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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 done for a fractured femur bone?

What is done for a fractured femur bone?

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

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What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

Nothing: Nothing unless the cyst was causing weakening of the cortical wall of the femur. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from broken thigh (femur) bone?

How long will it take to recover from broken thigh (femur) bone?

3-6 months: It can often take longer depending on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can cause pain in the thigh and femur bone?

What can cause pain in the thigh and femur bone?

Many things: But most important is bone tumor. You need to get x-rays to make sure. Get to a doctor for definite answer. ...Read more

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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 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Proton density mri, I found 2mm black spot on lower part of femur bone, what does that mean?

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

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Grandmother broke her femur bone in a nursing home, went into the hospital. Should she go back?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Depends: Assume intramedullary nail or rod for fracture. Healing of displaced fracture with surgical procedure can be active on bone scan for greater than six months. If nonunion or difficulty healing even longer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How soon can a broken femur bone heal?

How soon can a broken femur bone heal?

2-3mo: The femur can take anywhere from 6 wks to 3mo to heal. It tends to heal however as it is fully encompassed by thick vascular muscle layer and blood=healing. Most femur fractures do require surgery to stabilized and heal. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur in femur, can it be dissolved naturally?

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

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Is it possible for a 2 year old brake to her femur bone after falling down?

Is it possible for a 2 year old brake to her femur bone after falling down?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

Fairly easy: 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

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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?

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

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What doctor/specialist should I see for bone infarcture of femur & tibia?

Orthopedics: An orthopedic surgeon would be the specialist best qualified to help you with your issue. ...Read more

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Bone spur on femur, can it be dissolved naturally with vitamins or do I need surgery?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Bone infarction pain: More prolonged and constant pain can be seen with bone infarction. Treatment modalities include pharmacological, surgical, CBT and alternative medicine. Make sure you find a good pain control program and a pain specialist. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

Possibly: In theory, since the femur is thick and strong, it can withstand more force than smaller, "weaker" bones; however, there's really no way to predict if a certain fall would have resulted in a broken bone since there are many other factors to consider. ...Read more

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How long can a broken femur bone go unnoticed on a new born premature baby?

How long can a broken femur bone go unnoticed on a new born premature baby?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infarction (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more