Featured Bones Articles
Descriptions of Featured Bones Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
During an ACL surgery, a torn ligament in the knee is removed and replaced with a graft. This eMedTV Web page explains the procedure in detail, including the different types of grafts, where they come from, and what to expect.
Bone Density Test
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.
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.
Achondroplasia disease is the most common type of short-limbed dwarfism caused by genetic mutations. This eMedTV page discusses the condition in detail, including information on how the condition is passed from parent to child, symptoms, and more.
As this eMedTV resource explains, achondroplasia dwarfism occurs when cartilage has difficulty converting to bone, especially in the long bones of the limbs. The causes, symptoms, and treatment options are also discussed.
Cause of Achondroplasia
This eMedTV article discusses each cause of achondroplasia in detail, both of which involve the FGFR3 gene. The gene either mutates or is passed from a parent with the condition to his or her child.
Avascular Necrosis Pain
Pain is not often felt in the early stages of avascular necrosis. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains how the pain worsens as the condition becomes more severe and describes methods used to treat pain with avascular necrosis.
Symptoms of Achondroplasia
Some of the common symptoms of achondroplasia include short stature, an enlarged head, and short fingers. This eMedTV article discusses achondroplasia symptoms in detail and also discusses the health problems related to the condition.
In-depth Information on Achondroplasia Symptoms
Dwarfism, short limbs, enlarged head are some of the common signs and symptoms of achondroplasia. This eMedTV page covers achondroplasia symptoms and other associated problems, such as breathing disorders, obesity, and recurrent ear infections.
ACL Surgery Recovery
A crucial part of ACL surgery recovery is plenty of rest in the initial week, followed by physical therapy. This eMedTV page explains what to expect during recovery, including follow-up visits, possible symptoms, and when physical therapy begins.
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.
Type 3 Osteogenesis Imperfecta
As this eMedTV article explains, type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is characterized by features such as easily fractured bones, triangular face, and large head. This article talks about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of type 3 OI.
This eMedTV Web page explains the role of genetics in achondroplasia. Specifically, this article talks about how the disease can be caused by a mutation in a specific gene or by a parent with the condition passing down the gene to his or her child.
Cause of Osteogenesis Imperfecta
As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of osteogenesis imperfecta is a defect in the genes responsible for producing collagen. This Web page further explores the cause of this condition and discusses the role of genetics.
Avascular Necrosis Treatment
As this eMedTV segment explains, treating avascular necrosis may involve medications, exercises, surgery, or other options. This article explains the treatment options in detail, including when each type is generally used.
Bone Density Test Results
A bone density test can confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis, as well as gauge the risk for fractures. This eMedTV segment explains bone density tests in detail and talks about how a person's test results will be compared to expected norms.