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How Long After An Injury Could A Bone Be Reset
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
I fractured my nose 3 weeks ago. The bone is slightly crooked, not that bad. Is it possible to still get a closed reduction this long after injury?
Yes: It is common for the nasal bone to be rebroken and set again for better healing result. It is probably better to get this done sooner rather than later. ...Read more
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
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
May never grow: A bone spur is generally a result of chronic, long term wear and tear, not necessarily an acute injury. ...Read more
I have nondisplaced fractures of both pubic bones, not diagnosed for 6 weeks after injury. Still aches some. How long will it take to heal?
Another 6 weeks: It'll take another 6 weeks, most likely, to heal completely, so the aching will continue but will get better. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump on my shin it doesn't hurt, it seems to be attached to the bone and its been there too long for it to be from injury. Should i worry?
Get it checked: You should see an orthopedic surgeon and get x-rays. He/she will make further recommendations based on findings. Based on your description, you should not delay this or put this off. It may be nothin but may be a bone tumor that requires further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long do bone bruises of the ankle take to heal... I've been out of work now 3 weeks...But injury happened 4/27/13.Doc wants to give it more time.
Odd? Today I put a long sleeve shirt on and the right sleeve felt tighter. Seems swollen had previous wrist injury no broken bones tho,is this related
Check with tape: simple things first. Is it bigger. is the cuff smaller. did you button the tighter button. DId it go away. Was the writ injury recent. If not it wont be related. Likely you slept with it hanging out of the bed and it was swollen but it is now better. If it is swollen and stays swollen for more than a day. get it checked out with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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