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What is a good treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

What is a good treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

Depends on the cause: Some immune suppressants can be used if the cause is an autoimmune disorder, removal from exposure to chemicals might suffice, of course blood and platelets transfusions help momentarily, but the final decision rests on many factors and the judgement of the treating team including the patient's preference after education on all risks, benefits and alternatives, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Can you tell me about the best treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

See below: Cyclophosphamide in high doses has more than 80% chance of complete cure of aplastic anemia without the need of bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

Aplastic anemia: For severe aplastic anemia the main therapies are bone marrow/stem cell transplants or immunosuppressive medications along with transfusion support as needed.
Typically medications such as cyclosporine and anti-thymocyte globulin are used to treat this disorder.
Stem cell transplants are also used and can cure the aplastic anemia.
The choice of therapy is based on many factors. ...Read more

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Torn ankle tendon not healing. Mri shows possible anemia in bone marrow in ankle now being tested for ra. 36 y/i female, physically active. Ideas?

Torn ankle tendon not healing. Mri shows possible anemia in bone marrow in ankle now being tested for ra. 36 y/i female, physically active. Ideas?

Check other paramete: If there is a different explanation for delayed healing and anemia you should check other parameters that may be autoimmune... ...Read more

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Broken bone is weak after healing than before?

Broken bone is weak after healing than before?

No: If your fracture healed completely than the bone at your age is as strong as it was before it was broken. Not surewhich bone it was but it really doesn't matter. Muscles around the bone can be weaker if they haven't been used but not the bone. Gl! ...Read more

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Will stopping smoking help in healing a broken bone?

Will stopping smoking help in healing a broken bone?

Absolutely: I always advise my patients who have broken a bone in their foot that every time they smoke one cigarette they reduce the blood flow to their foot by 30% for several hours. An adequate blood supply is crucial for bone healing. ...Read more

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How does cancer affect the healing of a broken bone?

How does cancer affect the healing of a broken bone?

A cancer can: Cause a bone to dissolve&break-lytic met, sometimes if the bone is aligned it does need orthopedic reinfoorcement with metal. If the fx is unrelated to cancer, having it should not impair healing. Xrt is given to healing bony metastasis to aid in healing and pain. ...Read more

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Could cutting calories affect healing of a broken bone?

Could cutting calories affect healing of a broken bone?

Bone healing: Sure it can. Low calorie diets are fraught with lack of balance of nutrients, decreased protein, and most probably lower intakes of calcium which would be important for bone healing. If decreased activity is the result of your injury and you are concerned about gaining too much weight, then seek out a dietician or nutritionist that can offer you a dietary plan for you during this critical healing. ...Read more

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Does drinking beer interfere with the healing of a broken bone?

Does drinking beer interfere with the healing of a broken bone?

Concerns: Would be if your taking any pain medications or if you drink too much so that you injure yourself again. Keep in mind alcohol vasodilator so they can cause swelling particularly of the lower extremity. ...Read more

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I have a broken bone spur on my femur. What is the best treatment for this?

I have a broken bone spur on my femur. What is the best treatment for this?

See below: Usually relative rest is all you need to employ to get adequate healing. Rarely, they need to be removed surgically if there is chronic pain. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I go to the emergency room with a broken bone? Orthopedic treatment that night?

Depends: If the break is severe or requires urgent surgery you will see an orthopedist that night. Some breaks require semi urgent follow up while others can be seen in a week in the office after having been splinted by ed staff. ...Read more

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What are the ways to enhance broken bone healing?

What are the ways to enhance broken bone healing?

Healthy living: Calcium, not smoking, a healthy diet. Complete immobilization of the injured area with no movement at all of the broken bone. Vitamin d. A bone stimulator is something that can help with bone healing also. ...Read more

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What's the best way to speed healing of a broken bone?

What's the best way to speed healing of a broken bone?

Follow MDs direction: Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will work with oyu to maximized the healing potential for your specific fracture taking into account your overall medical well-being. Most fractures heal inabout 6 weeks. We really cannot "trick' mother nature and speed up the natural bone healing process. Avoiding issues that may slow down healing is best: wear splint/cast as directed and maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are the main hormones and minerals that are involved in the healing of a broken bone?

