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What is the most common bone to break?

What is the most common bone to break?

Age Dependent: The most commonly broken bone in those younger than 75 is the distal radius (a wrist fracture), with finger fractures very common as well. After the age of 75 hip fractures become more common, but wrist fractures remain the most common. ...Read more

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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 best way to naturally help with bone densty?

What is the best way to naturally help with bone densty?

Calcium and vitamin : Being on the right amount of calciuim, 1200-1500 mg daily, including dietary intake of calcium, and vitamin d, 800 iu-1000iu daily, and weight bearing exercise. ...Read more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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I have pain in the sit bone area and cannot sit.

I have pain in the sit bone area and cannot sit.

Coccydynia?: Inflammation of the coccyx , the tip of the tailbone sometimes requires a steroid injection for relief.Avoid pressure, sit on a donut cushion ...Read more

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How long after an injury could a bone be reset?

How long after an injury could a bone be reset?

Depends: It really depends on how much healing has occurred. Even if it has healed into what we call a "malunion" you can still have surgery to "reset" it. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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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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How safe are corsets? The real one's especially the steel bone one?

How safe are corsets? The real one's especially the steel bone one?

They can endanger : Your health. Tight lacing (also called waist training or corset training) can cause shortness of breath, fainting, indigestion. This practice can decrease lung volume (requiring intercostal breathing). Relatively less use of lower lungs can leading to coughing. Some corset styles can push the lower ribs inward. The liver is forced upward ; accessory lobes of the liver may form. Stomach volume is. ...Read more

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When breaking a bone or other serious injury, should you keep the victim conscious or let him or her pass out?

When breaking a bone or other serious injury, should you keep the victim conscious or let him or her pass out?

It's not your choice: If they're going to pass out, you can't prevent it. What you want to do though, is if you think they're going to pass out make sure they don't fall and hurt themselves. Help them gently to the ground. Our 1st instinct when someone is going down is to try to help them back up or to sit them up. Don't do that. The reason we pass out is so our head goes down to get more blood to our brain. ...Read more

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