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Doctor insights on: Cartilage Vs Bone Repair

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How does the hyaline cartilage repair after bone fracture?

How does the hyaline cartilage repair after  bone fracture?

No: Hyaline cartilage has a very limited ability to heal. There are hosts of scientists looking at how to enhance its healing potential. However, there are no good ways to do it currently. If a fracture that enters a joint also damaged the hyaline cartilage, the best that can be done is to get the joint fracture repaired as anatomically as possible. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone  cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fractures also result in AVN which prolong the treatment course. ...Read more

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Where does the hyaline cartilage come from for bone fracture repair?

Hyaline cartilage: Dose not participte in fracture healing , the cell of the bone dose that. ...Read more

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Will a bone marrow transplant hinder broken hip recovery?

Will a bone marrow transplant hinder broken hip recovery?

Yes: People need a performance status to go through transplant. Ideally people should have healed from a broken hip before going through a transplant. Patients after transplant may need steroids and that can make the problem worse. Someone with myeloma or lymphoma needing an auto can have this issue addressed before a transplant to get better benefit ...Read more

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Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?

Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?

Cam lesions hip: Surgery and diagnosis for these problems is in its infancy. Became popular only a few years ago. Success has been varied. The few patients that I have followed admit that post operatively the problem is no worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovery from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair, what to do?

Recovery from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair, what to do?

Follow surg's plan: Ur surgeon has the answer 2 ur specific situation . Follow his/her protocol 4 recovery recommendations. ...Read more

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Found out I have minor cartilage damage in the medial condyle area. How successful is arthroscopy which entails cartilage graft?

Found out I have minor cartilage damage in the medial condyle area. How successful is arthroscopy which entails cartilage graft?

Knee Arthroscopy: Cartilage reconstruction is still considered an emerging field however newer techniques have high levels of success. Of course it is dependent upon the technique employed (dependent upon the depth and the breath of the damage) if you have a microfracture, enhanced microfracture, oats or autologous chondrocyte implantation (aci), that your result will almost certainly be better than doing nothing. ...Read more

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How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

How is cartilage replaced during hip reconstructive surgery?

It's not. : Cartilage is found at the ends of bones, where they articulate. When the hip is replaced, usually both sides of the joint are replaced. The hip joint is a ball and socket. The head of the femur is the ball and the acetabulum is the socket. The two replacement parts slide against each other, so there is no need for cartilage. If we replace cartilage, it might be simpler! ...Read more

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Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Wrist: Sounds like tfcc, or triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. Consider initial splint/rest/nsaids, etc. Conservative treatment first, before considering arthroscopic removal, debridement, or repair. ...Read more

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Could calcium repair a bone's damaged growth plate?

Could calcium repair a bone's damaged growth plate?

No :-(: If a child's growth plate has been injured, the problem is that the growth plate, which is made of cartilage and not bone might "fuse" or stop growing. Calcium will not prevent injury incidence, or heal a growth plate following an injury. The treatment of growth plate injuries depends on the type of injury, how old the child is, and a number of other factors ---. ...Read more

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Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?

Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more

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Mri result: 1-2mm cartilage injury or degeneration in weight bearing medial femoral condyle possibly involving free edge of meniscus. What next?

Mri result: 1-2mm cartilage injury or degeneration in weight bearing medial femoral condyle possibly involving free edge of meniscus. What next?

Medial Knee Pain: As a podiatrist, i would team up with an orthopod and physical therapist to help you. I would design wedges for your shoes to off weight the sore area, while you work on strength, flexibility, knee bracing, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory measures. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is performed on a slap tear with torn bicep tendon, osteophytes, osteoarthritis & edema of bone marrow?

What kind of surgery is performed on a slap tear with torn bicep tendon, osteophytes, osteoarthritis & edema of bone marrow?

SLAP Surgery: The surgical technique most commonly used for repairing a slap injury is arthroscopy. During arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. ...Read more

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What is focal 3 mm full-thickness hyaline cartilage defect involving the superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum?

What is focal 3 mm full-thickness hyaline cartilage defect involving the
superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum?

Cartilage loss: you are describing an area of your hip socket that has lost cartilage. Cartilage is the smooth and slippery lining of our joints that allows us to move our joints freely. The labrum is the lining around the hip socket. Your cartilage defect is in an area that could cause pain and clicking in your hip. Good luck ...Read more

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How does the hyaline cartilage repair after bone fracture?

No: Hyaline cartilage has a very limited ability to heal. There are hosts of scientists looking at how to enhance its healing potential. However, there are no good ways to do it currently. If a fracture that enters a joint also damaged the hyaline cartilage, the best that can be done is to get the joint fracture repaired as anatomically as possible. ...Read more

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Where does the hyaline cartilage come from for bone fracture repair?

Hyaline cartilage: Dose not participte in fracture healing , the cell of the bone dose that. ...Read more

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What location does the hyaline cartilage come from to assist during the bone fracture repair?

What location does the hyaline cartilage come from to assist during the bone fracture repair?

The Hyaline cartila-: Ge is found on the ends of the bones, as part of a joint. I am unaware of this cartilage assisting in fx repair, if i understand the question. ...Read more

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Why does bone heal faster than cartilage?

