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  • Coping With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Successfully coping with osteogenesis imperfecta usually means developing a strong support system. As this eMedTV page explains, many families find support through their doctors, social workers, and other families who are affected by this disorder.
  • Cure for Achondroplasia
    Although there is no achondroplasia cure, treatments are available to relieve signs and symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses the lack of a cure for this condition and links to other articles on achondroplasia.
  • Dancing
    Dancing is a fantastic exercise that helps you build strong bones and have fun at the same time. This activity can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it, and there are all sorts of styles to choose from: ballroom, salsa, swing, hip-hop. Or you can just crank up the tunes in your living room and get moving!
  • Days Before Your ACL Reconstruction
    This video clip explains what to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Decreased Knee Motion Following ACL Surgery
    You can expect to have some decreased knee motion following ACL surgery. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, you will gradually recover the amount of motion you had prior to surgery over the next several months.
  • Diabetics and ACL Reconstruction
    There are increased surgery risks for diabetics, and ACL reconstruction is a surgery that may cause issues. This eMedTV page explains how symptoms of low blood sugar, such as anxiety, sweating, or weakness, can be a sign of infection after surgery.
  • Diabetics and Leaving the Hospital -- Bunionectomy With Osteotomy
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Didronel
    Didronel is a prescription medicine that is used for treating Paget's disease and heterotopic ossification. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at Didronel and its uses, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Didronel and Breastfeeding
    No studies have been done to see if Didronel is safe to use while breastfeeding. This eMedTV page offers more information on Didronel and breastfeeding, and explains why no studies have been done to see if the drug is safe for breastfeeding women.
  • Didronel and Depression
    In postmarketing experience, depression has been reported as a possible side effect of Didronel. This eMedTV page offers more information on Didronel and depression, and explains why it is unclear if depression is actually a side effect of the drug.
  • Didronel and Hair Loss
    Hair loss could be a side effect of Didronel. As this eMedTV page explains, although hair loss was not seen in clinical trials, it was reported in postmarketing experience (meaning doctors have reported cases of hair loss possibly due to Didronel).
  • Didronel and Pregnancy
    At this time, the full risks of using Didronel during pregnancy are not known. As this eMedTV page explains, however, animal studies on Didronel and pregnancy show that the drug may cause skeletal abnormalities in the fetus.
  • Didronel Dosage
    The suggested Didronel dosage for Paget's disease treatment is 5 mg per kg of body weight once daily. This eMedTV page also offers Didronel dosing guidelines for treating heterotopic ossification due to spinal cord injury or hip replacement surgery.
  • Didronel Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, teriparatide, and iron supplements may potentially interact with Didronel. This eMedTV page lists other products that may cause Didronel drug interactions and explains why you should avoid eating or drinking before taking Didronel.
  • Didronel for Paget's Disease
    If you have symptoms of Paget's disease, Didronel may be recommended as part of your treatment. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at this bisphosphonate medication and offers some basic information on Paget's disease.
  • Didronel Overdose
    Symptoms of a Didronel overdose may include unusual sensations in the fingers. This section of the eMedTV Web site discusses other possible overdose symptoms and lists treatment options that are available for a Didronel overdose.
  • Didronel Side Effects
    The most common Didronel side effects seen in clinical trials include diarrhea, nausea, and bone pain. This eMedTV resource lists other side effects that may occur with Didronel and explains which problems should be reported to a doctor immediately.
  • Didronel Uses
    Didronel is used for treating Paget's disease and abnormal bone formation after hip replacement surgery. This eMedTV article discusses Didronel uses in more detail and explains how the drug works to help prevent and treat bone conditions.
  • Didronel Warnings and Precautions
    Didronel can cause weak or soft bones, which can lead to broken bones and other problems. This eMedTV resource provides more Didronel warnings and precautions, and offers important information on who should not take the medicine.
  • Don't Forget the Vitamin D
    Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. While your skin makes vitamin D from the sun, it's usually not enough -- especially in certain areas of the country or during the winter months, when the sun is nowhere to be found. Many people need to get their vitamin D from food (such as fatty fish and fortified milk) or supplements. The recommended daily vitamin D intake varies with age, but most people need 400 to 1000 international units (IU) a day.
