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Bones Too Long (Overview)

Bones that are too long can cause a visible or measureable length discrepancy or asymmetry when comparing the right and left upper and lower extremities. Leg length discrepancies are more commonly the source of clinical symptoms and are more perceivable by patients since the imbalance in height between sides can be detected with standing and normal walking.


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How long most long bones grow until?

How long most long bones grow until?

Until end of puberty: Usually the growth stops at the end of puberty. However, some males may have growth until about 21 years of age and females for a year or two after menstration begins. ...Read more

Bones Too Long (Overview)

Bones that are too long can cause a visible or measureable length discrepancy or asymmetry when comparing the right and left upper and lower extremities. Leg length discrepancies are more commonly the source of clinical symptoms and are more perceivable by patients since the imbalance in height between sides can be detected with standing and normal walking.


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Sitting for a long time can cause any problem for back bones?

Sitting for a long time can cause any problem for back bones?

Muscle spasm: Sitting for long hours may not affect your bones but can cause back muscle spasm, especially when you sit awkwardly. ( if your spine is not straight). ...Read more

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Describe how long bones grow?

Describe how long bones grow?

It's a long story...: Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells. These columns grow one cell at a time, and cells at the bottom swell and die and become a scaffold for bone formation. It is too complicated to describe in 400 characters, but this might help: http://www.Sophia.Org/bone-development-endochondral-ossification-tutorial. ...Read more

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Can too much bone grow back after a bone break?

Bone repair: Yes over growth of bone happens. The bone is responding to the trauma and begins to make more bone. Some if that bone is called callus and is used to stabilize the bone on the outside while the inside repairs. Bone spurs also develop as bone is trying to repair itself ...Read more

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Some long term effects from holding your pee too long?

Some long term effects from holding your pee too long?

Potential effects...: Holding and storing large volumes of urine is not healthy for the bladder. It can stretch the wall of the bladder, to which it responds by thickening. Over a long period of time, your bladder may not be able to contract efficiently and expel the urine. This is especially bad for men, because as they age, the prostate gland can obstruct the bladder making the contraction more important. ...Read more

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How long is too long to get pressure released from a crushed thumb? (no broken bones)

How long is too long to get pressure released from a crushed thumb? (no broken bones)

Varies: It varies in part based upon the severity of the pressure involved. If the pressure is severe enough to cause loss of blood flow to the thumb (ischemia), then you have about 6 hours to intervene before necrosis occurs. Good question. ...Read more

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Can eating too much meat make bones weaker?

Can eating too much meat make bones weaker?

Eating too much: Eating too much of anything is no good for anyone. No it will not make your bones weaker but it will almost certainly make you gain too much weight. ...Read more

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How long does it take fingernail to grow back after being cut too short?

How long does it take fingernail to grow back after being cut too short?

Depends how short: Fingernails grow on average about 3mm a month, (toenails about 1mm a month). Younger people have nails that grow faster, and poor health or chemotherapy can slow the rate of growth. ...Read more

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How long is too long for surgical staples?

How long is too long for surgical staples?

Staple length?: Do you mean staple length or size? Or do you mean leaving staples inside the body or the length of time skin incision staples left on the skin? Please clarify. ...Read more

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How long after an injury could a bone be reset?

Varies: After a week or so, the fracture gets sticky and is more difficult to set. If you are in doubt, make sure you see an orthopedist and get needed care before you have to make this decision. If there is drift and a re-set is necessary, i would think a couple of weeks out is getting to the limit. I defer to our orthopedic colleagues on health tap for a more expert answer. ...Read more

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How much is too much metamusile?

How much is too much metamusile?

Metamucil: If you have taken the maximum amount of Metamucil listed under dosage instructions and have not had satisfactory results, you may benefit from a gentle daily bowel stimulant like senokot. With severe constipation you're advised to be evaluated by your physician or a gastroenterologist to look for causes of chronic constipation, obtain dietary advice as well as treatment &ruling out serious causes ...Read more

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Does too much B12 hurt the joints?

Does too much B12 hurt the joints?

B12: It is water-soluble vitamin. Excess b's may have deleterious nervous system effect in massive doses. ...Read more

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I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments ?

I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think  it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments ?

Several days: Bone bruises can take a few weeks to resolve. Rest and ice will help alleviate pain and swelling. You should consult an orthopedic specialist and have X rays just to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

How long does it take to recover from broken collar bone?

Collar bone: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...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