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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
Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?
Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more
How would an orthopedic surgeon fix a broken ankle, where then bone splintered and fragments of bone are floating in the muscle? (Idk how to explain)
Swallowed small chicken bone splinter, felt it claw down my throat about 10 days ago. I have on-off discomfort in my chest/throat. Might be stuck?
Dependswhere they go: If the fragments stay in place, there may be no long term problems. If they penetrate the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain, injury or bleeding in the brain can occur. ...Read more
I have osteoporosis and by xor at say my son is cracked and my bones are starting to splinter can I do something to fix them I'm in so much pain.
On children: Children's bones are a little more flexible, and so they can have what is called a green stick fracture, which is a bending if the bone without a true fracture. Adults are more brittle, so if they fail it will result in a fracture. ...Read more
Depends: The scaphoid bone in the wrist is notoriously slow to heal. The middle and bottom part receive poor blood supply. I often place patients in a thumb spica cast for 6- 12 weeks. Many patients instead opt for surgical fixation with a screw placed across the fracture to speed healing. I recommend close communication with your doctor regarding the risks of poor healing and the treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on precocete 3.25 and Valium 10 mg for almost a year , i don't have med insurance any more and no money for a doctor i broke my rt. Shoulder and tore my rotatore cuff and splintered my colar bone i still have severe pain and no sleep ...
Should be curable : Sounds like needs shoulder surgery which may cure you or get you close to it. Would not recommend Percocet and valium as last line therapy for management of this condition. Find a county clinic where you can see an orthopedic surgeon right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer