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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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What is the official name for a bone doctor?

What is the official name for a bone doctor?

I think you mean...: ...Orthopedic surgeon, though other doctors may also deal with bone problems from time to time. ...Read more

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I have broken my ankle in 2 places and can not get around. I will see a bone doctor in 2 days, but my problem is I cannot get there?

I have broken my ankle in 2 places and can not get around. I will see a bone doctor in 2 days, but my problem is I cannot get there?

Broken Ankle: I'm really sorry to hear about your ankle. It is important for you to get to your doctor so he or she can examine you and take x-rays of your ankle. Maybe you could have someone give you a ride to the doctor. ...Read more

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Will the bone doctor give me a cast if simple fracture?

Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more

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Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. Fracture on X-Ray of ankle.

Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. Fracture on X-Ray of ankle.

No, but.. .: The real problem is how badly if at all, the growth plate has been injured. This could change the rate of growth. At 16 you may not have too much growth left in the distal tibial. All you can do is watch at this point. I GUESS that you'll be OK. ...Read more

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Mama was 8 years ago to have breast cancer, but now in the bones, doctors thought it secondary bone cancer, but it turns out that he has nothing to do?

Mama was 8 years ago to have breast cancer, but now in the bones, doctors thought it secondary bone cancer, but it turns out that he has nothing to do?

Hmm.: It's common for breast cancer to spread to the bones even decades later. This is especially true if the breast cancer was positive for the estrogen receptor (er positive). In these cases, we usually give patients an estrogen-blocking pill to treat the cancer. We also give a drug that hardens the bones (zolendronate). Ask your doctor why your mother isn't being given those treatments. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having bone tb, doctor asked me to take all 4 akt-4 tablets after breakfast, is that ok?

What do you advise if I'm having bone tb, doctor asked me to take all 4 akt-4 tablets after breakfast, is that ok?

Bone TB: If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment of your condition, you need to go talk to your doctor about this. It is not right for you to talk to another doctor to see if there is agreement or disagreement. This will result in an eventual erosion of your relationship with your doctor. Think of how you would feel if you were the doctor and your patient went to check with another ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm having bone tb, doctor asked me to take all 4 akt-4 tablets after breakfast, is that ok?

TB medications: Tb affecting the bones is treated with multiple drugs prescribed by your physician. I would suggest contacting him/her and your pharmacist located where you picked up the medication to clarify your medications. It is important to not miss any doses and to report side effects of the medications. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I can feel tingling in my shin bones, my doctor thinks this is rubbish, I am on strontium ranelate and have severe osteoporosis.

I can feel tingling in my shin bones, my doctor thinks this is rubbish, I am on strontium ranelate and have severe osteoporosis.

Shin splints: Common to have irritation along the border of the tibia and muscle that can cause tingling usually from increased activity. Nerve injuries can also result in nerve injuries. ...Read more

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My left foot ankle has found an accessory navicular bone. My doctor said it can be removed, but not necessary. Ineed a second opinion. Thanks

Maybe removal: Sometimes otthotics to support the arch will take pressure off th bone but sometimes a section of bone needs to be removed. ...Read more

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7 months post op shoulder surgury still very swallow and a lot pain I had a injury april 2011 had a clean up in shoulder a bone spur doctor thought he saw tear in MRI but didn't see when he was in my arm help please any advice

Second Opinion: Bone spur surgery is becoming increasingly controversial and it doesn't sound like you have a clear diagnosis and cause for your shoulder pain. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/. ...Read more

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If a 15yo boy breaks a bone and doctor becomes very concerned the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal plate what are options?

If a 15yo boy breaks a bone and doctor becomes very concerned the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal plate what are options?

Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more

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Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning I dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that I fully immobilize my right arm

Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning I dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that I fully immobilize my right arm

Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...Read more

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