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  • Fractures and Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Fractures are a very common injury in children with osteogenesis imperfecta. This section of the eMedTV library offers helpful suggestions and tips for handling fractures and osteogenesis imperfecta, including what to do if a fracture occurs.
  • Fruits and Veggies
    You know that calcium is important for healthy bones, but you might not have known that it can be found in unexpected places. Dark green, leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, collard greens, bok choy, and spinach, are good sources, and a few fruits even provide calcium, like rhubarb, oranges, and figs.
  • General Anesthesia (ACL Reconstruction)
    General anesthesia uses medications that put you into a deep sleep so that you are not aware of any pain, pressure, or movement. This video clip discusses general anesthesia in greater detail.
  • General Anesthesia for ACL Reconstruction
    General anesthesia uses medications that put you into a deep sleep so that you are not aware of any pain, pressure, or movement. This video clip discusses general anesthesia in greater detail.
  • Generic Didronel
    Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of Didronel are available. This article from the eMedTV archives offers manufacturer information for generic Didronel and explains whether the generic drug is equivalent to the brand-name version.
  • Generic Jakafi
    There are no generic Jakafi (ruxolitinib) products available at this time. This eMedTV article discusses when a generic version of the drug might be introduced and explains why ruxolitinib is the generic name and not a generic version of Jakafi.
  • Generic Skelid
    At this time, there are no generic versions of Skelid licensed for sale. As this part of the eMedTV archives explains, the last patent for Skelid has already expired. This article discusses why no generic versions have been made yet.
  • Get Physical
    Inactivity leads to bone loss. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days. Check with your healthcare provider first, especially if you have health problems, haven't exercised in a while, or have already broken a bone. Your healthcare provider can help you develop an exercise program that works for you.
  • Getting Started (ACL Reconstruction)
    This video clip highlights several things to be aware of as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (ACL Surgery-- Hamstring)
    This video clip highlights several things to be aware of as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Ankle Fracture Surgery)
    This video clip discusses what you need to know as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Bunion Surgery With Osteotomy)
    This video clip highlights several things to be aware of as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Bunionectomy -- Fusion)
    This video clip discusses what you need to know as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Bunionectomy With Soft Tissue Release)
    This video clip highlights several things to be aware of as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy)
    This video clip highlights several things to be aware of as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Knee Arthroscopy With Plica Removal)
    This video clip discusses what you need to know as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Wrist Surgery)
    This video clip discusses what you need to know as you prepare for your procedure.
  • Graft Failure -- ACL Surgery (Hamstring Graft)
    This video segment discusses the risk of graft failure with an ACL reconstruction surgery.
  • Graft Failure and ACL Surgery
    If you have a graft failure and ACL surgery was performed, this eMedTV article explains that a repeat surgery and placement of a new graft is usually required. Grafts can fail for many reasons, but re-rupture of the graft after surgery is rare.
  • Hardware Failure -- Ankle Surgery Complications
    This multimedia clip discusses the risk of hardware failure, which can occur with this procedure.
  • Healthy Bones
    Having healthy bones is an important part of a person's overall health in general, so this eMedTV Web page lists some easy ways to maintain bone health and describes the process by which bones are built up and broken down in the body.
  • Help Your Body Absorb Calcium
    Getting enough calcium through your daily diet and supplements is a great start, but your body needs to absorb the calcium you consume for it to be useful. Calcium (in both food and supplements) is best absorbed in small amounts -- about 500 to 600 mg at a time. So, don't take all your calcium at once. Instead, break it up into small doses several times a day.
  • Hip Anatomy
    The hip is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the pelvis and the femur, or thighbone. This multimedia clip gives a tour of a healthy hip.
  • Hip Arthritis Treatments
    Several different treatments for hip arthritis are available, as this video segment explains.
  • How a Healthy Foot Works- Bunions
    This video clip explains how a healthy foot works.
  • How a Healthy Knee Works
    The knee is a joint that allows for the motion of your leg, by bending and extending. This video clip covers how a healthy knee works.
  • How a Healthy Knee Works
    The bones that make up the knee are the femur, the tibia, and the patella. This video clip discusses how a healthy knee works.
  • How a Healthy Knee Works
    Essential for sitting, walking, and running, the knee is a joint that allows for the motion of your leg. This clip shows how a healthy knee works.
  • How a Meniscus Tears
    This video clip provides information on how a meniscus tears.
  • How Are Bunions Formed?
    This interactive video segment explains how bunions are formed.
  • How Bunions Form
    This video clip explains how bunions form.
  • How Does an ACL Tear Happen?
    The most common way of tearing the ACL is a sudden pivoting or cutting maneuver done during a sporting activity. This video clip takes a closer look at what happens when your ACL is torn.
  • How Much Is Enough?
    The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily intake considered sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of most healthy individuals. The RDA for calcium can vary with age and gender -- adolescents and older adults generally need more. Your healthcare provider can tell you how much calcium you should be consuming each day.
  • How Safe Is a Bunionectomy With Osteotomy (for Moderate Deformity)?
    This video explains that a bunionectomy is not free from risks.
  • How Safe Is a Bunionectomy With Soft Tissue Release?
    This video explains that a bunionectomy is not free from risks.
  • How Safe is ACL Reconstruction (Hamstring Graft)?
    This video clip explains that ACL reconstruction is a very safe procedure.
  • How Safe Is ACL Reconstruction?
    This video clip explains that ACL reconstruction is a very safe procedure.
  • How Safe Is Ankle Surgery?
