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A 46-year-old member asked:

broken bones weaker after it heals?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No, after it heals -: Completely, it as good as the others. Complete healing and consolidation of the bone might take several months. With age the healing process might slow down as well, but once they are healed, they are as good as new.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: Some bones can actually be stronger after they heal due to the extra bone that has formed to heal the fracture.

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Who should have a bone density test?

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DEXA: Women over the age of 65, men over 70 and certain high risk categories.
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How will pregnancy affect my bones?

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Should not: But if it does would be positive as weight bearing is good for your bones.
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Menopausal bone loss: Generally after menopause women start losing bone at a more rapid rate than before. It is important to address this issue and try to prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis from occuring.
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Why are stress fractures so bad?

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Depends: Stress fractures are problematic mainly because they can be difficult to diagnose. As such, they may be initially under treated, thereby prolonging disability.
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Will laceration to bone cause permanent scar?

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Yes: Any laceration will cause a permanent scar.

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