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Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

IM nailing of tibia: Intramedullary nailing of a tibial fracture is usually, depending on the fracture, the best way to surgically fix the fracture, and it causes less muscle weakness and soft tissue damage than plating the fracture. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Could torn ligaments affect muscle growth?

Could torn ligaments affect muscle growth?

Not really: Ligaments connect bones to one another. Tendons are what attach your muscles to the bones. So there really is no correlation between a ligament tear and muscle growth. ...Read more

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Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Will wriggling toes affect fifth metatarsal midshaft fracture recovery? Will it cause more displacement? Will flexing ankle affect as well?

Not typically : No, not typically. If the fractures were that unstable, we would really have to stabilize them with some form of fixation. If your fractures are not displaced, it is highly unlikely you could dipsplce them dimply by "wiggling" your toes. ...Read more

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Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?

Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?

Needs rest: If you continue to walk on an injured area it does not get rest to help the body heal it. ...Read more

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HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?

HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?

Varies: You would really need a detailed exam to answer that. There are occasions where we can fix one condition and that can lead to improvements in other areas of the body due to compensation. There are other occasions where a person may have two or more conditions and fixing one of them will only lead to improvement on that specific condition. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Childs ankle - accessory ossification affecting the distal fibula but given swelling could be partial evulsion superimposed on accessory? Fracture?

Childs ankle - accessory ossification affecting the distal fibula but given swelling could be partial evulsion superimposed on accessory? Fracture?

See doctor: Depending on your child's age a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon or orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist would be good options. Without any specific trauma it's unlikely to be a "fracture." it is possible for accessory ossification centers to become symptommatic. ...Read more

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Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?

It depends on how: much he's healed. If still significant pain in a week, then no sports until the pain gone. Playing before he is healed, it could make the injury worse and cause chronic pain. ...Read more

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Had light leg tibial bone fracture on lefside in Lift crash accident 2 year back, ACL ligament is lax leading to mal aligned knee,my age(34), suggest?

Had light leg tibial bone fracture on lefside in Lift crash accident 2 year back, ACL ligament is lax leading to mal aligned knee,my age(34), suggest?

See a specialist: Without more details, it's impossible to know the best course of action. See a knee specialist, get imaging and testing, and the doctor will help you to determine a course of action to take. Good luck! ...Read more

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How will calf implant surgery affect my ability to practice sports involving intense leg movements?

How will calf implant surgery affect my ability to practice sports involving intense leg movements?

Depends/likely: The calf implants for cosmetic enhancement of your leg will have some impact on your calf muscle performance. Okay to ask/talk to your cosmetic surgeon about this issue. Like a breast implant, the calf implants are usually under the muscle, sometimes they can be above the muscle. Take a friend with you to help with the risk/benefit visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Old injury 2 knee & ankle. Quads r weak. Is weakness from injury or not being physically fit prior 2 injury. How long to build strength?

Old injury 2 knee & ankle. Quads r weak. Is weakness from injury or not being physically fit prior 2 injury. How long to build strength?

Could be from both: When an athlete is in top shape, it only takes 2-3 weeks to be set back 20-30% and 4-8 weeks to get back to the start point. If you were not in great shape to begin with.... It is probably a combination of both. ...Read more

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Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

? Guillain-Barre ?: Not sure what you wish answered, but your description could be c/w an acute immune polyneuritis called guillain-barre, or even onset of a chronic process called cidp. If you have been diagnosed, perhaps you may improve with ivig infusions. However, please clarify what you need answered and we will amplify our responses. ...Read more

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Doing pelvic floor exercises causes pain in Si joint, I know muscle is attached to tail bone could the pulling of muscle cause Si joint dysfuncation ?

Doing pelvic floor exercises causes pain in Si joint, I know muscle is attached to tail bone could the pulling of muscle cause Si joint dysfuncation ?

SI Joint Disfunction: This is a common cause of low back pain. I treat several cases of it a day. Most of the time its from a strained ligament due to an accident or overuse injury. Different positions increase the pain. There are a lot of muscle attachments from the low back, hip and pelvis that can aggravate SI pain. Best results are achieved with a small injection of anesthetic and steroid into the ligaments. ...Read more

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Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed? Do rib cartilages shrink

Can lengthened costal cartilage (rib-cage cartilage) due to mechanical stress decrease in length after the stress is removed?
Do rib cartilages shrink

Potentially: The property of a material to stretch in respons to a stress and then contract back to its original length is know as elasticity. To some extent, the cartilage portion of the ribs do have this property. ...Read more

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Can tensing jaw too hard cause damage to joint, muscle or bone?

Can tensing jaw too hard cause damage to joint, muscle or bone?

Bruxism: hello ~ YES it can and the word for that is called BRIXISM which is grinding of the teeth due to muscle spasm in the masseter muscle. It cause OA (osteoarthritis) of TMJ (tempero-mandibular joint)andwears down. Have your dentist make you a dental dam to protect teeth thx ...Read more

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


Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more