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Doctor insights on: A Few Weeks Ago A Snowboard Fell On My Shin Now There Is A Dent On The Bone Will It Eventually Heal So It Would Be Safe To Train Martial Arts

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A few weeks ago a snowboard fell on my shin. Now there is a dent on the bone. Will it eventually heal so it would be safe to train martial arts?

A few weeks ago a snowboard fell on my shin. Now there is a dent on the bone. Will it eventually heal so it would be safe to train martial arts?

Dent in shin: It may take from three to six weeks to heal a fracture with a callous formation. If you don't have pain prognosis is good. X rays help to assure that the fracture has healed. An orthopedic or sports injury physician should clear you to start martial arts. If you have no pain or range of motion abnormalities you may protect yourself with some soft elastic brace to support your soft tissue. ...Read more

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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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After a hard impact (martial arts) my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

After a hard impact (martial arts) my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

Contusion: It is more likely that you have a hematoma (collection of blood after an injury). The shin area is very commonly involved since there is a small amount of flesh between the skin and the bone. It will resolve in a month or 2.

If you think you have a bone chip get it x-rayed . ...Read more

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After a hard impact martial arts my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

After a hard impact  martial arts  my shin bone seems to have been chipped. The area is now all mushy, how long before it is replaced with hard bone?

This may not be a : Bone issue but a hematoma ( blood under the skin) or fat and/ or muscle necrosis (dead tissue) that feels mushy-see a physician for evaluation to see what the diagnosis is before assuming it is a bone issue which may also be bruised or contused. ...Read more

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2mon. Ago a snwboard fell on my shin. No pain after a few weeks but left behind a dent like a piece of bone brke off. No pain n jog reg. Safe for mma?

2mon. Ago a snwboard fell on my shin. No pain after a few weeks but left behind a dent like a piece of bone brke off. No pain n jog reg. Safe for mma?

Get it checked first: I would suggest you see an orthopedist first to get clearance for mma. An x-ray or maybe a ct scan would show how much a "dent " in the bone is really there. It would also be important to know that the rest of your tibia bone is intact. ...Read more

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I fell on the concrete playing basketball on my shin bone now I have a small hard ball were i hurt it what is it?

I fell on the concrete playing basketball on my shin bone now I have a small hard ball were i hurt it what is it?

Hematoma: Most likely it's a small collection of blood that has hardened after it bled and clotted. It should go away with time. Some gentle massage may speed it along. ...Read more

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Will a dent in a childs shin bone heal?

Will a dent in a childs shin bone heal?

Yes: It may take awhile but it will heal. The body is constantly healing and repairing... ...Read more

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TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?

TV fell on leg and slid down shin bone. Was told it was a bruised bone. Now I have a hard movable lump in area that feels like scar tissue? Normal?

Lump: A lump secondary to trauma that is mobile is unlikely connected to bone. There has likely been damage to the tissue just under the skin, called subcutaneous fat. It often takes weeks for this to resolve. All the best. ...Read more

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Fell hard on my knee while snowboarding and now i can't fully extend my left leg. What kind of injury is this?

Fell hard on my knee while snowboarding and now i can't fully extend my left leg. What kind of injury is this?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately worked up by your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, perhaps orders some tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

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Dad got plates in broken leg's bone.Now has infection.Leg turns red and has pus.Doc says when bone'll join he'd remove the plates.Is it safe to wait?

Dad got plates in broken leg's bone.Now has infection.Leg turns red and has pus.Doc says when bone'll join he'd remove the plates.Is it safe to wait?

Yes: This will require control of the infection to allow healing of the unstable fracture, followed by removal of hardware and any devitalized bone, and then retreatment after the metallic devices are out. Long but necessary process. Hopefully your Dad is being seen by an infectious diseases expert along with the orthopedist. ...Read more

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I got 8 stitches on my shin just to the right of the bone 2 days ago. Can I go on an all-day hike 2 days from now?

I got 8 stitches on my shin just to the right of the bone 2 days ago.  Can I go on an all-day hike 2 days from now?

Yes: Edward,

Hiking should be OK. Just be sure to keep your wound clean (no slogging through the mud), and don't soak it in water. During the hike, take breaks to inspect the wound. If you see signs of separation, redness, or bleeding, stop and seek medical attention. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Was rubbing my leg and noticed a dent in my shin bone? Not bumped or ever injured it so was just wondering why or how its there?

Was rubbing my leg and noticed a dent in my shin bone? Not bumped or ever injured it so was just wondering why or how its there?

