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Can Anemia Affect A Broken Bone From Healing
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
What can I expect if I go to the emergency room with a broken bone? Orthopedic treatment that night?
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
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
How does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?
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
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
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?
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
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
Less pain: Ideally, after the fracture heals, you will have full motion and no pain. ...Read more
Question about bone fracture. If you break your leg, will it end up longer than the other leg, due to growth during healing?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
What is the bulging deposit that forms around the area of the break during the healing of a fractured bone?
I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?
Varies: Protected walking in a CAM boot or no weightbearing at all depending on the location of the injury within the bone. ...Read more
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 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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