What are the main hormones and minerals that are involved in the healing of a broken bone?

Eat well balanced: Healing a fracture takes energy: make sure you are well nourished. It also takes protein: eat plenty of lean meat, fish, nuts, legumes, dairy, or soy. Anti-oxidants/anti-inflammatories are also helpful: vitamins E and C, omega-3 fatty acids. The main minerals needed are: Calcium, zinc, phospherous, copper, silicon. Other important vitamins are: D, K, and B vitamins. Take all in safe doses! ...Read more

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How does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?

How does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?

May slow it down.: Chemotherapy generally slows down the healing process. I don't believe it will stop the bone from healing but it will most likely slow the process down so it will take a little longer than usual. If I remember correctly it usually takes bones 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for broken bone?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for broken bone?

Nothing: Bone will heal at its own rate. Treatment involves aligning the broken ends so they heal straight. It can be done externally with a cast or fixator, or internally with surgical placement of pins, plates and rods. Which is done depends on many factors. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to heal broken bone with out any treatment?

How much time it takes to heal broken bone with out any treatment?

On average 6-8 weeks: There are several factors that can affect healing a broken bone...severity of the break, bone that is broken, existing medical problems and how controlled they are (ie diabetes, thyroid disease, osteopenia, osteoporosis, low vitamin D, etc.), as well as smoking history. On average, it takes a simple fracture 6-8 weeks to heal. Sometimes longer if any of the above listed conditions exist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isn't healing?

Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isn't healing?

it may mean that: Your foot got really bruised and it take a few weeks for hte bruisng to begin to go away but it is dependent upoi=n how much bruisng you started with, your general health and circulation, how swollen you were, how agresviley you iced or elvated to reduce swelling and bruising initially. And certainly of bruising is going away and then comes back then one needs to get reevaluated. ...Read more

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What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told I can walk on it it's swollen and tender?

What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told I can walk on it it's swollen and tender?

NASID's: You can take any of a number of different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Over-the-counter ones like aleve (naproxen) work well, but you doctor can prescribe ones that will be stronger and last longer. ...Read more

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If you have a broken or fractured bone but didn't realize it, is it too late to get treatment?

If you have a broken or fractured bone but didn't realize it, is it too late to get treatment?

Not necessarily: Hopefully the fracture is well aligned and it can still be casted or immobilized
if it is not nor must determine if the position needs to be corrected by manipulation or surgery
always tell my patient better to have a negative x-ray than hope it's not broken and find out that it healed in the wrong position. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of healing in a bone fracture?

What are the different stages of healing in a bone fracture?

Some humor.: .....Injury, pain, swelling then the body starts an inflammatory response. It cleans up the debris, blood &edema fluid. In a few days 2 a week the clot between the bones begins to organize and form a framework 4 the new stem cells to grow into and form osteoblasts that make new bone as they penetrate into the fibrous clot lattice work. New bone forms (callus), lump. Then remodel 2 accept stress. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms of bone healing after a fracture?

Are there any symptoms of bone healing after a fracture?

Less pain: Ideally, after the fracture heals, you will have full motion and no pain. ...Read more

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Healing delayed bone fracture?

Several choices: Depends on location. Can be casting with bone growth stimulator. Can be surgery with bone grafting and fixation. ...Read more

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Question about bone fracture. If you break your leg, will it end up longer than the other leg, due to growth during healing?

Question about bone fracture. If you break your leg, will it end up longer than the other leg, due to growth during healing?

I asume you are an: Adult, the leg when break in adult loose some of the length because of necrosis of the bone at the fracture site. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Will smoking marijuanna stop a fractured bone from healing?

Good question: Really the evidence isn't there on this yet, but it appears that the nicotine is really what slows bone healing. ...Read more

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Does estrogen have Any role in the healing of a fractured bone?

It seems so: While the exact way in which estrogen affects bone is not known, the hormone seems to affect the process called bone remodeling. Bone is constantly being built up by the action of cells called osteoblasts and simultaneously being broken down through the action of cells called osteoclasts. Estrogen seems to affect both these functions in a way that would promote bone formation and fracture healing ...Read more

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What is bone metabolism in relation to healing of a fracture?

