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What is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

What is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

Overall shock.: when it was found that 1) cement in hip replacement doubled the death rate and 2) some people seemed like they had shock/sepsis but didn't have any cause, this was investigated and inflammation associated with teh cement was found. Immune reaction or blood clots are theorized. http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/102/1/12.full ...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


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How common is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

How common is bone cement implantation syndrome ?

Unknown: BCIS is currently being researched. It is not my area of expertise. It is not clear what it is or if there is a syndrome. (see second article) Check out: http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/content/102/1/12.full and http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00402-011-1436-9 ...Read more

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How can I tell if im allergic to the bone cement used in the kyphoplasty i had done?

How can I tell if im allergic to the bone cement used in the kyphoplasty i had done?

Bone cement: there are patch tests that can be done with samples of bone cement to determine if you are allergic. see an allergist and get samples from your surgeon. There are several studies on the subject and bone cement allergy has been reported. ...Read more

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Having a custom knee for total knee joint replacement because of bone cement and nickel allergies. Customary to pay hospital in advance for prosthe?

Having a custom knee for total knee joint replacement because of bone cement and nickel allergies. Customary to pay hospital in advance for prosthe?

No: Custom total knees are not generally performed, but rather custom cutting jigs are occasionally used to reduce the number of steps in the or. If you have a severe nickel allergy, most larger companies make a femoral component out of titanium (which is essentially nickel-free), rather than the traditional cobalt chrome alloys. The cost is about the same and would be covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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Balloon kyphoplasy: why not fill with ones own bone marrow rather than cement?

Balloon kyphoplasy:  why not fill with ones own bone marrow rather than cement?

Bone marrow: The kyphoplasty is used as a space expander, using native bone marrow does not work in that it cannot expand the space that has collapsed. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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