of an element on level above titanium. The trouble I'm having here: Literally the only four metals/metalloids a period above titanium are beryllium, magnesium, aluminium and silicon (and, to be fair, boron also counts as a metalloid). You don't won't your artificial hip to be made of either one of the four. Your doctor can not have ...


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Victor, I'm not going to name off three reasons but instead ask you to think what is involved in leg lengthening, and try to explain why it's impossible to do so by the method you refer to. Many people have heard of biodegradable materials in bone repair and often think it can be easily used as bone replacement. (I'm not implying that's what you think ...


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I'd venture to guess that when your doctor referred to "above" titanium, he meant towards elements with greater atomic number. If so, my guess is that he/she was referring to zirconium. Zirconium oxide ceramic materials are an alternative to titanium, but according to this article, there are conflicting studies as to their effectiveness. Apparently this ...


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Yes, many physicians will be very prone to use X-ray or MRI to diagnose one-sided shoulder pain in an otherwise healthy person, but not necessary as the first thing. There is a variety of physical examination tests, like Spurling's test, other "provocation tests," tests to evaluate the strength of the individual muscles, the range of motion (ROM) in the ...


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The differential diagnosis of a unilateral shoulder pain associated with computer work: Mouse shoulder due to inappropriate arm position during working with a computer mouse (CCOHS, Acta Inform Med) Myofascial pain syndrome: muscle pain associated with a forced posture, repeated movements and stress (Mayo Clinic, Indian J Anesth) Pinched nerve in the neck (...


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By immobilization of the elbow you are just keeping the elbow joint in place, which means the forearm does not move in the relation to the upper arm. But there are other things that can move the coronoid process: The movements in the shoulder joint, wrists and fingers in which the muscles attached to the humerus or ulna are involved The movements of the ...


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From what I've been able to gather, it appears that treatment of a broken bone is in the same group of codes as surgery because of the after care. The coding is supposed to include follow up care for 90 days if the info I found was correct. It appears it should only be applying a splint if the splint is a one off without after care.


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Edit: If there's any obvious fracture, follow RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Do not bear any weight until you can see a specialist and get a diagnosis, and a diagnosis you are happy with. Try to rest it as much as possible and keep the limb elevated above the heart as much as you can until you have professional medical advice. In my situation: ...


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The Maisonneuve fracture is a special form of the Weber C fracture. What makes it special is that the fracture of the fibula has to be localized within the proximal third of the fibula shaft (see "The Maisonneuve fracture is a spiral fracture of the proximal third of the fibula", http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23079149). Weber C includes all ...


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