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Can Having A Screw In Your Bone Make It Weaker
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
Probably neither!!: After surgery, till the fx has healed, the plate/screws maintain the bones alignment while the bone heals. After the fx has healed and you start strengthening exercises, the muscles get stronger and eventually the bone becomes stronger than when it was broken, but i don't believe it becomes stronger than its normal strength. It does not weaken, unless the pt does not complete her exercises. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends on which bone is fractured and if there is any displacement or angulation. One bone is important (scaphoid) because of difficult healing with compromised blood supply. ...Read more
Have a screw from lisfranc fusion that is cutting into neighboring bone. Pain is worsening and getting harder to bear weight. When to call dr?Fu in 6w
How long would recovery be from, having your bone broken, putting an extra bit of bone in and plating it, to fix a 8mm length difference in ulna?
Well: anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months depending on circumstances ...Read more
Is it okay for a broken leg to be healing with the bones not aligned? There is a big gap where it was a spiral and the bones are sitting wonky
No: If the bones have not been aligned, then they will heal improperly and permanently malaligned. You should get that looked at by an orthopedic surgeon, have x-rays done, and then have them aligned as soon as possible. ...Read more
If you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? Please be specific?
I feel a screw protruding slightly from the bottom of a plate inserted to repair a trimalleolar fracture. Is it possible to have that one screw removed or must all the hardware come out?
Is it possible to just have a spinal for removal of a titanuim rod and screws in femur? Having surgery to remove them soon and I rather be awake
Perhaps: It's a possible option to discuss with your anesthesiologist. Not everyone is a good candidate. I had this done myself because I have so much trouble with post operative nausea. I had the spinal and then had a light sedative so I could nap. Operating rooms are noisy, chilly with a whole lot of stuff going on that I really didn't need to hear. It was a good option for me. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel the dental implant in your jawbone? Pinching sensation too. Doesn't have abutment or crown yet, put in a month ago.
Probably: Bones should never protrude through the skin. If a bone is popping through the skin it is very likely that you have broken it and the sharp edge of that fracture is "popping" through and causing the wound in the first place. Unless you already had a large open wound to begin with that exposes the bone perhaps but definitely get medical attention. Osteomyelitis - bone infection is serious risk. ...Read more
I have a crown that feels too bulky and would like to get a new one done. Would it effect the tooth structure under to get a new one?
Can the bulkiness: Be reduced and the crown polished. Sometimes just a minor adjustment can solve the problem. Certainly would be a lot cheaper. In terms of having a new crown fabricated, no real harm done if the crown had to cut off and re fabricated - hopefully no recurrent decay present. Best to consult with dentist for options. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My root has broken in half and my dentist said that I will need a denture is this true ? can the screw be replaced
Proper Diagnosis: In order to give you an accurate & educated answer to your question, we would need to personally examine you & see x-rays of your entire jaw. A root that has broken in half is considered hopeless. Depending upon how many good\salvageable teeth you have would be factored in to what your restorative options are. You should have confidence in your dentist understand your options & why it is advised ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why might it be that someone have popping and pain in their hip after having a cement spacer put in?
A couple things...: The most concerning issue is the hardware coming loose. This is uncommon but does occur. Another issue can be just an osteophyte that may have formed that is causing some clicking.Some muscular issues can cause a popping in you hip and their is actually a syndrome called snapping hip syndrome, with structures depending on medial or lateral snapping.I would recommend you discuss it with your ortho. ...Read more
If u have a small deformity and your grip is weak due to RA .. How can we have a strong grip and stop deformity from developing?
Can you replace a dissing your back and replace a vertebrae in your neck if you have osteoporosis
Yes and no: Yes, you can replace a disc in your neck and a vertebrae in your back is the simple answer to your question. That being said, those are surgical procedures that are not traditionally done for osteoporosis. I would encourage you to be seen by a reputable spine surgeon who can discuss the operative and nonoperative options in your case. ...Read more
I would like an honest opinion on how much pain is expected in the process of putting dental implants in where a denture will be attached to implants.
Minimal: Most often placing dental implants in patients missing all teeth on the jaw being treated has a minimal postoperative course. Usually 2-4 fixtures are placed in areas with the most bone. . Antibiotics are given. Ice compresses should be used for 20 minutes of every hour the day of surgery till bedtime . Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen is usually adequate to control any discomfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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