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Neuropathic Fracture

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AIDS InfoNet


...itself. It may be made worse by some medications used to treat HIV. What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis , or porous bone, occurs when too much mineral is removed from the bone framework. The bones become brittle and break (fracture) more easily. The most common fractures are in the hip, the spine (vertebrae) and the wrist. Osteopenia is a mild or moderate loss of bone minerals. Loss of bone mineral density can occur without any pain...
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fractures orbital and cheek want to see a hiv doc for sculptra

can you help me find an expert in atlanta for facial wasting? i dont have hiv i had a severe facial fractures from an accident and im sunken in cheeks and eye hollows from it severely. orbital fracture and cheek bone fractures have left me sunken.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The best approach for you might be to visit the Sculptra web site where they have a listing or providers. Here is a link to the Sculptra site. Good luck! Read more »

Do I still have AIDS?

I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1997. I was hospitalized with PCP and had a CD4 count of 19 and viral load around 750,000. For the past 12 years my CD4 has never been above 200. My last test showed that my CD4 had suddenly risen to 346. Even with the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...have been an AIDS patient (similar for a cancer survivor having had cancer or a person with a broken bone having always had a fracture). Having had AIDS or a fracture puts a person in a different place for future health events due to residual... Read more »

Fractures and surgery on persons with AIDS

I am a rehabilitation case manager helping an injured worker with his on the job injury (fx of the wrist). He disclosed to me that he has AIDS. He states that his doctors know, but his employer does not. He has been recommended to have a surgery...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
There is no reason to relay his diagnosis to his employer. I am not a physician and cannot possibly recommend for or against the surgery; if his doctors have advised it, it is their responsibility to consider his HIV status.Your job remains... Read more »

Osteopenia, Double-Compound fracture, Bone disolving drugs and lots of titanium!

Dr. Henry, Thanks for all of your great answers. Recently I was involved in a car accident which broke my arm completely in two and required major surgery. During a follow-up Dexa-scan they found that I have osteopenia. I now take the Fosomax,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Initial reports of osteopenia in the setting of treated HIV infected seemed to implicate protease inhibitors. Like many of other of the chronic side effects now being seen, further studies clouded the picture. Although it looks like there is an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...the risk of some long-term side effects of HIV disease and treatment. These include osteoporosis (weak bones that can lead to fractures, see Fact Sheet 557 ) and osteonecrosis (bone death, see Fact Sheet 559 ). HIV treatment slightly increases... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...DEXA scanning can help you and your health care provider monitor your bone health and determine if you're at risk for a serious fracture. Vitamin D and calcium supplements might be recommended and prescription medications to help reverse bone... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...the use of Viread in HIV-positive people. BMD monitoring should be considered in people who have a history of pathologic bone fracture or are at risk for osteopenia. Creatinine clearance (CrCl) should be assessed before initiating treatment with... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...bisphosphonate. Hormones Estrogen: In women, replacing the hormone estrogen has shown to significantly decrease the number of fractures. Sometimes estrogen is combined with another hormone called progesterone. However, there is an... Read more »
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ankle doing ok i guess

Posted by alive2
...makes me able to move with a speed of light. really it still hurts but hell,at least i dont piddle on the bed. as for the 4 fractured ribs, they will hurt till i get off the crutches, which i hope will only be another month.i will be back... Read more »

wow new pills.....and spills

Posted by alive2
...and down i came. first time for me ever falling off a ladder, what a way to begin my day, broken ankle, tore ligament in knee, fractured rib. guess i should have said no. being i have sit all day stinks, monday going to doctor(orthopedic) to see... Read more »

12 things you did not know you did not know

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
...sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. 10. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. And,... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...< 0.01), non-black race (p < 0 .001), lower body weight (p < 0.01), estrogen use (p = 0.04), a past history of bone fractures (p = 0.05) and methadone treatment (p < 0.01) were all significantly associated with osteopenia across the... Read more »