  • Eat the Rainbow
    An amazing variety of fruits and vegetables are great sources of calcium; magnesium; potassium; and vitamins C, D, and K, which are all important for bone health. You should have color on your plate! Consider dark, leafy vegetables, like kale, collard greens, and broccoli. Experiment with peppers, tomatoes, oranges, and bananas. Add plantains, Brussels sprouts, or artichokes to meals.
  • Elliptical Trainer
    Elliptical trainers are great because they can simulate all sorts of exercises -- walking, running, stair climbing -- in a low-impact fashion. This is a good option for people who are concerned about protecting their joints, for example. Plus, you can still get your exercise even if the weather forces you to stay inside.
  • Equipment and Grafts for ACL Surgery
    Various kinds of equipment and grafts for ACL surgery are used. As this eMedTV article explains, standard equipment includes an arthroscope and screws, and ACL grafts can be in the form of a hamstring tendon, patellar tendon, or an allograft
  • Equipment Failure During ACL Reconstruction
    Equipment failure during ACL reconstruction is a potential complication. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, medical equipment is regularly tested and meets FDA standards, but it is possible for these products to fail or malfunction.
  • Exercise and Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Exercise greatly benefits people who have osteogenesis imperfecta. This eMedTV article takes a look at exercise and osteogenesis imperfecta, with information on how braces may be helpful when your child is learning to stand.
  • Expected Results ((Ankle Fracture Surgery)
    This multimedia video clip describes the results you can expect with this procedure.
  • Expected Results With ACL Reconstruction
    This segment of the eMedTV library describes commonly expected results with ACL reconstruction surgery. It also explains the factors that can affect outcomes and the importance of clearly communicating your expectations with your doctor.
  • Expected Results Without Ankle Fracture Surgery
    This video segment describes the expected results if you decide not to have this surgery.
  • Facts About Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    This segment of the eMedTV archives presents some basic facts on osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that affects a person's bones. It explains how many children are affected by this condition, what causes it, and treatment, with a link to learn more.
  • Fast Walking
    Walking is a type of weight-bearing exercise. This means you are resisting gravity, which helps build strong bones. Try to walk at a brisk pace for about 20 minutes, with the goal of going for longer periods. Grab a friend for company, or the family dog! Listening to music can also make this activity more enjoyable.
  • FGFR3 Gene
    FGFR3 is the acronym for fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3). The FGFR3 gene is responsible for causing achondroplasia. This eMedTV article discusses the FGFR3 gene in detail and links to other articles on achondroplasia.
  • Final Thoughts on ACL Reconstruction Complications
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Food Is Your Best Bet
    Food is the best source of calcium. Dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, are calcium-rich. Nondairy calcium foods include certain green, leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale, and bok choy), sardines, and salmon (with the bones). In addition, you can find calcium added to some foods, such as calcium-fortified juice, cereal, or soy milk.
  • Foods to Avoid
    This presentation has mostly covered the foods that are great for ensuring and maintaining bone health. However, some foods can actually lead to calcium loss or prevent your body from absorbing it properly. Watch your intake of salty and processed foods, and limit the amount of caffeine, alcohol, and soft drinks (especially cola) you consume. These foods are okay once in a while -- just don't overdo it.
  • Foods With a Boost
    While natural sources of vitamin D and calcium are the best, many foods are available that have been fortified with these elements. The list includes breakfast cereals, breads, orange juice, and soy and rice milk. Just don't rely on these items alone to meet your nutritional needs.
  • Foot - Bunions
    This video clip explains how a healthy foot works.
  • Foot Anatomy
    This interactive video illustrates the anatomy of the ankle joint.
  • Fractured Kneecap With ACL Reconstruction
    As this eMedTV page explains, a potential complication of ACL surgery is a fractured kneecap. With ACL reconstruction, if the graft was taken from the front of the knee, the kneecap can fracture because part of the bone has been removed.
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