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Bone (Overview)

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, is spongy honeycomb-like structure).


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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read more

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Bone (Overview)

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, is spongy honeycomb-like structure).


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What is your sitz bone?

What is your sitz bone?

Sorry am unable --: To understand the question clearly. There is no such thing, that i know, called sitz bone. The bones we sit on are the ischiums. Sitz baths are used for hemorrhoids or after surgery for them. You might rephrase the question, if i haven't answered it to your satisfaction. Looking forward to hear from you. ...Read more

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Bone (Tip)

Osteoporosis is most worrisome in spine and weight bearing bones. Exercise daily. Flex spine daily. ...See more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Which bone is broken most?

Which bone is broken most?

Commonest fracture: In the United States in persons under the age of 75 years the most frequent fracture is a colles fracture (just above the wrist). Over the age of 75 the most frequent fracture is a fracture of the hip bone. ...Read more

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Can deformed bone be cured?

Can deformed bone be cured?

Depends : [profile indicates possible rheumatoid deformity of hands]. If you have this condition a cure may not be available. But our hand and plastic surgeons do an amazing job in getting the hands looking as close to normal as possible; not just cosmetics, but actual gain in function. Need to be on better meds than Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 & mtx 7.5 to slow down further damage. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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Can a hole in the bone heal?

Can a hole in the bone heal?

Yes they can: If a screw is removed after a fracture has healed, the remaining hole fills in with bone. ...Read more

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Can lysteria get in the bone?

Can lysteria get in the bone?

Unusual, but yes: Listeria usually is opportunistic pathogen causing meningitis (infxn of membranes covering the brain) or bacteremia (infxn in bloodstream), but there have been reports of rare cases of listeria osteomyelitis (bone infxn). Treatment is very difficult when infxn is in this location. ...Read more

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How to increase bone strength ?

How to increase bone strength ?

Excercise: Resistance exercises, strength training and swimming can help you increase your bone strength ...Read more

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Risk of breaking same bone twice?

Depends on where: One can break the same bone twice, but the likelihood of having the break occur in the same exact location is low since the healed fracture is often times stronger than the original bone. ...Read more

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How can you tell if bone is broken?

X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness & decreased range of motion. ...Read more

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What is cost of nuclear bone scans?

Depends: Varies by hospital, are you insured? If not then hospital will try to charge you their rack rate. This rate is often heavily discounted after negotiations with insurance companies. Ask the hospital billing dept. ...Read more

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How soon can bone break be diagnosed?

Xray: Usually it can be diagnosed as soon as an xray is taken. ...Read more

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What is the most common bone to break?

What is the most common bone to break?

Age Dependent: The most commonly broken bone in those younger than 75 is the distal radius (a wrist fracture), with finger fractures very common as well. After the age of 75 hip fractures become more common, but wrist fractures remain the most common. ...Read more

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What is the most painful bone to break?

Any broken bone is: Painful, some more due to the associated injury to nerves/tendons may be more painful, in some people with low pain threshold, while others with a high threshold wouldn't have that much pain. Pain is an individual response to a broken bone or any other injury, meaning its of different intensity in different people. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a broke a bone?

X-Ray: Hello. The only way to really know if you have a break is with a radiographic study like an x-ray (unless there was a gross bony deformity). A medical history and physical exam of the area of injury is also required. ...Read more

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What is the function of lacunae in bone?

Blood vessels: It is used for blood vessels for nutrient and gas exchange. It is also for bone marrow to interface with the blood vessels. ...Read more