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What sort of diseases might cause slight limps but no deformity of the leg?

I need to know of a few diseases that a child might catch that would render her with a slight limp for the rest of her life, but no physical deformity.


The most frequent cause of limping in an otherwise normal youngster is the childhood disorder "transient synovitis of the hip." It is presumed that a virus produces inflammation in the lining of the hip joint since most affected children had a mild cold before they suddenly started limping. This self-limited condition usually occurs in boys between 2 to 12 years of age (average 6 years).

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a rare condition that always has to be considered when a child limps. It develops when, for unknown reasons, something happens to interrupt the blood supply to the top of the thigh (femoral) bone. This results in destruction of bone’s top causing pain when the child walks. Boys ages four to ten are five times more likely to be affected than girls. X-rays of he hip may be normal at first but repeated studies and bone scans make the diagnosis apparent.

Another cause of limp in children is "slipped capital femoral epiphysis." For unknown reasons the top of the thigh (femoral) bone slides into an abnormal position causing an abnormal fit of the hip joint. It is most frequently seen in overweight male teenagers (10-15 years of age). There is often a history of slight injury and pain may be first felt at the knee, even though the condition afflicts the hip.

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How can I exercise with a pectus carinatum deformity brace?

In 2 weeks I'm going to get a brace for my pectus carinatum deformity, the doctor told me that it will restrict my breathing which will make it more difficult to exercise, any tips on how to make it easier? I'd rather not take it off, the longer I leave it on daily the quicker it will form normally and I won't have it on for too long. I'm 15 btw.

The only thing that comes to mind is isometric exercises.  (+ info)

What will happen if a child has a deformity that can be corrected with surgery but parents can't afford it?

If a woman has a kid who has a deformity that can be corrected with surgery but can't afford it and has no insurance will the doctor still correct it even if the woman is unable to pay back the cost?

This is why I love being in Australia, good old Medicare! I believe that the doctor cannot do the surgery without payment unless it's an emergency. Sad really.  (+ info)

What is the success rate of a Haglunds deformity (exostosis) surgery?

I have Haglunds deformity on both heels. The surgeon advices that I should undergo surgery. I'm only too afraid to have it done for fear of not healing well enough so that I can continue playing sports (rugby/tennis/surfing)

a simple yahoo search would solve this answer but since your asking.... 85%  (+ info)

Have you seen how many cases of deformity in India?

The two faces child, the six legs little girl, the baby looking like a fish, the furriest kid in the world etc. They're all incredible cases of deformity and illness and they're all from India. I've read that the EU is planning to ban the fish from the Indian ocean because of the heavy pollution of that sea. Is there anything strange and dangerous happening in India?
This is a serious question, needing serious answers, not jokes...

There are many cases where the parents actually purposely deform or harm the children so as they are more effective beggars.  (+ info)

How to fix a rib cage deformity?

Hi all

I have scoliosis and my ribs are deformed as a result. This deformity is not pigeon's chest or sunken chest - there is nothing wrong with my chest but my ribs are deformed. Is there any way to correct this? I have tried looking for surgery but I cannot find any so far.

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How can I get a surgery of Madelung Wrist Deformity?

I have this Phsycal deformity that I dont like can someone professional tell me what to do please

You need to probably go see an orthopedic surgeon who can fix it. Good Luck!  (+ info)

My father has a severe spinal deformity due to ankylosing spondylitis. Any possible cure?

Having checked out on the internet, it seems that osteotomies are very successful surgical procedures to correct the deformity, i.e, straighten the neck and back. However, we would like to know the costs and the risks involved. I may add that after a successful accupuncture treatment around 15 years ago, my father experiences no pain at all, except after a strenuous exercise or exposure to extreme cold. Please help us find a way. Thank you!

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What is the name of the Mental Disorder, of people who see a deformity somewhere on them?

What is the name of the Mental Disorder, of people who see a deformity somewhere on them? But, it's actually not there, they are perfectly fine. I am doing a project at school and i had the disorder name on my phone which has recently been stolen. If someone could help me out I would appreciate it! thankyou!

Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Where the person is excessively preoccupied with an imagined (or real) defect in their physical features.

Here's the Wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder  (+ info)

In an ultrasound and blood tests, can they tell if the baby has a deformity?

I mean things like a fifth finger, or a demented face, or ...well stuff like that.
Most of you may say YES so is it possible that when it's born and it has a deformity and the docs didnt know, how could they have not known?

Ultrasounds and blood tests are not 100% fool proof, they are just tools used to detect abnormalities that are present. With my first I went in for my 11-13 week ultrasound/blood test etc and all came back clear. It wasn't until my 18-20 week scan that they frightened the tripes out of me by saying that my baby had 2 soft markers, a discolouration in her bowel and "golf balls" on the heart otherwise known as calcification (very normal and found alone with no other abnormalities, they dismiss it and most babies do have this but goes by birth) so yeah it was pretty frightening for hubby and I as we didn't know what to expect. They wanted to test the baby for downs and do an amnio which can detect a lot of chromosome abnormalities but not all. I said no because in my heart she did not have downs. Well when she was born, she was tiny but beautiful and had a ripper set of lungs! She did not have downs. 2 years later we found out that she had Williams Syndrome, to this day the doctors don't know what those soft markers were because there are no known "markers" to detect WS in an unborn child. Turns out that her amnio would have come back clear too because the amnio would not have picked up the chromosome disorder only a special test called "FISH" would have. So in answer to your question, physical abnormalities are generally detected by ultrasound not bloods but are still over looked, inexperience, faulty equipment, baby lying incorrectly, all of these can contribute to miss readings. Are you concerned that something is wrong if you are pregnant with your baby? Or is it just a general question for something that may have happened to someone you know? Well either way sweetie, I hope this little insight helps you to understand more about it all. Good luck and all the very best.  (+ info)

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