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How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

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 ...
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Is there a link between bed firmness and spine deformations?

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. ...
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Indications for surgery for Haglund's heel?

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 ...
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Does brace to correct posture work?

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 ...
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Are these x-rays consistent with a broken arm on a 6-year-old girl?

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 ...
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Supracondylar Fracture to the Humerus

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 ...
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What are long term complications of mild to moderate leg length discrepancy?

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 ...
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What are the long term health risks from repeated cortisone injections?

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 (...
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Leg apparently slightly shorter after femur surgery

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 ...
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Is this a comminuted fracture?

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. ...
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"Focal tear of the [ligament name]" vs. "Tear of the [ligament name]"

Basically, yes, it definitely means it's a single point of injury. But if the report didn't specify any modifiers like "focal" or "diffuse" I wouldn't assume it says anything about ...
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hip replacement - above titanium?

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 ...
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Why can biodegradable materials not increase limb length via surgery?

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 ...
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hip replacement - above titanium?

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 ...
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Using X-ray to diagnose unilateral chronic neck and/or shoulder pain from decades of computer work

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 ...
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Unilateral shoulder injuries due to decades of working in front of a computer

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) ...
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Why does body movement still affect fractured bone when it is immobilized?

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 ...
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Can applying a simple 3m plaster splint on a non-displaced elbow fracture be billed as surgery in NY?

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 ...
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Fractured 2nd metatarsal near the toe - treatment options?

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. ...
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What's the difference between a maisonneuve fracture and a Weber C fracture?

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 ...
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