Bones Health Topics
Featured Tests and Procedures
ACL reconstruction is a surgery in which a torn anterior cruciate ligament is replaced with an ACL graft. This eMedTV page describes the procedure in detail, lists various types of grafts that are available, and explains the benefits of the surgery.
Bone densitometry, also known as a bone density scan, can be beneficial in diagnosing osteogenesis imperfecta. This page from the eMedTV site offers a detailed explanation of the link between bone densitometry and osteogenesis imperfecta.
Similar to an x-ray, a bone density test measures your bone health and response to osteoporosis treatment. This eMedTV article explains how this test is performed, how it is scored, and who should consider having it.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
Achondroplasia occurs when cartilage has difficulty converting to bone, which usually results in dwarfism. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including the role genetics plays, possible symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Avascular necrosis is a condition that develops when blood supply to the bones is cut off. This section of the eMedTV archives explains this condition in detail, including causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a bone disease characterized by bones that break easily. This segment of the eMedTV library provides a detailed overview of the conditions, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
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.
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.
Skelid is a medicine that is commonly prescribed to treat Paget's disease. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of Skelid, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
Bone is a living, growing tissue that is mostly made of collagen. This resource provides information on the formation and different types of this tissue, as well as a brief description of how osteoporosis develops.