Totally Normal: There is very little padding to the shin bone so it is very vulnerable to injury. Very likely you banged it up plenty as a little kid perhaps bike riding or smk=cking it against playground equiptment. That's enough to put dents in the bone that last a lifetime. ...Read more

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Is bone augmentation for dental implant a major procedure? How safe is it?

Is bone augmentation for dental implant a major procedure? How safe is it?

No and very safe: In the hands of a competent oral surgeon or periodontist, bone augmentation is a routine, safe, easily executed procedure, completely safe and highly successful. Any surgical procedure has risks, but in a healthy individual there should be no problems other than some minor to moderate swelling and discomfort which is easily handled with some pain medication. ...Read more

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I hit my shin with a stair on the pool and now i have a little lump that feels attached to the bone. it hurts when i press on it.

Most likely a sub-: -sub pereosteal hematoma. They R hard & tender/painful 2 touch or bump it. Ice initially, after a couple days switch 2 heat, usually go away but often leave a bump much smaller, that may always B there. Not painful but just there. Not a big deal, ,as long as there was no laceration present. ...Read more

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Have a lump on my left shin bone. is very hard and does not move, has been there for several months now. should I get this checked out?

Yes: I would recommend having your leg seen in person or virtually for proper diagnosis and treatment options. IF you are having any symptoms like unresolved pain, fever, chills or nausea than you should be seen in urgent care. ...Read more

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I have a hematoma on my shin bone. Its been almost 4 years now. Hurts slightly when pressed and not otherwise.any complications if not removed?

I have a hematoma on my shin bone. Its been almost 4 years now. Hurts slightly when pressed and  not otherwise.any complications if not removed?

Hematoma?: Since a hematoma implies a fresh pocket of blood usually from an acute injury, if you have had it for 4 years it is probably something else and should be checked for a mor accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Landed on my shin yesterday and now it feels like the bone is soft or gone in that location. It is also very sore. Any ideas of what happened?

Landed on my shin yesterday and now it feels like the bone is soft or gone in that location.  It is also very sore.  Any ideas of what happened?

Could be hematoma: It could have a large bruise with hematoma making it all feel like there is no bone there... Have it checked by a dr. ...Read more

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My husband has had a bunch of bruises for 10 years on his lower shin (right on the bone) and we've noticed it's puffy now. It is purplish brown.

My husband has had a bunch of bruises for 10 years on his lower shin (right on the bone) and we've noticed it's puffy now.  It is purplish brown.

This certainly does: not sound normal. He may have venous insufficiency in that extremity but it would be important to be evaluated, examined and perhaps tested to be sure it is not something more serious. Make an appointment with your health care provider or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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For how long does a shin bone take to heal?

For how long does a shin bone take to heal?

On average 6-8 weeks: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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I had a injury to my knee and shin bone from a fall and now I have swelling all the way down to my feet and the inner side of my foot is turning blue?

I had a injury to my knee and shin bone from a fall  and now I have swelling all the way down to my feet and the inner side of my foot is turning blue?

SEE A DOCOTER: you had a significant injury since you have swelling and bleeding that cause the discoloration .it is in your foot because of gravity my advise see a doctor same time apply ice on the injured area that might slow down the bleeding and the bruises good luck ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a bone graft from your hip to form a base for dental implants, take to heal?

For how long does it take for a bone graft from your hip to form a base for dental implants, take to heal?

Beware: Iliac crest grafts as onlay grafts have limited success long-term. Before you consider this procedure get another 1 or 2 opinions. If you are in Norristown you can have a free panorex and 3D scan and consult with a Prosthodontist or Oral Surgeon or sometimes both at By Design Dental Implant Center - right behind the Mall. Always good to get educated about procedure and options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had a bone graft done at the end of September for dental implant. I currently wear a retainer until it heals. R the bone chips inside the gums?

I had a bone graft done at the end of September for dental implant. I currently wear a retainer until it heals. R the bone chips inside the gums?

Yes under the gums: A bone graft is placed deep inside the socket or defect and is then covered by a membrane to contain it, the gums is reflected and sutured over the area to keep it he bone particle inside until they fuse and integrate with your bone. The retainer is used to protect the area from any pressure during chewing until the healing period is completed. ...Read more

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Got hit in my shin playing football 4 weeks ago. Now have a mark and a solid bump which sticks up a bit next to my shin bone. What should i do?

Contusion : its soft tissue contusion. It take at least 2 month to resolve assuming no more irritation to area. It's close to bone and minimal blood supply. ...Read more

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