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Bone Infarct Femur
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
Femur fracture: Most femur fractures in adults are managed withsurgical repair. Most often, for fractures in the shaft of the bone, an im rod is inserted. For fractures above or extending into the knee, special plates and screws are used. ...Read more
Nothing: Nothing unless the cyst was causing weakening of the cortical wall of the femur. ...Read more
3-6 months: It can often take longer depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more
My son is15, bone age 17.Some of his growth plates are not completely closed (rad/cub, little space at distal femur. Is it still possible to treat him?
Growth plates: Your son is 15 yrs and his bone age is 17 yrs, he is close to his maximum height. For short stature treatment he is beyond a growth stage to make much of a difference. Growth hormone at this stage would close those open growth plates faster. I am assuming that this is the treatment you are asking about. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on your age 6-12 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a bone ingrowth hip and it is being replaced ;its my third. How do they remove the part in my femur. This is my 3rd hip?
I do undestand the Q: You have growing around the hip which already been replaced and they are going to replace again? They could excise that extra bone and give medicine to stop it or radiation. Please write again if you have any question. ...Read more
I always feel pain on my femur during jogging. I don't know exactly if it is the muscle or the bone that is painful? . What should I do?
I recently had a plate and 11 screws removed from my right femur. They had been there for 4 years. How long till the bones in completely filled in?
Fact is that the-: -plate & screws have shielded the bone from stress of every day life. Once removed you have 2 protect the femur using crutches 4 a couple weeks, then switch 2 a cane. The bone will remodel to accept the stress in about 6-8 weeks B careful. The screw holes may or may not fill in. That is not the important thing, the internal bone remodeling is. X rays may show the screw holes forever no worries. ...Read more
I was in a car wreck a yearago and had a rod put it my femur. Sometimes if I move my leg just right I can feel pieces of bone against it. Is it normal?
Common: It's common, but not normal for these sensations to occur. If they worsen, see your family doctor.. ...Read more
30 y/o f HbSS & I am having less VOC & < bone pain, AVN, & now bone infarcts. Left the ED & now I'm in more pain than b4. What can I do 2 lessen pain?
Specialist f/u: Limited data available.sickle cell disease (SCD) have acute and chronic disorders of bones, joints, including vasoocclusive pain episodes, osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, osteonecrosis of the femoral (hip)and humeral heads (shoulder), vertebral body collapse (back pain). f/u with specialist ASAP. Had you ever been on Hydroxyurea? opiates for chronic pain-tolerance/dependence ...Read more
Impossible to: Venture a guess with limited, nonspecific info. It could be nothing of significance. Usually other sequences are performed in addition to proton density. ...Read more
Femur fracture.: I am sorry to hear about her injury. Normally hospitals admit people when they are acutely ill or injured. At some point they normally will need to discharge the patient. Depending on how much recovery is needed, they could be transferred to a rehabilitation facility or sometimes to a nursing home. A femur fracture is a significant concern - and she may need to have extra help arranged at the >. ...Read more
I was shot in the upper left leg shattering my femur placing a rod in my bone how long before I can walk normal again?
Shot now rod femur: 37 MI was shot in the upper left leg shattering my femur placing a rod in my bone how long before I can walk normal again? ANS: Should be walking now if put in last week. Discuss with your team who know details and know you. ...Read more
How long after im nail insertion in femur, does the area light up on a bone scan? I'm nail in 10/12 and bone scan in 11/13.
After pinned im rod to femur, infections arises bcoz part of bone died. I'm rod needs to be removed. Or what other options possible?
Femur fracture: If an infection is present, the rod is removed and the infected bone is also removed. You will then need to be on atleast 6 weeks of antibiotics to help completely get rid of the infection. ...Read more
I'm having bad pain in my right femur bone/thigh. Going from standing to sitting down hurts the worst, and no physical injury to the leg?
Probably not: These typically do not go away on their own. If your concerned, see an orthopedist specializing in hip surgery for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Unlikely: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
If a child were to break both femur bones in an accident would his growth be stunted and he end up shorter?
Location, location: The location of the fracture is important. If the fracture involves the growth plates of the bone, growth may be affected. The more severe the injury is to the growth plate, the more likely a problem will occur. In other locations of the femur, growth problems are less likely. Close monitoring will be required with xrays to determine if there might be a problem. ...Read more
Getting rod out of femur how weak will the bone be? Can you put weight on it? How long to fill in bone? I'm 56 years old.