Regeneration: The answer is simple: your bone can regenerate whereas cartilage cannot. Once the cartilage is gone, it is gone. It can only be replaced by a live transplant. ...Read more

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Between cartilage and bone which one heals faster?

Bone: Because bone has marrow in it (which produces the body's healing cells), it heals much more quickly than joint cartilage. Once joint cartilage is damaged, it is never quite the same and the type that grows back is not as smooth or as strong as the original. Bones heal with a great deal of strength, and are in fact stronger in the place they heal than the surrounding bone. ...Read more

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Why is it that bone injuries heal faster than cartilage injury?

Cell Growth: Cartilage cells, especially the articular cartilage type, are very slow growing cells so they are also very easily damaged and with enough damage these cells die and are replaced with a type of scar tissue that is not a perfect replacement. Bone on the other hand continues to remodel and can ultimately be fully restored. ...Read more

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Why can bone injuries heal much more rapidly than injuries to cartilage?

Why can bone injuries heal much more rapidly than injuries to cartilage?

Rich blood supply: Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit. ...Read more

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Which of these two tissue types do you think would heal faster following an injury? (a) cartilage or bone?

Which of these two tissue types do you think would heal faster following an injury? (a) cartilage or bone?

Always cartilage: The stages of healing bone fractures are: blood clots are organized by chondroblast cells into cartilage. Then invading osteoblasts convert the cartilage in bone structure; which is constantly being remodeled by both osteoclast ; osteoblast cells ; influenced by blood flow ; stress loads. Yet many genetic, epigenetic ; physiologic controls remain poorly understood. ...Read more

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Is there a way to regrow bone cartilage. If so how?

Is there a way to regrow bone cartilage.  If so how?

Active area: Cartlidge is now able to be made i'm cultures and replaced into the joint. Look up gemzyme tissue repair. ...Read more

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What is disorder of bone and cartilage ?

What is disorder of bone and cartilage ?

See link: http://doctors-hospitals-medical-cape-town-south-africa.blaauwberg.net/details.php?id=754 provides long list of bone & cartilage disorders with links from each one for further information. ...Read more

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How to tell if my TMJ is due to cartilage/bone wear?

How to tell if my TMJ is due to cartilage/bone wear?

Only TMJ imaging: computed tomography (CT), or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) or arthrography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can support or reject the clinical findings of the "TMJ is due to cartilage/bone wear" diagnosis. See Orofacial Pain specialist near you for evaluation and imaging only if needed. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a bone and cartilage chip take to heal?

12-16 weeks: Depends on location and the age of the patient. Tenderness could take many months to clear. ...Read more

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Is regeneration of bones and cartilage of knees possible?

Is regeneration of bones and cartilage of knees possible?

No and Yes: Bones density can be improved by load bearing activity. However, cartilage cannot be restored except through advanced surgical techniques. ...Read more

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Does costal cartilage contain calcium like bones?

No: cartilage is cartilage and bone is bone. In children the costal cartilage will eventually ossify to bone usually by late teens or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Taking magnesium, phosphorus & calcium together be the strongest way to help protect bones and cartilage? If so, how long before it takes effect?

Taking magnesium, phosphorus & calcium together be the strongest way to help protect bones and cartilage? If so, how long before it takes effect?

Let me advise you: If you are healthy, and take normal diet, have normal activity, you should not need the supplements. If you have some problems you have to see what it is and take your supplement accordingly. ...Read more

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What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?

What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?

Broken Nose: If the nose is hit/struck, a broken nose usually causes black eyes. A broken nose is essentially not painful. A very painful nose might be due to a localized staph infection and needs treatment. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a bone fracture be preferable to a torn ligament, or to damaged cartilage?

For what reasons might a bone fracture be preferable to a torn ligament, or to damaged cartilage?

As a fx can be seen: On a xray and its healing can be appreciated over a period of time. The ligaments or cartilage injuries can not be appreciated so well. A bad (severe) ligament injury can be worse than a fx, as they can take 3-4 months. It can be quite frustrating for the pt and the physician, as healing can not be appreciated fully. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating more cartilage (not in sharks) helps bone and joint health?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine and chondroitin, two components of cartilage, are commonly used as supplements to help with bone and joint health. Although it has received a lot of popular acclaim, there has been little rigorous testing to see if it is effective. At best, it seems to be not harmful and might be helpful. Webmd has a pretty good article on the topic. http://tinyurl.com/htujoint. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my nasal bone seemingly the cartilage and appears a bit swollen.What could be the possible causes and solution?

I have a pain in my nasal bone seemingly the cartilage and appears a bit swollen.What could be the possible causes and solution?

IS it only nose : Other than nose is there any other cartilage swollen painful like ear, near joints. If not , one of the common conditions than can happen in nose is a small pustule /furuncle , by staph, streptococcus gp. Ideal is apply some hot compresses. If pain doesn't go away in next 24-36 hours or if you see redness/more swelling talk to your doctor as may need abx .Multiple cartilage invol- r/o polychonriti. ...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