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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. William Singer
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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?

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

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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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for broken bone?

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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How much time it takes to heal broken bone with out any treatment?

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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Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isnt healing?

Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isnt healing?

it may mean that: Your foot got really bruised and it take a few weeks for hte bruisng to begin to go away but it is dependent upoi=n how much bruisng you started with , your general health and circulation, how swollen you were, how agresviley you iced or elvated to reduce swelling and bruising initially. And certainly of bruising is going away and then comes back then one needs to get reevaluated. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I go to the emergency room with a broken bone? Orthopedic treatment that night?

Depends: If the break is severe or requires urgent surgery you will see an orthopedist that night. Some breaks require semi urgent follow up while others can be seen in a week in the office after having been splinted by ed staff. ...Read more

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What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told i can walk on it it's swollen and tender?

What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing  from a broken bone that's knitted but been told i can walk on it it's swollen and tender?

NASID's: You can take any of a number of different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Over-the-counter ones like aleve (naproxen) work well, but you doctor can prescribe ones that will be stronger and last longer. ...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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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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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

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more