Metabolism: Bone is living tissue, and bone metabolism simply refers to the cellular activity of bone, whether that bone is healing from a fracture or responding to the normal activities of everyday life. In fracture healing, a combination of osteoblastic (bone forming) and osteoclastic (bone breakdown) activity occurs which ultimately leads to healing of the bone. ...Read more

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Could taking nurofen plus for a few weeks slow down bone fracture healing?

Could taking nurofen plus for a few weeks slow down bone fracture healing?

Yes: All nsaids slow down fracture healing but it will likely still heal. Just go slow on these drugs until healed. No reason to worry too much but there is a slowing in experimental studies. ...Read more

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50year old male had L1comprassion bone fracture. Whith history of osteoprosis what. Is the best recomended treatment and the cost in Amirca?

50year old male had L1comprassion bone fracture. Whith history of osteoprosis what. Is the best recomended treatment and the cost in Amirca?

Many considerations: Treatment for an L1 compression fracture depends on the severity of compression and if there is any neurologic compromise or bone fragments extruded into the spinal canal. A minor wedge compression fracture is always treated nonoperatively. Treatment of the underlying osteoporosis is an important medical condition, and can be addressed by the primary care physician or orthopedic specialists. ...Read more

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If someone have a fractured bone, should he continue taking his femara (letrozole) for his gynocmastia, does estrogen have any effects on bone healing?

If someone have a fractured bone, should he continue taking his femara (letrozole) for his gynocmastia, does estrogen have any effects on bone healing?

Stop Femara (letrozole): Hello, unusual to read that a 17 year old male is taking Femara. Femara/letrozole is an estrogen inhibitor and used to treat breast cancer in women. It is not approved for use in males. One of its serious side effects is bone fracture. Inhibiting estrogen reduces the strength of bones. I recommend you stop taking Femara and see your doctor right away to discuss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I resume smoking after 6 month of healing time for fracture on the midshaft femur bone? Or should I hold it for at least a year?

Can I resume smoking after 6 month of healing time for fracture on the midshaft femur bone? Or should I hold it for at least a year?

6 months: Can turn into a year and then for a lifetime. Any doctor who tells you or encourages you to do so should hold that advise. You have not been smoking for 6 months. The withdrawal from nicotine is gone, only the behavioral problem of "being used to" you have to contend with. Remember, smoking can still cause avascular necrosis of the femoral head and other bad things. I hope you stop smoking. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscles spasms and what is the treatment for a pelvic bone fracture?

Dehydration, meds,: Severe muscle spasms can come from sports injuries, orthopedic injuries, dehydration, medication side effects such as decongestants, low potassium, abnormal calcium, abnormal phosphorus, muscle pulls, tendon strains, and more. Often time it helps getting lab work, drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water and eating yellow mustard. Other people keep a bar of soap under the covers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

What is the treatment for hand bone fracture?

A hand orthopedist.: Any significant hand trauma should be seen urgently. Till then clean skin, and apply ice. An x-ray will generally find fracture, but often when first occurs, may miss a hairline fracture, or one in the many bones of the hand. If clinically suspect even after 'normal' x-ray, may need ct scan, mri, bone scan. A fracture may show up with regular x-ray a bit later, when calcium there. C a hand ortho. ...Read more

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What is the bulging deposit that forms around the area of the break during the healing of a fractured bone?

What is the bulging deposit that forms around the area of the break during the healing of a fractured bone?

A callus: The bone with a fracture heals with a callus. That is the bodies attempt to create an internal cast. This is strong enough to allow a broken bone to be out of a cast. This usually takes six weeks in the arms and longer in the legs. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from collar bone fracture. What kind of food should I take for a faster healing?

High calcium: High calcium if you insist.........Otherwise it makes no difference. Anyway collarbone is highly vascular bone and heals fast in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?

I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?

WRIST DROP TX: Wrist drop can be difficult to treat follow up with your doctor and get a neurology consult. Physical therapy all be needed to rehab and get strength back post op. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a stress fracture in the 5th metatarsal bone?

Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a stress fracture on the 5th metatarsal bone?

What is the treatment for a stress fracture on the 5th metatarsal bone?

Stress fracture: Hard sole shoe or walking boot. May need period of rest, nonweightbearing, & crutches. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


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