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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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When will i be back to full fitness from a broken navicular foot bone?

When will i be back to full fitness from a broken navicular foot bone?

Have A Look..: See: http://www.Footeducation.Com/navicular-stress-fracture know that the navicular has a limited blood supply. So, healing following stress fracture takes at least 6 weeks, probably longer if you're bearing weight. A sports orthopedic consultation is in order. ...Read more

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Been in cam walker for 4 wks. 5 broken met bones, foot turns purple when hanging in shower. Why is that?

Been in cam walker for 4 wks. 5 broken met bones, foot turns purple when hanging in shower. Why is that?

Your foot is healing: There is more blood flow going to your injured foot to aid in the healing process. This will usually cause it to be a different color than the other foot, especially in the shower. It should return to a more normal color quickly. ...Read more

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I have a broken navicular bone in foot., what to do?

I have a broken navicular bone in foot., what to do?

Immobilization: The foot needs to be in the cast or a fracture walker, weight bearing on the heel only may be allowed for a while. ...Read more

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I am a 36 year old female. I fell and broke my right foot navicular bone. Is throbbing pain after one month in castfor a broken foot normal?

I am a 36 year old female. I fell and broke my right foot navicular bone. Is throbbing pain after one month in castfor a broken foot normal?

Possibly: After one month in a cast, most of the pain should have subsided. Make sure that your are not walking on the foot and using crutches, as your body weight on your foot, even in a cast, will delay the healing of the bone. ...Read more

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Hi I have a broken foot and now a mass has been discovered on my thigh bone and a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it. is it likely to be a tumour?

BY DEFINITION: A MASS IS A TUMOR. HOWEVER, ALTHOUGH THE WORD TUMOR SOUNDS VERY SCARY IT MAY WELL BE BENIGN. IT IS GOOD IT WAS FOUND, THE LESION NOW LIKELY WILL BE BIOPSIED TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. SOMETIMES DOCTORS WILL ORDER AN MRI…GOOD LUCK.. ...Read more

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6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture.Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment.Not sure on Wire surgery,pls adv?

6 wks since 2/3/4 metatarsals on L-foot fracture.Doctor said 2&3 misaligned. Bone can grow back but in diff alignment.Not sure on Wire surgery,pls adv?

Bones can heal e-: -if not aligned, but it may interfere with functions. These are called mal-unions. Meaning they healed, but not anatomically. In the foot this can cause trouble with ambulation. Better to get it done properly, as later reconstruction may not be able to get proper functioning back ...Read more

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What are the tests for broken foot?

What are the tests for broken foot?

X-ray : X-raying the foot is the best examination. If you have a concern, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...Read more

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Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Stepped on broken foot, further damage?

Should see a foot : Doc to make sure it's out and to assess function of foot. ...Read more

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What are complications from broken foot?

Hopefully none: If all goes well, it heals and your fine. This is why you should seek care. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a broken foot?

What exactly does it feel like to have a broken foot?

See below: Most symptoms would be swelling, pain and a feeling of instability. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you leave your broken foot untreated?

Not smart: Because you can get arthritis, you can end up with severe pain if something does not heal properly just unwise all around, . ...Read more

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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Depends: Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable. The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration ...Read more

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Broken foot and pain when i walk?

Broken foot and pain when i walk?

HOW DO YOU KNOW?: How do you know it's broken. The first thing is an x-ray, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer ...Read more


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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more