    This video segment explains the risks and level of safety associated with this procedure.
  • How Safe Is Bunion Surgery (Osteotomy)?
    This video explains that a bunionectomy is not free from risks.
  • How Safe Is Bunionectomy with Fusion?
    This video explains that a bunionectomy is not free from risks.
  • How Safe Is Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy?
    This video clip addresses safety concerns regarding knee arthroscopy.
  • How Safe Is Knee Arthroscopy With Plica Removal?
    This video clip addresses safety concerns regarding knee arthroscopy.
  • How Safe Is Wrist Surgery?
    This multimedia clip discusses the level of risk and safety associated with this procedure.
  • In the Operating Room (ACL Reconstruction)
    This video clip tells you what to expect as you are taken to the operating room.
  • In the Operating Room (ACL Surgery -- Hamstring)
    This video clip tells you what to expect as you are taken to the operating room.
  • In the Operating Room (Bunionectomy With Soft Tissue Release)
    This video clip tells you what to expect as you are taken to the operating room.
  • In the Operating Room (Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy)
    This video clip tells you what to expect as you are taken to the operating room.
  • In the Operating Room (Wrist Surgery)
    This video segment explains what will happen in the operating room just before your procedure begins.
  • Independence With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    As this eMedTV article explains, children with osteogenesis imperfecta can gain independence through the use of scooters, wheelchairs, and bikes. This page explains the importance of helping your child gain independence with osteogenesis imperfecta.
  • Infection (Bunionectomy With Soft Tissue Release Risks)
    This video clip explains the risk of infection associated with surgical procedures.
  • Infection (Knee Arthroscopy With Plica Removal Risks)
    This clip discusses the possibility of developing an infection after this procedure.
  • Infection -- ACL Surgery (Hamstring Graft)
    This clip discusses the possibility of developing an infection after this procedure.
  • Infection -- Ankle Surgery Complications
    This clip describes treatments that are available if infections occur after ankle surgery.
  • Infection Following ACL Reconstruction
    Only 4 out of 10,000 patients develop an infection following ACL reconstruction surgery. This page of the eMedTV site explains how sterile techniques are always used and antibiotics are given to patients prior to surgery to prevent infections.
  • Inheritance Pattern of Achondroplasia
    This eMedTV page discusses the inheritance pattern of achondroplasia (a growth disorder that can result in dwarfism). If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting an abnormal FGFR3 gene (the cause of the disorder).
  • Jakafi
    Jakafi is prescribed to relieve symptoms and reduce spleen size in people with myelofibrosis. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this medicine, including how it works, details on its effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
  • Jakafi and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Jakafi (ruxolitinib) passes through human breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant. This eMedTV page lists the possible risks associated with taking Jakafi while breastfeeding, explaining what the manufacturer recommends.
  • Jakafi and Pregnancy
    Studies have shown that Jakafi (ruxolitinib) may cause problems when given to pregnant animals. This eMedTV segment addresses the question of whether it is safe to use Jakafi during pregnancy and discusses what your healthcare provider might recommend.
  • Jakafi Dosage
    Jakafi comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken twice daily. This page of the eMedTV Web site gives more specific dosing guidelines for Jakafi, including details on the recommended dosage and tips on properly using the medicine.
  • Jakafi Drug Interactions
    Echinacea, live vaccines, and leflunomide are some of the products that may interfere with Jakafi. This eMedTV resource explores other possible drug interactions with Jakafi, including details on the complications that may occur and how to avoid problems.
  • Jakafi Medication Information
    Jakafi is a prescription medicine used to treat myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow disease. This eMedTV article provides more information on Jakafi, including why this medication is not safe for some people. A link to more details is also included.
  • Jakafi Overdose
    The specific effects of a Jakafi (ruxolitinib) overdose will depend on how much was taken and other factors. This eMedTV resource describes some of the symptoms that could occur and explains how a healthcare provider might treat this type of overdose.
  • Jakafi Side Effects
    Anemia and bruising are common (and potentially dangerous) side effects of Jakafi. This eMedTV segment presents an in-depth look at how often certain reactions to this drug occurred during clinical studies and lists which problems may need medical care.
  • Jakafi Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, Jakafi is used for treating intermediate-risk or high-risk myelofibrosis in adults. This article takes a closer look at how this prescription drug works to reduce spleen size and relieve symptoms of myelofibrosis.
  • Jakafi Warnings and Precautions
    Taking Jakafi can make it harder for your body to fight off an infection. This eMedTV Web selection features other important warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment with Jakafi, including who should not take it.
  • Just Say Moo!
    Dairy products are probably the first thing people turn to when they think of foods that promote bone health. Milk, cheese, yogurt, and even ice cream (in moderation) are all great sources of calcium -- some are even fortified with vitamin D. Just make sure you are choosing low-fat varieties if you are watching your weight.
  • Knee Anatomy
    Essential for sitting, walking, and running, the knee is a joint that allows for the motion of your leg. This clip shows how a healthy knee works.
  • Knee Arthritis Treatments
    Several different treatments for knee arthritis are available, which this video clip describes.
  • Knee Arthroscopy Alternatives (Meniscectomy)
    This video clip describes alternatives to knee arthroscopy that are available.
  • Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy Risks -- Abnormal Scar Formation
    This video explains why you may have abnormal scar formation after this procedure.
  • Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip deals with blood clots after surgery.
  • Knee Arthroscopy With Meniscectomy Risks -- Infection
    This clip discusses the possibility of developing an infection after this procedure.
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