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160 Possible Causes for Difficulty Climbing Stairs, Vertebral Fractures

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    We describe the case of a 20-year-old boy with DMD suffering from back pain due to multiple vertebral fractures who was treated with teriparatide.[] climbing stairs, hopping, or jumping decreased motor skills Physical exam Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Similar traits to Duchenne's Distinguishing traits from Duchenne's[] This muscle weakness causes a waddling gait and difficulty climbing stairs.[]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    […] on the role of PKP in the treatment of nonunion of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.[] Numerous factors can cause stenosis, such as thickened ligaments, expanding infection, abscess, a congenital or developmental anomaly, degenerative changes, vertebral fractures[] Spondylolisthesis : degenerative lumbar vertebral subluxation. Lumbar spine trauma or vertebral fracture. Epidural abscess. Inflammatory arachnoiditis.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Vertebral Fractures in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients Managed With Deflazacort. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Jul. 38 (6):320-324. [Medline].[] Symptoms may include: Progressive muscle weakness and wasting (atrophy) Waddling way of walking Difficulty climbing stairs Difficulty rising from lying or sitting Repeated[] Symptoms may include: Clumsy movement Difficulty climbing stairs Frequently trips and falls Unable to jump or hop normally Tip toe walking Leg pain Tiring quickly with exertion[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    A retrospective, observational, population-based study found no difference in rates of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or hip, vertebral or Colles fractures in PMR[] Often, patients cannot get out of bed without help and notice difficulty climbing stairs.[] B 30 – 32 Alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) have been shown to increase bone mineral density and decrease vertebral fractures in patients on long-term glucocorticoid[]

  • Lumbar Compression Fracture

    CONCLUSION: Vertebral fractures secondary to acute expansion of a vertebral hemangioma rarely occur during vaginal delivery.[] She also notes that she has more difficulty climbing stairs than ever before, and that she even has trouble getting up from her chair.[] Over many years, spinal fractures lessen the height of the spine and the person becomes shorter. Vertebral compression fractures are often linked to osteoporosis.[]

  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

    Overview Spinal fractures are different than a broken arm or leg.[] She also notes that she has more difficulty climbing stairs than ever before, and that she even has trouble getting up from her chair.[] They may have difficulty bending, reaching, lifting, climbing stairs, and walking.[]

  • Internal Joint Prosthesis Broken

    The extra space restores vertebral height, which is often lost if you've experienced a spinal fracture.[] fracture Harrington and Edwards rods have been largely superseded by other newer devices.[] […] of vertebral column S14.0xx - S14.9xx S24.0xx - S24.9xx S34.01x - S34.9xx Injury of nerves and spinal cord The above policy is based on the following references: U.S.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    fractures: High frequency; Up to 100% by 9 years Short stature 27 ?[] Abstract: Case report regarding a 23 year old gentleman, presented with difficulty climbing stairs, changes in posture and toe walking.[] As the condition progresses, muscle weakness leads to functional difficulties (difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a chair).[]

  • Polymyositis

    Interestingly, vertebral fractures were less common in patients treated with lower doses of corticosteroids.[] Progressive muscle weakness starts in the proximal muscles (muscles closest to the trunk of the body) which eventually leads to difficulties climbing stairs, rising from a[] climbing stairs, getting up from a chair, or lifting above the shoulder Joint pain or muscle tenderness Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Fatigue General malaise[]

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

    fractures, steroid myopathy, impaired wound healing, increased susceptibility to infections (herpes zoster, cutaneous fungal infection, reactivation of tuberculosis, recurrent[] The patient presents with complaints like difficulty in getting up, climbing stairs or buttoning a shirt.[] […] complications include: fluid retention, weight gain, insomnia, mood lability, psychosis, hyperglycemia, gastritis, osteoporosis, aseptic necrosis of the femoral or humeral heads, vertebral[]

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