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Can A Broken Coccyx Bone Stunt Growth
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
No good solution: There is nothing a person can do to catch up growth after a growth plate injury. If there is a limb length discrepancy after such an injury has resolved, then the limbs could be evened out by limb length shortening of the other side or lengthening of the shorter side but these are typically only done if the discrepancy is severe. ...Read more
Heal ? Prob not: Most r due 2 a fall on ur butt. The fracture displaces the coccyx inward. We all sit have bms which pushes or try's 2 so it is constantly being moved. Not good way to heal a fx. So u end up with a painful nonunion . More inward deformity more painful. They r rx with nsaids , donuts etc results r +/- & many need resection. I = 45 excisions all better fast no returns & all happy. Pik surg, expert. ...Read more
No :-(: If a child's growth plate has been injured, the problem is that the growth plate, which is made of cartilage and not bone might "fuse" or stop growing. Calcium will not prevent injury incidence, or heal a growth plate following an injury. The treatment of growth plate injuries depends on the type of injury, how old the child is, and a number of other factors ---. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. Are u talking about a cervical or lumbar fusion?A congenitally fused vertebra? An ankle or subtalar fusion, wrist, finger... Etc. Was there an injury involved, have you had increasing pain? Need more information to give you a reasonable answer! ...Read more
Yes: A few studies have suggested the efficacy of using a bone stimulator in addition to non operative treatment. ...Read more
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
It doesn't.: In basic terms, the two are interchangeable. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to! ...Read more
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