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How long after an injury could a bone be reset?

How long after an injury could a bone be reset?

Varies: After a week or so, the fracture gets sticky and is more difficult to set. If you are in doubt, make sure you see an orthopedist and get needed care before you have to make this decision. If there is drift and a re-set is necessary, i would think a couple of weeks out is getting to the limit. I defer to our orthopedic colleagues on health tap for a more expert answer. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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How long would it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

How long would it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

Depends on severity.: Every injury is unique 2 the person injured, ; their bodies response 2 it. The only way 2 b able 2 answer this 4 an individual would, there has 2 b images just b4 the injury ; follow it regularly with images. This could tell only that individual how fast a spur develops, ; it would only b applicable 2 that individual ; the injury. Intervening episodes would sqew the outcome of that facet. ...Read more

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Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after an injury?

May never grow: A bone spur is generally a result of chronic, long term wear and tear, not necessarily an acute injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Yes: Often in trauma, the x-ray visible injuries receive the most attention. Muscle tears may heal in a shortened length so that joint movement becomes limited over time. Tendon and ligament injuries become apparent when return to forceful or work activity brings out myofascial pain or instability complaints. A soft tissue examination will be needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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Can your bone be stronger after it heals from a fracture?

No: No. Once the bone is healed it can be equally as strong as before, but not stronger. ...Read more

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Can long term damage be caused by a fractured arm for a 16 month old?

Can long term damage be caused by a fractured arm for a 16 month old?

Fracture: Children heal very well. As long as there is no problem with bone alignment and no nevbe or vascular damage, there shouldn't be any long term damage. ...Read more

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What is a hairline fracture? Does it need an operation? Can a person recover fully from it?

What is a hairline fracture? Does it need an operation? Can a person recover fully from it?

Hairline fractures: Hairline fractures are incomplete, small cracks in a bone and rarely require surgery. They are more prone to injury and worsening while they are healing, so any increase in pain or symptoms should prompt a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for me to jog again after a bone graft from the hips to a fractured scaphoid?

How long does it take for me to jog again after a bone graft from the hips to a fractured scaphoid?

Four weeks : I am going to make a couple of assumptions. Since this was a bone graft to the scaphoid bone, I am presuming that is small bone graft and was taken from your pelvis. That being the case, there should not be any structural harm with running or jogging. Local discomfort would suggest that you might need 3 to 4 weeks before resuming this activity. Good luck! ...Read more

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How soon after an injury/fracture could you see traumatic arthritis? How will it show on xrays/ct? Is the pain caused similar to synovitus?

How soon after an injury/fracture could you see traumatic arthritis?  How will it show on  xrays/ct?  Is the pain caused similar to synovitus?

What joint?: Traumatic arthritis can occur after intraarticular fractures esp.@ the wrist, knee, elbow and other joints. Not sure which joint but it usually takes @ least a year or longer for post- traumatic changes to become apparent on x-ray . The more signifigant the intraarticular fracture esp. W/older age and lack of adequate reduction, the better chance of it developing. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

How long after a head injury can a doctor tell if it was a concussion?

Could be a few days: Some symptoms of concussions may be immediate: like headache, vomiting or passing out or delayed in onset by hours or days after injury, such as: concentration and memory complaints, irritability and other personality changes, sensitivity to light and noise , sleep disturbances , psychological adjustment problems and depression, disorders of taste and smell. ...Read more

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How likely is a bone infection after a fracture?

How likely is a bone infection after a fracture?

Depends: Open fractures (where skin is broken) can definitely get infected and may need immediate fix and antibiotics. Closed fractures can still get infected, but is less likely. Tetanus shot good idea if not within 5 years. Also depends on site of injury and mechanism. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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If I had an injury to my tailbone (coccyx) because of a fall, how long will it take to recover?

If I had an injury to my tailbone (coccyx) because of a fall, how long will it take to recover?

Weeks: A very common injury. One I have had myself. Very painful as you know, particularly when sitting down. In my experience, this takes 2-4 weeks to resolve. Heat and anti-inflammatories can help take the edge off. ...Read more

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Why does an injury to a bone have a faster recovery/healing time when compared to a muscle or nerve cell?

Why does an injury to a bone have a faster recovery/healing time when compared to a muscle or nerve cell?

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 injury to nerve - does not heal since nerve does not grow back. ...Read more

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How long would the healing time be for a broken/fractured tibia?

How long would the healing time be for a broken/fractured tibia?

Healing time: The average healing time for a tibia fracture that did not break through the skin is 4.5 months. For fractures that are more severe or break through the skin the average time is increased to 5.5 months. ...Read more

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Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after and injury to it?

Around how long does it take a bone spur to grow on a facet joint after and injury to it?

No rules for that: If you have a bone spur it may or may not grow. Unfortunately you have had bone cancer and that causes a completely different concern for any unnaturel growth. It also showed you already have chronic pain and it may have nothing to do with a bone spur. Many people have bone spurs that show up on mris and ct scans and they are totally incidental and do not cause pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done 6 weeks ago ? would infection be possible so long after procedure

Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done  6 weeks ago ? would infection be possible so long after procedure

Yes it is: You should follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy. Have wound cultured get full blood work check including IgG levels. Also b12 and folic acid deficiency can cause elevated RDW. With low vitamin D you may also have a component of leaky gut syndrome . Discuss with your doctor the Gapsdiet.com if biopsy was done in hospital make sure they check for MRSA ...Read more

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How long will it take for a surgery to reset a broken collar bone?

Short term...: Operative repair of a broken(fractured) collar bone takes a few hours once one is actually in the operating room; recovery from the procedure itself also takes a few hours; and probably at least an overnight stay in the hospital. The recovery from a fractured collar bone is another story... ...Read more

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How typical is it for a bone bruise to turn into a stress fracture?

How typical is it for a bone bruise to turn into a stress fracture?

Fracture or bruise: In bone can be very subtle difference. We say bone bruise when we can't identify a fracture line but the bone is swollen, and often this diagnosis made on an MRI when the bone has fluid in it but no true crack can be seen. Stress fracture is a very tiny crack that occurs over time. At times imaging , x-ray or MRI or bone scan changes what we name it but one doesn't just turn into the other. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more