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Bone Injury Heal
Cell Growth: Cartilage cells, especially the articular cartilage type, are very slow growing cells so they are also very easily damaged and with enough damage these cells die and are replaced with a type of scar tissue that is not a perfect replacement. Bone on the other hand continues to remodel and can ultimately be fully restored. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Rich blood supply: Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit. ...Read more
Depends: It depends if the bone is in good alignment and position so that the ends are together. ...Read more
Therapy: Follow your doctors program of care, use the modalities prescribed such as heat or ice, stretching and motion exercises and wearing splints, casts and immobilizers as prescribed and follow up with physical theray and other therapy as prescribed for you. Keep your follow up appointments and be sure to tell your doctor and therapist of any problems or concerns you have and any new or worsening sym. ...Read more
See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Arthritis or fractur:
Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot
most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest.
Could be treated by consevatie means.
Or surgical means. ...Read more
Most heal completely: Most bone injuries (fractures) will heal completely. They may need to be repositioned in a cast or surgically to ensure good healing. A few fractures occur in areas with a limited blood supply, and healing may not occur as well. And if you have certain medical conditions or smoke, bone healing will not be as good. ...Read more
Doctor: If you think it is broken orthopedist. If not significantly malaligned there is really little to do but manage the pain. If not broke have found often associated with pelvic obliquity, in this case chiropractic care or manual therapy with a qualified physical therapist is helpful, . ...Read more
A leg fracture could mean any number of many things. It would depend on what is broken, how displaced the fracture is, what your bone quality is, as well as many other factors.
Most clavicle fractures have historically been treated non-operatively, but in the last decade or so we have become somewhat more aggressive with these fractures in particular cases.
Ask your orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Pain Management: A prior answer covers this in detail. However, if it is a pelvic injury without fracture or pelvic instability, it is not serious, and managing fear and pain becomes most important. Also what caused the pelvic fracture? Have the musculoskeletal system checked, is their underlying osteoporosis, is there something abnormal in the pelvic bone that led to it fracturing in that spot (pathological fx). ...Read more
Pain swelling: Pain swelling discoloration, deformity are all signs that a fracture may be present. ...Read more
Pain: Pain particularly when sitting. Pain is improved when sitting on a donought cushion. ...Read more
Its damaged.: When a broken bone displaces, the blood vessels are interrupted. Like bone, vessels will heal over time. Until they do the area of bone supplied by a vessel is without blood. If that is the only vessel to that part of the bone, the bone can die and collapse. This is called avascular, or aseptic, necrosis. Its most common with fractures of the scaphoid in the wrist or head of the femur in the hip. ...Read more
Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...Read more
What is the embolism risk from bone injury? How long is a person at risk of an embolism as the result of a traumatic bone injury?
Bone embolism: Fat embolism syndrome is a problem usually reserved for major multitrauma involving the long bones (femur and tibia). The big problems are usually in the first week or so. Blood clots from not using your legs after surgery can persist longer and the blood clots can go to your lungs - embolism. ...Read more
A week ago I had a twisted knee and an X-ray showing no bone injury. There's still pain & injury there. What do I have to do now?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I have sprained my right foot 3 weeks ago and I still have a little pain and swelling a bit. Is it normal? No bone injury.
Yes and No: It is common for one to experience pain and swelling for several months following an ankle injury. If the pain and swelling persist have it evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
Is it safe to diet when recovering from a bone injury (fracture)? I'm afraid of gaining weight to due inactivity.
I had a deep knee bone injury 7 weeks ago the injury my leg went pale and numb and tingly my limbs feel weak now I am ill cold is compartment syndrome?
No: If all that was injured is the coccyx. The spinal cord ends in the upper lumbar spine. The coccyx or "tail bone" is a small boney structure off the end of the sacrum. There are no associated spinal cord components that far down the spinal collumn. Injuries to this bone and surrounding soft tissues can be very painfull however, and perpheral nerves can be involved. ...Read more
Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more