Potentially none: A rod is placed in the bone canal to stabilize the fracture an allow healing. If there are no screws placed in the rod to "lock" it then the bone should not be weakened when it is removed. ...Read more
How hard is it to get titanuim rod and screws out of femur? Is there statistic on it it breaking the bone again on removal? Had it 8 months
The screws could strip but in general come out easily. The rod is then pulled out in general that too comes out easily. There is always a risk of fracturing the bone but in my experiencethe rods come out very smoothly
good luck discuss with your ortho ...Read more
Someone I kno said she broker her sons femur bone by falling on ice with him. He is two is this possible children service is investigating but don't think it was an accident?
I've seen it happen: I've seen this happen is innocent settings and such might be a case. However, without doing the interviews, reviewing x-rays (of the whole body) and reviewing the reports of professional investigators, nothing definite can be said. Everyone becomes a victim when questions of child maltreatment arise. Letting the professionals work through the process protects everybody. ...Read more
Orthopedics: An orthopedic surgeon would be the specialist best qualified to help you with your issue. ...Read more
Does not dissolve: A bone spur does not dissolve but it's irritating effect can at times be controlled with a steroid injection. If the spur cannot be managed medically and it is causing constant discomfort then removal will be necessary. ...Read more
How risky when a rod pinned to femur removed again due to infections or bone death at the union of fractured bones, any alternatives?
Complicated: Sounds like a complicated problem which would require a more complete history and review of X-rays. If you have a delayed or possibly infected non union of a fracture, the treatment centers around eradicating the infection and also getting the bone to heal. If to have a pun tract infection from an external fixatir and a delayed union, this is sometimes treated with an intramedullary rod. ...Read more
I broke my left femur and it has been seven month now the bone has no callus formation and it has not join, do I need surgical treatment?
I recently had a surgery to repair my femur/pelvis bone and I had the surgery 12 days ago. My wound was closed with glue can I take a shower yet?
Ask surgeon: Please ask your surgeon or check your discharge instructions. Taking a shower can be challenging. If you did not get discharge instructions, call the hospital floor where you stayed and ask them why not? They may know the answer to your question. You need those instructions so you can follow them and get the best possible outcome from your surgery and prevent delays in healing or complications. ...Read more
I want to understand how bone/marrow heals after removal of femur interlocking nail. Is there any link which could help to understand the process?
Osleoblasts: Bone has bone repairing cells which fix it. Will look up a link and post for u. ...Read more
What can I do to reduce pain of bone infarcts. The pain in my shin-ankle is getting worse, I went to the ED last night & woke up w/ more pain today.
M suffering frm osteomyelitis frm past 5 years in left femur bone n undergone 10 surgeries but still it is not cured. Cn it be cured by homeopathy?
Scientific evidence?: Osteomyelitis is a very difficult problem to have and to treat. The key to success is complete removal of all non-viable tissue. A deep infection should be treated aggressively (as if it were cancer), leaving no suspicious tissue behind. If that somehow cannot be done where you are, seek higher level of care at a university medical center. This is not the time to go with unproven treatment. ...Read more
Small xtra growth of bone in right femur. CBC histo reflects NE 42.2, LY 49.1, MO 2.7, EO 5.2 & BA 0.8. Why low NE, MO & high LY, EO&BA? Alk phos normal.
This means nothing: White blood cell percentages fluctuate wildly from day to day and even hour to hour. This means nothing and I often wish labs wouldn't even report these. Only if the absolute counts go very far from the reference range are they worth paying attention to. THe only real question is whether to proceed with the workup of the bone lesion. Good luck. ...Read more
If you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? Please be specific?
Depends on type: Non-displaced fractures, will heal quickly and show few, if any signs in a newborn unless significant traction is placed on the upper arm. Since most newborns are not subject to extreme traction or tension after delivery, a non-displaced fracture can go entirely unnoticed, unless at some point the baby has an xray of the arm. Displaced fractures are diagnosed quickly, usually right after birth ...Read more
I have a bone tumor is in the femur and causing pain if benign what are some treatments or surgery suggestions? If malignant what suggestions?
Need good care: Even in our dysfunctional health care system, all bone tumors require a definitive and rapid diagnosis. The very fact that you have brought this question to healthtap shows your own proactive stance -- which is great -- and the need for you to get with your physician and talk until you either know exactly what is going on, or what will be the next step in your workup. Good luck and be brave. ...Read more
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more