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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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Dr. James Krick
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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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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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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'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 does cancer chemotherapy affect the healing of a broken bone? Will the bone have to heal after chemo?

May slow it down.: Chemotherapy generally slows down the healing process. I don't believe it will stop the bone from healing but it will most likely slow the process down so it will take a little longer than usual. If i remember correctly it usually takes bones 4-6 weeks to heal. ...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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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 havent been used but not the bone.Gl! ...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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I have a broken bone spur on my femur. What is the best treatment for this?

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

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...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