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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...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


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Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read more

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Will a dent in a childs shin bone heal?

Will a dent in a childs shin bone heal?

Yes: It may take awhile but it will heal. The body is constantly healing and repairing... ...Read more

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Where does osteoporosis cause bone fractures?

Where does osteoporosis cause bone fractures?

Spine & hips mostly: With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 years or older, or have other risk factors like being thin, check with your primary health provider to see about being screened for osteoporosis. A good source for proven prevention tips is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Can a bone fracture eventually weaken or strengthen the bone?

Can a bone fracture eventually weaken or strengthen the bone?

Strengthen.: Generally, when a bone fracture heals, it forms a bony callous at the fracture site, thus, making the bone stronger in that location. ...Read more

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How can they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

How can they fix a broken shin bone (tibia)?

Cast or surgery: A fractured tibia can be treated with a cast or with surgery depending on the location of the fracture and the nature of the injury. Surgical treatment lines up the fractured bond ends and holds them in position until the bone is healed. ...Read more

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Cortisol causes bone resorption, would it resorb my cheekbone implants made from rib cartilage?

Cortisol causes bone resorption, would it resorb my cheekbone implants made from rib cartilage?

Rib: You should see the doctor who did the cheekbone implants and see if there is any change. A baseline bone density study would be in order but you would only need worry about your bones if the density T-score is more than -2.5. ...Read more

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...Read more

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How can a bone fracture heal?

How can  a bone fracture heal?

It's a complex-: -process but it is essentially: bone breaks, body realizes it, a process of removing debris & blood from the fracture, inflammatory reaction takes place & various cells do there thing and fibrous lattice is formed stem cells enter and form bone in this structure. Also blood supply is in the mix,from periosteum, it matures & bone healed. It's a genetically programmed response. ...Read more

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How fast does the bone grow back after a bone graft?

How fast does the bone grow back after a bone graft?

Depends: There are various types of bone grafts in different areas of the mouth and different sizes. Usually small bone grafts can take 3 months to heal but larger bone grafts can take 6-9 months to heal. ...Read more

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How soon can a broken femur bone heal?

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How soon can a broken femur bone heal?

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

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Would rubbing facial bones very hard wear the bone away/ cause resorption at all? If not then why does bone on bone friction cause resorption?

Would rubbing facial bones very hard wear the bone away/ cause resorption at all?
If not then why does bone on bone friction cause resorption?

Chronicity & force: Chronicity and force intensity....Arguably you are not rubbing your face 24/7 with several hundred lbs per square inch of force....Some patients literally clench and grind all day long with such intensity which will cause alveorlar bone resorption. ...Read more

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Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

I googled it: And found a supplement. Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they dont add anything for most healthy individuals. Excess calcium ends up your .. Toilet. Not to say that there arent those who need calcium and vitamin supplements but the mechainsm of bone healing isnt influenced by unless there is a knowm metabolic issue or dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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What is bone resorption and bone formation defect if osteoporosis?

What is bone resorption and bone formation defect if osteoporosis?

One process is: Greater. In osteoporosis, bone resorption is more prevalent then bone formation. As a result, a negative bone balance occurs and bone loss will occur and over time osteopenia or osteoporosis will occur. Medications such as Fosamax and Boniva (ibandronate) slow down bone resorption. ...Read more

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How does a bone graft to the mandible work?

Well: The goal is to rebuild the bone volume that was lost. Sources of bone can come from your own body such as the lower jaw, skull, knee and hip. Other sources can be taken from cadaver, cow, synthetic or bone morphogenic protein. ...Read more

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Can a chipped bone in the elbow heal itself?

Chip: Chipped bones can sometimes heal or their own, if pain persist, have it x-rayed and evaluated again. ...Read more

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How serious is a hairline fracture to collar bone?

Not too serious: Usually the only treatment is an figure of 8 shoulder bandage to support the collar bone. Avoid excessive activity of the shoulder while the bone heals. A bone lump may result as the bone heals. ...Read more