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Can nicotine patches slow down the healing process for broken bones?

Can nicotine patches slow down the healing process for broken bones?

No smoking does: Amen and merry Christmas, stop smoking and this will be a great gift to yourself, temporary nicotine patch to help is better than smoke, call 1800 quit now for more help/counseling, stopping smoking will be one of the best things you will ever do for yoru health. ...Read more

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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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Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

Does alcohol slow down the healing process of broken bones?

See below: Yes chronic and heavy drinking disrupts the normal balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and the removal of old bone by osteoclasts. Alcohol has an adverse effect on osteoblast activity, thus suppressing new bone formation. "the empty space created by normal bone-removing activity is inadequately filled by newly formed bone, " chakkalakal explains in a press release issued by the university. "t. ...Read more

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Can marijuana slow down the healing process of a wound or broken bones?

Can marijuana slow down the healing process of a wound or broken bones?

Not likely.: If you're concerned, ask the doctor treating your wound or broken bone. You always want your doctor to know everything you're taking medicinally. ...Read more

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Could tramadol or other opioids slow down the healing of wounds and broken bones?

Could tramadol or other opioids slow down the healing of wounds and broken bones?

NO: Opiats will not affect ealing although steroids, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and sme antibiotics will. ...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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Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

Does 'open' reduction with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fracture causes muscle weakness and slow bone healing due to soft tissue damage?

IM nailing of tibia: Intramedullary nailing of a tibial fracture is usually, depending on the fracture, the best way to surgically fix the fracture, and it causes less muscle weakness and soft tissue damage than plating the fracture. ...Read more

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Has marijuana been proven to delay or harm the healing of fractured bones? Even if it is consumed through food or via a vaporizer?

Has marijuana been proven to delay or harm the healing of fractured bones? Even if it is consumed through food or via a vaporizer?

Likely helps healing: Not only has marijuana not been proven to delay the healing of fractures but recent research shows stimulation of the cannabinoid receptors reduces bone loss and stimulates bone formation in animals. While more research is needed, the current science suggests marijuana likely speeds the healing of fractures. See http://norml. Org/library/item/osteoporosis. ...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?

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 treatment do you use on broken bones if in middle of wilderness?

What treatment do you use on broken bones if in middle of wilderness?

Immobilize/splint fx: The principles of splinting & immobilization for comfort and transport still hold true in the wilderness. The situation is more difficult due to potential scarcity of adequate materials useful for the task. Sturdy branches or similar material from a backpack frame can be used ingeniously to fashion a splint that holds the broken limb in a stable somewhat straight & reasonably comfortable position. ...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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Help! Need to know if there's any relations regarding masturbating and healing of broken bones?

There isn't: Anyone who told you that your fracture wouldn't heal if you enjoy your body like usual was either badly misinformed or actually trying to mislead you. Life's difficult enough without such foolish superstitions. ...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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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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What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

What is the difference in healing time between a broken collar and a fractured collar bone?

None: A broken collar bone and a fractured collar bone mean the same thing: there is a break or fracture in the clavicle (collar bone). ...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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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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What causes severe muscles spasms and what is the treatment for a pelvic bone fracture?

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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I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment?

I have fractured my pinky finger. There is 20deg displacement of the bone above the joint. Joint is in place no dislocation there? What treatment?

Varies: It varies based in part on the stability of the fracture. Some fractures can be reduced and held well in a cast or splint or even just buddy taped to the other finger. Others are unstable and are not held in place with a splint and so often require a pun to hold reduction. I would discuss directly with your orthopedic surgeon. ...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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How much time do broken bones hurt after healing?

Healing=painless: When the bone is healed, it should stop hurting ...Read more

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How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

How much time bone fractures takes time to heal? Which nutrition help faster healing?

8-12 weeks: Most fractures heal over an 8 week period -sooner in younger pts and longer in older pts with underlying bone issues like osteoporosis. Vit d and ca supl may help. ...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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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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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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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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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer. Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to speed up the healing process of my broken bones?

Fractures: For bone to heal adequately, there must be no motion across the fracture site. Excess movement can cause a delay in fracture union. If your bone hasn't healed within an appropriate amount of time, your doctor may decide to order a bone stimulator for you. It's a painless device that uses electromagnetic energy to speed up bone healing. ...Read more

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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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Emotional stress affects healing of broken bones?

Anxiety Expected: Anyone having broken bones can be expected to have emotionall stress. Unless the stress prevents you from getting proper medical and surgical care, following doctors orders and eating and sleeping reasonably well, there should be no impact on the healing of the bones. ...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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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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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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Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment that builds bone and prevents fractures, without causing problems to the kidneys?

Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment that builds bone and prevents fractures, without causing problems to the kidneys?

Healthy lifestyle: Take calcium and vitamin d supplementation as advised by a doctor who knows your condition. Exercise is all important and use of one of those small round in-the-home floor trampolines can be useful if gently and regularly undertaken. We have strong bones to hold up our body tower within the gravitational field. If you magnify the field, your bones will accommodate. ...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


Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more